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Now with Xeon X5650 @ 3.8Ghz (190x20) 1.216V vcore More vcore than before but the chip runs cooler than the previous W3580 at 3.6Ghz


W3580 @ 3.61 (190x19) 1.12vcore

Started out with an i7 930.

Hoping to squeeze every last bit of life out of the 1366 platform.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

Old machine going strong! +1

Great job on the cable management

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Rocking the beastly old build like a boss!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

damn, i havent seen a 1366 socket build on here in a long time

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

A rig to last the test of time!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks guys, I love this machine. Just threw a Xeon X5650 in there tonight for some 6-core goodness. Still going strong!

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  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

The lga1366 platform, especially in its westmere 6-core form, is still very capable. The only problem I see with going dual socket is the inability of overclocking dual socket motherboards - The one exception being the EVGA SR-2.

That said, if going dual socket, Unless you can find an SR-2, I would use a supermicro X8-DAL-i and a pair of X5690s, though expensive, are the fastest of the 6-core dual socket capable chips.

As the X5650 is clocked fairly low, you'll be stuck with the low clockspeeds in a non overclockable dual socket board if you went the dual X5650 route.

For most people interested in LGA1366, any of the westmere 6-core CPUs in a desktop board overclocked is the way to go.