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Build me a 60% Work 40% Gaming Machine

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by motion2082, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. ikonz0r

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    I don't think power should be your concern. Under load you can't escape this and with speedstep the difference will be negligible.

    m2 ssd is hit and miss. you really need to be sure that the m2 onboard is pcie 4x or you won't get the bonus. I recently built a couple of E5-1270v3 rigs on recently released Asus P10S-WS boards. They're incredible performers for the money with a shitload of features. The part I overlooked was the onboard M2's are only 1x so 950's etc.. running at less then half rate.

    For my work (similar use) I have a 2670 on x79 with m2's in pcie adaptors running at full speed. it's awesome. then for gaming I have an i5 rig. The 2670's still do really well in gaming, I just prefer to keep the two uses separate...

    If you don't need (.. or more want) ecc support I would just get the cheapest x99 setup you can find and be done with it. you should cover all of your requirements this way. for the m2 just buy a $20 adapter unless you really need 3 or 4 slots for other items such as crossfire / 10ge nics etc..
     
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    I like to know that at idle it's not sucking too much though

    That is very interesting. I really had no idea that missing PCI-E 4x would make such a difference.

    The E5-1270v3 looks like an interesting build. 4 Cores Xeons, who would have thought.

    Must be a little annoying knowing that you have to switch from 2 machines. Trying to avoid this if I can.

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    Not really sure what ECC support will give me to be honest. Single Cards have always been my preference.

    Thank you for your feedback
     
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    Not really sure what ECC support will give me to be honest. Single Cards have always been my preference.

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    Well if you don't need ECC then maybe skylake would be the best option. probably $300 - $500 cheaper than an X99 setup :)
     
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    Skylake is only 4 core and won't give me much more over i7 2600k SB
     
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    You should be able to get 4.8 out of your chip without much effort...

    VCORE 1.4V and crank the multi, leave rest on auto.

    Even the shittiest SB chips usually do 4.8...
     
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    here is some prices from newegg on parts i would look at if you wanted to go a new 6800k system which seems to be the way your leaning

    unfortunately although they list the 6800k at under $600au they wont ship it to us like they will these parts
    ASUS X99-A II LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 AUD$337
    G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C15Q-32GRK AUD$216.00
     
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    Only goes up to 4.6Ghz and is not very stable.

    Not a big fan of OC to the max
     
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    Still undecided about 6 core, an 8 core may be better. Keeping an eye on the Xeon's

    What would be the best 8 core Xeon around the 3.2 - 3.6Ghz mark?

    What do you guys think about the E5-2630 v3?
    http://ark.intel.com/m/products/83356/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2630-v3-20M-Cache-2_40-GHz

    Actually I think this is probably better Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3
     
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