dual lga 1366 in 2018?

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  1. capri_sun

    capri_sun n00bie

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    Is it worth it to build a dual socket lga 1366 in 2018? I'll be using it mostly for gaming & game development.I'm buying a prebuilt workstation. Depending on which gpu i go with the system will cost me either $500 to $550.

    CPU: 2x Intel Xeon E5620 Quad (4) Core 2.4GHz
    Motherboard: Supermicro X8DTi-F
    Memory: 24GB DDR3 1333(6 x 4GB - DDR3 - ECC REG )
    Power Supply: 450W
    Storage: Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16 MB Cache 3.5

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    CPU: 2x Intel Xeon X5675 3.06GHz Six Core
    GPU: rx 580 8gb brand new or used gtx 1070 8gb
    Power Supply: EVGA 850 BQ, 80+ BRONZE 850W, Semi Modular
     
  2. FlawleZ

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    Worth it would all depend on you. X58 and dual socket X58 are still very capable machines. For gaming, I really recommend going with the highest clock speed possible. Especially if you use a board like that one that cant overclock. Dual X5687 would be your best bet with a 3.6Ghz base and 3.9Ghz turbo it's easily the best option for pure clock speed. They're also dirt cheap.
     
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  3. capt_cope

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    FWIW I have an old z600 that's pretty much identical to the specs you listed (pre-upgrade) and it was slightly slower than my i7 3930k rig (stock clocks with 32gb of ram) in every program I tried - Premiere Pro / Adobe Media Encoder CC, After Effects, FFMPEG, and OBS.

    For gaming it would be a lot slower than that 3930k, I really think you'd be better off getting used desktop parts - I saw a combo in the fsft forum with an i7 6700, 16gb ram, z170 mobo for ~$300 the other day, and that would decimate either of the specs you listed (for gaming and single threaded workloads at least)
     
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  4. acascianelli

    acascianelli [H]ardness Supreme

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    I'm gaming on a similar system. Older GPU, but more RAM.
     
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  5. capri_sun

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    is it a dell t5500/t7500 or a hp z600/z800?
     
  6. capri_sun

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    Yeah I know the single socket x58 are beast.I watch alot of tech yes city and ozzy hardware and few other youtubers and single socket x58 aren't slouches.I did some research alot of people are overclocking on prebuilt machines like dells,hps,leneovo etc on locked bios with throttlestop & w3680s and 3690s processors since they have unlocked modifiers.
     
  7. acascianelli

    acascianelli [H]ardness Supreme

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    Custom build on a SuperMicro board. X8DTi I believe. The only one so could find at a reasonable price with a 16x PCIe slot.
     
  8. Blue Fox

    Blue Fox [H]ardForum Junkie

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    It's getting really dated at this point. Nehalem/Gainstown is 6 months shy of 10 years old and Westmere is close to 9. For gaming, your money is better spent on a single socket system. If you want more cores on a budget, 2011 with Ivy Bridge CPUs would be a much better option.
     
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  9. primetime

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    beter off going with a new AM4 (2700x) or equivalent......when my x58 motherboard died it was time!
     
  10. capri_sun

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    lol prices of ddr4 is so inflated right that's what stopping me from going am4/lga 2011-3 route
     
  11. capri_sun

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    i was thinking about sandy or ivy bridge but some of the v1 and v2 processors are still expensive
     
  12. primetime

    primetime [H]ardness Supreme

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    it is what it is i guess......IF you can afford it then just right off the inflated prices. I guess i sunk about 1200 grand total into the REBUILD but if it last Half as long as my x58 rig did (and it should) then alls is well...I will say my rgb ram is the best looking parts in my entire build lol!

    trust me they look way better in real life or video...i figured fuck it i might as well get some bling with it
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  14. capt_cope

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    Or snag this smoking deal: here
    and spend $200 on a gpu, psu and cheap case.
     
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    It occurred to me this morning that not only from a performance perspective should you skip that x58 system if buying new, but from a longevity perspective. X58 is 10 years old now. Capacitors on motherboards don’t last forever. They are probably getting to end of life at this point, unless you find a board with Japanese solid caps. Things might start getting flaky on a x58 system at this point just due to electronics age. HardOCP does 10 year old PSU reviews occasionally and they seem to always be looser tolerances after that period of time, even if they still work. That’s depreciation of component must be occurring on the motherboards too.
     
  17. capri_sun

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    I'm going to wait until black Friday and see if I can get a great deal. I'm thinking of going with the ryzen 7 1700
     
  18. primetime

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    exactly what happened to my board....visually everything looked fine but it wasn't...And mine had the high end Jap caps as well...If i had to do it all over again i might go with the TR socket just for the heck of it
     
  19. acascianelli

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    Was it a complete surprise when they failed on you?
     
  20. primetime

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    your talking about my prior X58 motherboard? yea i guess....maybe it was just bad timing? Looking back it had to die sooner or latter i guess! lol....I kept it clean and cool and with quality power supplys but it started off with my raid failing and then multiple sata ports failing...technically it still worked as i could boot off the usb flash drive but that doesnt give ya much....what really surprised me was my dead windows install worked perfect in my new AM4 build with zero effort....Windows rebooted and went thru a couple setups and i was back in business without even needing to do a new install. (installed a few drivers was it)
     
  21. IdentityCrisis

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    1366 is getting old but seems to hold its own, I cant say spending that money if you had to buy all those parts to create the build is worth it, combos can be had for less, though there are less cores/threads in those for sure.