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Keeping X58 alive

by killerelite1213

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39 Comments

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Date Published

Dec. 9, 2018

Date Built

Dec. 3, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

74.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.05 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

Description

So I decided to go with X58 as my first build. I've had the case and power supply for quite a few years and have been wanting to do a build and it finally started coming together when my friend gave me a great deal on an X58 motherboard. I did a lot of research on x58 and found that 6 core xeons were extremely cheap on the market and could get great overclocks. First iteration of this build had an msi r9 270 in it that i picked up for $40 on ebay and that ended up dying within 2 days. Decided to take my chances with used parts again and picked up the r9 fury for a great deal with a warranty and have had no problems with it whatsoever. Next upgrades to this will probably be a case, ssd and an aio.

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FurryJackman 3 Builds 4 points 4 months ago

Well on your way to a good Tech YES loving!

Since this is X58, you don't need more than a 860 EVO since the SATA interface is only SATA 2, not SATA 3.

johnzdichocki 7 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

I clicked on this build thinking the same thing :D I would consider getting a Xeon that has a similar core count and a decent multiplier and try overclocking even with that cooler. I'd recommend a x5675, since it has 6 cores and also is a decent overclockable chip on air (before you get the AIO then it doesn't matter much). For 30 dollars shipped it isn't a bad deal at all. Either way, I definitely would agree that a better case with more airflow could be a really nice upgrade in it of itself. Good luck to you! +1

killerelite1213 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Im actually finding that the cooler is the limiting factor for me currently. The chip can hit 4.4Ghz stable but thermal throttles

johnzdichocki 7 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I’d recommend a cheap 120mm AIO if on a budget or an air cooler with a similar style to a 212 EVO. An AIO might be a tough fit in this case but it’s definitely doable. Your temps would be a lot better with the same chip for sure and you’d definitely be able to hit 4.4 stable :D

I know that a cooler upgrade is already in the works, so a really nice build!

killerelite1213 submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Yeah, was gonna upgrade the cooler and case at the same time. was gonna go with the view 37 and a Celsius s36, i know a bit overkill on the cooler but cant ever be too cool lol

johnzdichocki 7 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

That’s 100% true, no cooling is overkill and you can always use something like an AIO in a future build as well. The view 37 is definitely an eye-catcher. Good luck to you!! I hope that the s36 will eventually treat you well.

killerelite1213 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

The sabertooth board actually has 2 SATA 3 ports which i was really surprised by

FurryJackman 3 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Right, via an external controller. Many boards back then had external SATA 3 controllers. Might not have as much throughput as a native controller so I'd still get a 860 EVO.

killerelite1213 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

The board says its 6Gbs but idk if anyone actually tested the speed, but thats probably what im going with anyway due to the low price and high capacity

killerelite1213 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I was also thinking about an M.2 pcie adapter due to how many pcie lanes i have. not sure how the throughput is on those but im pretty sure it would have higher speeds than an ssd would in this system

FurryJackman 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

You also need to have UEFI bootable NVMe support, and X58 I believe still runs on BIOS.

Finding a old OCZ or Intel PCI-E SSD with bootable support might be better.

killerelite1213 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I’ve done a bit of research over the past few hours and found that the Samsung 950 pro supports legacy bios and people have them running at 2Gbs read speeds. Wouldn’t be a bad idea if I find one at a decent price

Nater650 3 points 4 months ago

Might want to get a bigger hard drive, 320 GB might not get you very far

killerelite1213 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Yeah, knew that going in. Only used this one cause it was sitting around and it was really low budget due to buying a house

Nater650 1 point 4 months ago

Also might want to consider picking up an SSD

killerelite1213 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Yeah, if you look into my build list, I have one called upgrade that has what I wanna get for it next. SSD included lol

AhodShralpy 12 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks for gracing another post with your part advice, Nater.

Let me know when you post a build we can critique :).

Nater650 1 point 4 months ago

No problem

Wolklung 2 points 4 months ago

x58 was/is pretty great. All those PCI Express lanes!!!!

killerelite1213 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Yeah, im loving it. And for the price i couldnt beat it with anything from today

dhishi123 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

need support for that gpu seeing some serious sag

killerelite1213 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Yeah, trying to figure out something good that doesnt look horrible

AhodShralpy 12 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Nice man! I just recently took apart an X58 build with an i7 920 in it, they're still pretty beastly!

What kind of OC can you get on this CPU? 6 cores?!

killerelite1213 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I had it stable at 4.4ghz, but it was thermal throttling. Im hoping for 4.5 or 4.6 when i upgrade the cooler. But with 6 cores and 12 threads it does anything i ask of it

James.B 1 point 4 months ago

just a question about the fans. how many pins are there?

killerelite1213 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

The fans are actually just placeholders for a cheap set of ebay fans. but the one is it are 3 pins

killerelite1213 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Alright guys so i have an update on the system. It seems ive run into some kind of bottleneck either with the motherboard only being pcie 2.0 or the cpu itself. I upgraded from the R9 Fury to a vega 64 (found one for $310 shipped to my door) and im only seeing about a 2 fps gain on average. So i decided im gonna upgrade to Ryzen. Ill probably be selling the cpu ram and motherboard combo so if anyone wants to get ahold of it ill take offers on it. Its an asus sabertooth x58, a xeon x5680 good for 4.5Ghz with a good cooler and 12GB of samsung(i think) DDR3 ram good for 1600MHz. Had the ram running at 1900 before but i cant seem to get it stable now