Description

Little watercooled x58 build that I have to mess around/overclock/game on. Primarily built using parts accumulated from previous builds. The Xeon still puts out serious performance considering its nearly 10 years old. Also acts as my backup pc.

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

This is awesome! I really love the custom loop, especially on this socket. You should seriously upgrade to 12Gb of ram, and possibly an even larger power supply though. Also, is that X5670 a bottleneck for the GTX 1070 by any chance? I've read some great things about the X56xx processors on the budget end of the spectrum and am wondering if it would be a viable option to pair with modern GPU chipsets. +1 for sure

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Answering that question was one of the biggest purpose of this build. Surprisingly, the 1070 seems to work great in this relatively old machine. I threw the 1070 in this build to my 4690k build and 5820k build and the fps difference in the majority of the games I've tested basically remained within 10 - 20 FPS. As for synthetic loads and benchmarking, the overclocked X5670 nearly matches my stock 5820k in Cinebench. Not too shabby.

As for power supply, despite only being 400w, its a relatively decent Gold unit and seems to handle the load without a sweat. Purposely went beyond 1.35v on the chip and oc'd the 1070 slightly and ran both cpu/gpu benchmark for hours without issues. However, 400w is definitely low and I plan on replacing it.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, it's me again.

I'm actually about to go X58 and get a second Radeon HD 7770 and do a crossfire machine! I really just found this post again, because I am planning on getting the same motherboard. I appreciate you for fueling my obsession (even if it is somewhat irrational) of these old Xeon machines.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

That one sexy as build

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the cpu temps.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

CPU is currently clocked to 4.2 @ 1.3. Idle temps are low 30s with eist/speedstep and most other power saving feature still enabled. An hour of Aida64 maxes out the CPU temps at 70 - 72.