*Official* NBR Desktop Overclocker's Lounge [laptop owners welcome, too]

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  1. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    So any point in a X299 system this late in the game?

    Looking at 10980XE ($999) new and EVGA X299 Micro2 ($169.99). Might also need a psu...my current ones don't have 2x eps pin.

    I have a x99 system [Xeon E5-1660 v3 (8-cores) @ 4.2ghz, 32gb quad channel ddr4 3200 (will reuse), corsair 750w]

    and a x79 aw (4820k (4-core), 16gb quad channel ddr3 1600, aw 875w

    I feel it's better to see Ryzen 3 but idk, my memory would be dual channel too then
     
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  2. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Yes, certainly. While it is not cutting edge tech, you can't argue with results if you don't need the popularized features and gimmicks that people are being told they can't live without. X299 HEDT CPUs are still the kings of performance in the enthusiast space. They overclock well and performance scales on them nicely, unlike a lot of the "latest and greatest" belly-button trash tech that either can't or doesn't overclock worth a damn. Or, you can play the waiting game as some folks do. And, hope that what comes next isn't actually worse than what you skipped over by thinking something better was around the corner. Newer products are quite frequently inferior to the products they replace.
     
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    tps3443 Notebook Deity

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    These X299 (18) cores are monsters. The 10980XE is a nice cpu. I’ve had my 7980XE for a month now. I’ve got a good motherboard, and really really good set of DDR4 memory.

    These processors can handle 4.8Ghz daily without much issue.

    The system is just out right beastly. I have seen 4.5Ghz heavy AVX CPU load go right past 770 watts at the wall. This was before delidding my 7980XE, But now I am seeing less power usage at 300Mhz faster frequency = 4.8Ghz.

    I am not upgrading for a while. The only thing I am
    Buying soon is a next generation GPU when they become more readily available.



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    tps3443 Notebook Deity

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    Motherboard cost is a real benefit to this platform. You can practically find a X299 motherboard for nothing. Someone on overclock forums mailed me this for just the cost of shipping. I wanted it for solely for the accessories, as my current X299 dark in my system included nothing but the board. So now I have a backup, or maybe I will build another X299 system.


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    Anyways, it’s a solid platform.

    You could also drop in a 6950X (10) core in your current setup. And some super low latency 3200-3400Mhz ram. And ride out for a while, with pretty much modern day performance.

    I saw a 6950X on eBay for $339.99. Sell your current chip for $160 dollars pretty easily. And add $180 and gain 2/4 cores with faster IPC per clock. I know a 4.2Ghz Broadwell E is substantially faster than a 4.2Ghz Haswell-E cpu.
     
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  5. electrosoft

    electrosoft Tick Tock Clarice....

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    After much hemming and hawing, trying to future proof but wanting to go with 32GB for my current and for my next whatever turns out to be by next few platforms, I ended up going with G.Skill Ripjaws 4x8GB 4000 C15.

    I looked at the Trident ($60+tax more) and Royal ($110+tax more), but I couldn't see a reason to spend the extra $$$.

    https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232969?&quicklink=true

    Solid upgrade all around over my Crucial 3200 C16 2x8GB.

    Of course now I'm thinking of cracking open the still sealed Corsair 3800 C18 4x8GB SODIMMs I have up for sale for my P870TM1 to match capacities....
     
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  6. Rage Set

    Rage Set A Fusioner of Technologies

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    If you ever want an x299 Dark and 7960x, let me know.
     
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    If I knew those were available I certainly would’ve bought them and saved that $110 over the Royal Gold models I bought. The memory it self is amazing though. I run it at 14-15-15-23-1T-275 with 1.6 volts. It could possibly get by with less voltage, but I haven’t really tested any less thoroughly. My timmings of 14-15-15-23-1T are not like hci memtest stable for hours on end. But, I have never seen my system have an issue, or crash during my usage. I think it is because they seriously need active cooling. I have seen my modules reach 57C during stress testing. Pointing a desk fan at them brought it down to 40C.
     
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    Robbo99999 Notebook Prophet

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    You CAN play Crysis! (And in 9 virtual machines at the same time if you had enough GPU power!) (Ok, ok, I'm not entirely sure that is possible "PC architecture" wise, but yeah you can Play Crysis!)
     
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    tps3443 Notebook Deity

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    Remembering back when Crysis first came out, I had a Nvidia GTX260 with a AMD Athlon X2 processor. It ran the game pretty well with kind of maxed out settings at 1680x1050. I was 17 years old. Of course all of my hardware was overclocked to the Max. I remember I could get around 30-40 fps. I thought my GPU was a beast at the time. It was newly released.

    My first real video card was a Nvidia 6600GT though. This was during the AGP days.

    Man I’ve had so many video cards over the years. And the excitement never gets old getting a new one.
     
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    "Can it play Crysis" Sure. "Can it play Crysis Remastered at the current standard 4K@60Hz Maxed out", probably not.
    (Single card up to a 3080 so far. Waiting to see if the 3090 can do it - haha)

    And the answer is still no!
    1440P is a go

    4K is a big 10/4 Negative
     
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