I already had 2 4Gb sticks of ddr3 non ecc memory, so I just went ahead and bought 2 more sticks..I wanted the I7 performance for the I5 price that this Xeon offered..Running ECC memory wasn't important for me
Ok so after a week since we last spoke, (Now mind you I live in a very very dusty area desert California) I'm super impressed with this case..I haven't blown it out, or cleaned anything and the dust is very very minor...Hope that helps
I love Linus and Luke...But let's get serious for a minute..If I wanted to gain some info about a 18 core 36 threaded monster for build advice they would be my goto..I love scrapyard wars, and other things they do..but as far as influence for this build they played no factor..
Thanks! I had named it Xeon joining the collective..Xeon the diamond in the rough...then just went with Xeon lol
Thanks so much
I agree with you 100%..The fact that I even got this thing built with how crazy my life is currently was amazing lol...I hope with in the next month or so to free up some time to really get this thing right..I mainly got this thing built and put up for the fact that when I was doing research trying to find specific info on these xeons there wasn't much to go on..So hopefully someone stumbles across this build and can save them some money like I did...Thanks for the comment I was looking at cable mod for the combs...Pretty cheap..
Not yet..The enthoo pro was always good in that regard but in that case I had 2 140's in the front as intake..Give it another couple of weeks and I'll update ya
Oh wow I didn't know that...
Not sure all of what I can answer for you, but I will give it a shot...The 8-pin power connector top left is kinda weird, so I had to buy an extension to do proper cable management, I love the fan headers and where they are, and I love the sata ports and how they are set up as well...I have a decent sized cpu air cooler, and I had no problem fitting all my 4 sticks of ram..If you can think of any other ?'s you may have hmu, but this mobo to me is awesome and I would recommend it to anyone
Man I love it...I loaded my os and one of my games on it and I have to say it's pretty amazing and I know see what all the hype is about..I alot of times don't pay attention to benchmarks, I pay attention to price, and real world operations..I don't do many read and writes to it as is, so the main benefit for me is loading screens are basically gone, and boot times are insanely fast...
Another thought also is if I try to eventually push this cpu I will def invest in a self contained water cooler..Nothing to overkill, but yea, I'm thinking anything over 4.5 needs water...I live in an area where in the summer it's extremely hot too so that's also something I think about concerning the ambient temps..
Yea the Msi gaming bios is one of the best interfaces I've used...I idle in bios around 18c..I used the command center for about 5 mins and it started bugging out, eventually BSOD so yea that thing had to go...Overall though, I've been pretty content with speccy and msi afterburner...Both usually show the same temps, (Even though Afterburner is just gpu temp) and when I'm under max load my mobo temps show about 10c below my cpu temp...The only thing I don't like about speccy is it doesn't show the cpu socket temp, and with HW monitor I found their readings to be off...
I've used speccy, nvidia system temps, and now msi afterburner...is there anything else you can think of to get a better idea of accurate temps?
That's going to be a beast gaming rig...Digging the msi 970...Let me know how it all works out
I really like their dependability, plus the new red and black dragon theme is pretty bad ***...
Just bought the Kingston v300 120gb thanks for the recommendation...
No you/re find I don't mind all the questions at all...Ok, the VRM's are the voltage regualator modules, and on my old board (Biostar 970) they burnt up and couldn't handle the 8350...They were 4+2, the ones on this board are 8+2...I haven't overclocked, mainly because I haven't felt the need too...The top fans are push, basically the front 200mm fan pulls, the bottom 120mm pulls, then the 2 tops fans 120mm push and the 140mm on the back push also..I don't anticipate any problems coming from this Cpu+Mobo combo at all...I bought this mobo after it had been out only 2 days, and MSI hasn't let me down...If you can think of any other questions let me know, it's a big purchase...
Temps with this setup are amazing...I usually run at max temp 44c...(That's with every core at 100%) The mobo has done really well so far, and the VRM heatsinks are all that like everyone said they would be..
Nope...everything was good to go
That sounds great...I will be getting one shortly then..Thanks so much for the comments and info..
So pretty much you just put your OS on it, is there anything else you would put on it? I've heard you can put a game you play often on it for the loading screens, but I've always thought loading screens were based on memory size and speed?
well when I bought this 660 the 280 was 250 ish...When I do upgrade here soon I was thinking the MSI 970 or the ASUS 970...what do you think?
Thanks everyone looks like the 120gb for 50 ish is right up my alley!!!
Do you have any recommendations? I'm pretty noob to what's a good deal on ssd's...Thanks in advance...
Well, I think the name beast is a relative term..If your used to gaming on all the new parts and have money for that I def would think you would sniff at my rig lol...But coming from a 6300 build before this and an apu trinity build before that one, this thing is def beast to me..Also, once I upgrade to a ssd and a newer maxwell card, maybe this thing can be more beastly lol...Sorry if it offended anyone, wasn't what I was trying to do..Thanks for your comments
Good luck, and no problem..I've taught myself most of what I know about computers, sometimes people can be rude and elitist in the computer world, but this is a great hobby to have..I'm really looking forward to what you build now lol..
I was very happy with my 6300, and I still have it..If you're just gaming that pentium g chip you mentioned is a monster (Check linus' video) I love these new MSI parts for everything they bring to the table now, looks, performance, etc..I'm not fond of the command center, but that's not a big deal..If you go with the 270x, the Sapphire dual x looks amazing, (Non-MSI I know lol) and I have a friend who has that card and his temps are very nice..
I had a FX-6300 build that I built back in FEB of this year, so what I was doing was upgrading part by part, so the testing things one by one came in the old system to make sure all was good...What kind of system are you planning on building? Thanks for the comments
Great question..at the time of purchase the 760 was around 260 ish, so I thought my end goal would be to sli 2 of these in the future, but with the newer maxwell 900's out now I'm def re-thinking that whole idea..Thanks for the question
Thanks for all the great points...The Corsair fan on the rear of the case is a 140mm exhaust, it's just the 2 rosewill's exhausting on top are 120mm..I actually was going for a red and black theme so the little extra money spent on led fans, and stuff like that was in my mind ok..The overpowered psu if you look at the price most 600 watt psu's go for that price range so I feel since I was planning on running 2 660's in sli, the extra wattage would be nice, but I think I've chose possibly to go 970, or wait for AMD's next 300 card..I honestly feel with this build I got alot of bang for the buck, but it's always nice to hear others opinions..Thanks again..
I agree...The first picture really didn't fit did it...Thanks for your comment..For all of my gaming life I've only experienced 1440x900, so someone I knew only had used this monitor 3 times, so when he said he would sell me this 1080p monitor for 70 bucks I jumped all over it..Thanks for the comments...
Well I had it left over from my wife's old comp and actually my boot times for an HDD are very nice...Like I said money for me has been tight so having the extra HDD was for me a no brainer to use. I would love a ssd, but I didn't have the money in the build for one..Thanks for your comment.
Thanks for the +1...ok so my reason for the weird ram setup is I was buying parts stacking them back to build this. I bought the PSU and the first 2 sticks of ram together, and when I had some extra money I bought another 2 sticks to give me 8gb's. The video card I bought awhile back, I bought the bigger PSU thinking I would sli these 2 together because the benchmarks on those 2 in sli were just amazing, but then maxwell now is out now and I'm drooling and saving for a msi GTX 970...Hope that makes sense lol
yes and thank you very much