Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by demiurge3141, Jul 26, 2014.
Oooo, what’s that about? Proton?
Many people still custom watercooling these, or using them as base for mod projects?
I have boxes full of gear just sitting there, but air is just so much less hassle day-to-day.
Seriously thinking it's time to buy a new daily driver and turn this kit into an ongoing mod project.
Got a fairly tidy Cosmos S sitting here doing SFA, gear is currently housed in an early-gen Fractal Define R5.
Or I could revamp the old gen 1 Raven which I still have most of the bits for, in boxes somewhere. Annoys me that I never really completed it.
Could be cool to do a retro watercooled X58 Cosmos project with cartloads of bloo leds, edge-lit acrylic and whatnot.
Time to hit up shop'n'swap.... we'll see what the new year brings.
Yee! I’ll know what I’ll be formatting this weekend
Oh man, exactly what I’m doing - I tapped out when Prescott was peaking, so being able to squeak anything from anywhere in the 3s up into 4ghz still brings a grin to my face (and more than enough bandwidth for the dusty old cards I’m rocking).
I think I’ll go with ebays cheapest, leakiest blocks, acrylic/homejob adapter plates, pond pump in a diy res, and as you say, heckin’ piles of LEDs. I wonder if there are working cold cathodes kicking around the place...
I think I may still have a couple of these lying around in a box somewhere. Also an HD6990 with a fullcover EK copper/acetal block. Hardly used. PM if interested.
Hmm, seriously thinking of getting either w3590 or a X5690 from ali or what not and seeing how well that kicks on in comparison to my real early 980x. I need to re thermal pad/paste the N/SB on my board, it's 10ish years old so it's likely about time.
EDIT: might be a brown out when using more than one GPU.
Why not an X5675? only 95w vs the 130w spec of the X5690. Vastly cheaper as well.
Anyone had success with SLi on a Dell T7500?
looking at running with Sli gtx970's
I can't remember if I tried it with mine or not...
If I had 2 graphics cards I would give it a go but I don't now.
I know people have run success with crossfire, but i already have access to a 970gtx and can get another for cheap
No probs, I love my T7500. I'll only move on from it once it dies I think!!
nice one, can't wait for the x5675's to arrive and can start to really play around with it
ugh, my t7500 dream might be coming to a premature end... physical size to large for my desk.... :<
I tried but am not sure if it’s my cards (gtx650x2 from different makers). I got it working using differentsli, but my base cpu clock (2.4ghz) was bottlenecking frame rate.
Much more fun (and a lot less fiddling with driver patchers) to have 3 random cards, 2 chips, 24 threads and just play that sci-fi rts... the one that scales really well... something something excession?
Get a T5500?
Already have the t7500 and bought 2x x5675's
Hopefully sli works with the 900 series cards, will find out soon enough.
Also anyone know how much of a performance deference between the t3500 and t7500 with the same cpu/ram?
There shouldn't be any difference as far as I'm aware, they all use the same chipset. The only reason the T5500 is more compact is due to the use of a CPU daughter board for the second processor.
Time for a new desk
yeah, i might end up hacking up the drawers so the larger case can fit
Looks like the t3500 has a x58 board vs 5520 on the 7500/5500
anyhow the t5500 looks like the way to go...
anywho, anyone in melb want to swap a t7500 for a t5500 before i start to hack up this desk lol