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First PC Build (The Beast)

by KairuKD

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26 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 22, 2017

Date Built

Sept. 23, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

2.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

34.5° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.657 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

Description

As the title says, and yes I know the processor is over the top, but Intel apparently had a lot of Xeon processors due to the customer deciding not to buy it. Intel had no idea in what to do with the CPU's so they decided to go hand it out to their employees in which my dad obtained. We both decided to just make it a "monster build" and boom here it is. I did the building and installed everything and when I turned it on, there were no problems. It still works as of today and I love it. Sorry to say to those who are RGB maniacs. There's not enough RGB!

Also I discovered that I am terrible at cable management, but I'll improve...

Part Reviews

CPU

Totally recommend, but not really for gaming use. Stick with the Intel Core series or AMD. For workstation use or servers, I would give a thumbs up.

Motherboard

Motherboard worked completely fine for me and everything it offers satisfies my requirements, though it has an older BIOS which may be hard for those building first time. The BIOS may not work since it's out of date.

Case

As I've said in the comments, "I could've gotten a better one", although I'd still give it a recommend despite the looks. It gives you enough space to install all of your components, and wiring wasn't a hassle for me. Though this is a pretty old tower case. THE PLED wire is a molex cable, so it wasn't compatible with my motherboard. So right now, my power button doesn't show any light when turned on.

The case also comes with pre-installed fans, but if your the type of guy who wants quiet fans, I'd suggest switching them off with the desired fans you prefer.

Overall an average case, "Nuff said.

Comments Sorted by:

sammys87gnxgta4 1 Build 5 points 13 months ago

despite having such an expensive CPU and getting it for free, you could've put more into the case, a nicer case would've been cool.

Despite that though, this is a cool build.

KairuKD submitter 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Thank you and yes I could've gone with a nicer case. I have no explanation into why I've decided to buy that case

Fatroadcop 5 points 13 months ago

The fact that you have a Xeon processor but use paper for as mouse pad is a tad bit funny (I know that you got it for free but still) Nice Build.

customgtp 21 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Haha I love it!!! Thanks for pointing that out!! I had to go back and look

KairuKD submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Haha yeah my friends found that funny when they saw that I was using paper as my mousepad,

sammys87gnxgta4 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

ah it's whatever to be honest, still love the build!

eli_harper13 6 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Nice desk

the_naked_nerd 8 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

need to spend some time on cables management

KairuKD submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Yes, as said in the description I'm terrible at it. I will try to find some time to improve cable management for my PC.

the_naked_nerd 8 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

good lad take your time and don't rush u will then enjoy much more remember cables not just for show but will.help your system giving better air flow good luck mate

KairuKD submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Totally agree, and thank you :)

Zquigly 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

I'm pretty sure you should split up the memory between the 2 banks. Like have 2 sticks on one side and 2 sticks on the other. Check the motherboard manual to see which ones are recommended.

KairuKD submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Hmm...You could be right, I will go double check again on the manual and take a look at the memory sticks

Thanks for the comment

DragionTech 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Very lucky to get a 22 core xeon

BitBoilOfficial 2 points 6 months ago

you got the £3600 xeon for free?????? wooooooooowww awwesome

LJ4G 2 points 4 months ago

i don't know if im 100 percent sure but the memory isn't in the proper configuration

KairuKD submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Yeah I put 2 sticks on the opposite side. Someone has mentioned it before.

customgtp 21 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I think you did a good job!! I am so intrigued with these xeon cpus. I wanna get my hands on one and try a build with it. Do you recommend?

customgtp 21 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Omg your cpu goes for thousands of dollars on ebay

KairuKD submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Yes and no? Xeons are mostly for workstation use, servers, and stuff like that. If you are going to use it for that sole purpose then yes I can recommend.

I am on edge when using a Xeon cpu for gaming. I mean yes it can also be used for that, but I don't think you'll need THAT much cores. I'd say to stick with the Intel Core series. It is pretty expensive too, so it could be trouble for a tight budget. I'd say to stick with the Intel Core series.

Overall, I do support the idea in building with Xeon processors!

Lagspike235 2 points 3 months ago

In the end, an Xeon is actually better at gaming than an I-7, so while you could use it for either, an I9 or high end I7 would be much cheaper if you just wanted it for gaming

customgtp 21 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks. Figured it was best to ask a real owner and not someone who is just guessing. Great answer

KairuKD submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

With pleasure :)

Luckiestluck 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

i wish my dad worked for intel/amd

Gonxgonx3 1 point 10 months ago

Boi What mouse is that

KairuKD submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

A Havit mouse I bought from Amazon, it was really cheap and I thought it was a good mouse when I used it, but I'm not using it anymore. Got a better one, it's Logitech.

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