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Intel's Sandy Bridge-E Series Thread
dreamreaver
post Nov 28 2011, 08:15 PM
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QUOTE (Trdboy69 @ Nov 28 2011, 08:55 PM) *
QUOTE (dreamreaver @ Nov 28 2011, 07:15 PM) *
RAM and heatsink arrived today, just need the Motherboard which apparently was sent friday.

Nice. What are your specs going to be for this build?


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Trdboy69
post Nov 29 2011, 03:31 AM
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Awsome specs. Will have to get some pictures of it once your done.


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nesquick
post Nov 29 2011, 01:39 PM
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also you may want to jimmy up some kind of support for that GPU, looks like its flexing pretty bad.


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Trdboy69
post Nov 29 2011, 04:13 PM
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Yeah the card is slanting but i won't bother with support for it. It doesn't move an inch when you try to shake it around. It really is a very solid card with that backing plate on it.


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nesquick
post Nov 29 2011, 05:53 PM
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Its not the card I'd be worried about, I'd be worried you might snap the PCIE bracket off the mobo, whats that card weigh? like 1.6kg? just cut a length of foam and stick it there holding it up or something just for that kind of investment I'd not want to be leaving something like that to chance.


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r4nd0m
post Nov 29 2011, 06:15 PM
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QUOTE (dreamreaver @ Nov 28 2011, 09:15 PM) *
3960x with CNPS12x heatsink in a Level10 GT case
rampage IV
revodrive 3 x2 240G
Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240G
MARS II
32G RipJaws Z 1600Mhz
TV tuner card
Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium
plus other stuff

Where did you pick the RIVE from? I'm still waiting (with no real ETA) on one from AusPCMarket and cannot find any in stock elsewhere


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dreamreaver
post Nov 29 2011, 09:54 PM
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QUOTE (r4nd0m @ Nov 29 2011, 06:15 PM) *
QUOTE (dreamreaver @ Nov 28 2011, 09:15 PM) *
3960x with CNPS12x heatsink in a Level10 GT case
rampage IV
revodrive 3 x2 240G
Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240G
MARS II
32G RipJaws Z 1600Mhz
TV tuner card
Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium
plus other stuff

Where did you pick the RIVE from? I'm still waiting (with no real ETA) on one from AusPCMarket and cannot find any in stock elsewhere



I ordered it from ITSDirect, they sent it friday and i got it today, computer is all built, just installing stuff, interestingly with the installation i can't have raid setup if i want to use other harddrives by themselves, so all harddrives RAID or none at all, dissapointing. :(


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mark84
post Dec 1 2011, 04:16 PM
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QUOTE (dreamreaver @ Nov 29 2011, 10:54 PM) *
interestingly with the installation i can't have raid setup if i want to use other harddrives by themselves, so all harddrives RAID or none at all, dissapointing. :(

That seems a bit strange. What sort of chip IO setup is on that board? All SATAs hang off the southbridge? is there some different coloured connectors indicating they're 6Gbps connections? They usually hang off a 3rd party controller and so can only be RAIDed or non raided with the HDDs directly attached to 'em at they're dual port jobbies.

Or you saying the X79 chip isn't allowing it?

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dreamreaver
post Dec 1 2011, 04:35 PM
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quoted from the motherboard manual "Due to chipset limitations, when set any of SATA ports to RAID mode, all SATA ports run at RAID mode together"

Luckily Windows has no issue in creating RAID.


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r4nd0m
post Dec 1 2011, 05:44 PM
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I believe it's always been like this. You switch the ICH/PCH between AHCI or RAID modes. You can then create your RAID volumes. I do believe, however, that you can still have single volumes hanging off the PCH when in RAID mode.

My R4E has now been shipped and should arrive tomorrow. I may test the above then, if I decide to run my SSDs in RAID 0 before intel release their new RST, bringing TRIM to RAID.


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Trdboy69
post Dec 2 2011, 03:29 AM
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Yeah thats how its always been. Once you set the controller to raid in the bios you dont have to run all disk's in raid you just select what drives you want to put in the raid array and the rest stay as single drives.


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post Dec 12 2011, 07:47 PM
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Intel Core i7-3960X and i7-3930K CPUs Transitioning to C2 stepping in January


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post Dec 13 2011, 07:52 AM
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QUOTE (Trdboy69 @ Dec 2 2011, 04:29 AM) *
Yeah thats how its always been. Once you set the controller to raid in the bios you dont have to run all disk's in raid you just select what drives you want to put in the raid array and the rest stay as single drives.



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post Dec 29 2011, 07:20 PM
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Fantastic little recap.




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nobody813
post Jan 1 2012, 03:03 PM
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Very nice video there mudg3. Was very informative, especially seeing as he went back to show where it's come from


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post Jan 2 2012, 03:02 PM
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Good video, but he didn't mention how beneficial a die shrink is past lower power.

Ivy being 22nm should be very noticably better in terms of overclocking and performance per clock


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post Feb 28 2012, 08:28 PM
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Good video.


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Snoochems
post May 10 2012, 05:47 PM
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Seems I've missed the party by about 6 months, and now everyone is over at the Ivy-Bridge rave.

Anyways, better late than never. I haven't been into new cpus for a while with my last one being an E8400. My new 3930K is quite the upgrade.

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CPU:3730k - Stepping 7, Rev C2.
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth x79
RAM: G.Skill 16GB 2133MHz Quad kit
Cooling: Corsair H100
Case: Coolermaster Storm Trooper
PSU: Coolermaster 1050W

I've hit 4.7GHz, stable with 1.33V.

Temps seem ok, but not sure. Does mid 50s on the "CPU Temp" seem ok?

My "VCORE" temp (apparently this is the VRM temp on ASUS boards) is sitting high 70's. I'm not sure if this is a problem or not.


I'm testing 4.8GHz now. BSOD with 1.34V, failed Prime with 1.35V, and now just testing with 1.36V. If this isn't stable, I'll have to play with some other settings, as 30mV+ for 100MHz more doesn't seem right.

I'm a pretty far from understanding all the weird and bizarre options in the BIOS, but there seems to other ways to get stability.

Let me know your thoughts. Cheers.

Also, it seems the C2 revisions are a fair bit of an improvement. Most people need 1.4GHz+ to get similar results on the older CPU's.
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nobody813
post May 21 2012, 01:12 PM
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Just noticed this on PC Case Gear; Intel Xeon E5 2650. Interesting little chip, but probably worth 3 times what I'd get for my machine :-P


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nesquick
post May 21 2012, 01:17 PM
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yea if you want a proper 8 core (none of this bulldozer crap) you have to pay a fair bit for them.


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