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A new home for an old X58.

by Anvil_of_War

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10 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 22, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

2.66 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.241 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

Description

A new home for my aging X58 system.

Recently my original CPU cooler and my case fans where on their collective last legs. In an effort to keep this old girl going, I transplanted her into a new "be quiet! Pure Base 600 case". While adding an additional 140mm fan, and replaced my failing Zalman CPU cooler with a new "Black Edition" Hyper 212. Finally treating her to an 8GB ram kit in replacement for the older triple channel kit I had.

She's seen better days without any doubt, while the MSI 960 4G GPU was an upgrade a few years ago when my old HD 5890 gave up the ghost. This old girl wont win any beauty pageants, nor will she break any speed records, but she's mine and still working for now.

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Socialkonstruct 4 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

I love the old X58 chipset and I own an i7-930 which I really do dig!

Nice Fallout mousepad!

Anvil_of_War submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thank you kindly, good to see fellow Fallout fans. :)

Socialkonstruct 4 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I am playing through the new Fallout 76 game

FurryJackman 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

2 rare sights:

a HD DVD/Blu-Ray combo drive.

Windows Vista.

Anvil_of_War submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Indeed. ;)

Like I said, she's old.

Granted I pretty much have to move to a more modern OS now with Steam removing Vista from the service.

FurryJackman 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

You could move to Ubuntu 18.04 instead of a new Windows, cause of Proton/Steam Play.

https://itsfoss.com/steam-play-proton/

Vairfoley 29 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Very clean. High quality parts, too. Nice build! Throw another 8GB kit of RAM in there along with an SSD and Windows 10 and you'll be all set!

elvarg9685 4 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I love seeing these older builds!

Granddy 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Is that windows vista I see there. A rare sight to see these days.

Not a bad build at all either.

Also have you tried putting in a xeon on that board?

Anvil_of_War submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

That is indeed Vista, I never had the "problems" with it that so many claimed to have back in the day, perhaps I was just lucky.

No, have not tried putting a xeon on the board, however I did get the last released bios update recently so if I did at least I could be sure it should work.

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