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Blood Iron and xeon quad

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jjnissanpatfan, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. jjnissanpatfan

    jjnissanpatfan

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    I bought this setup hoping for the most thoughts???
    NZXT Apollo BLUE NP Blue SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811146026
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $69.99
    Track 1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 32meg 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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    Track 1 DFI BLOOD IRON P35-T2RL LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813136038
    Track 1 Intel Xeon X3210 Kentsfield 2.13GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562X3210 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819117129
    Track 1 LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S OEM BK - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827106070 $27.99
    1 mushkin 550250 ATX12V / EPS12V 580W Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817812004 $99.99
    1 mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) with EPP Profile Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996533 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820146673 $54.99 4-5-4-11

    I sold my computer for 800 with the new 8800gts so im going quad and new stuff for 200 after 60 in rebates.
    I try to do this yearly to keep my costs down cause i love the newest but its tough.
    Also ordering the other gts mon when i have the funds to finish.I will be happy with 3.5 from the cpu but want 4.
    Hopefully it will all play nice together and ill get 400-500fsb!!
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    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    That Blood Iron will do 470+ fsb, so if you're limited, it will be the memory or cpu. I know, I've got a blood iron in my second rig. It WILL take some time to get used to the "Genie" bios. I'ts awesome, but more complicated than most bios. Good choice going with that Xeon, and nice setup. The only thing I'd change is the case...I don't care for NZXT. :D
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Get a PCPower & Cooling 610 Silencer. I would try to get some 1066 ram as well. With that your system is going to scream!:rockout:
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    The psu i got has 4 20 volt rails and the ram is d9's i hope.So in theory i should be good??
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    Well you have a great system there. You should be careful tho, that motherboard as far as I know has only 4 phase power so it could be a problem ocing a QuadXeon. If you get it up to 3.5 you should be happy, you will not need more computer power for now...
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    I heard that P35 chipsets are like the optimal ones for duall-cores and x38 chipsets best for quad-cores - so maybe your mobo will not perform as good as if you would have gotten a X38 based mobo
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    P35/X38 were built with Quads in mind. I think you mean the 680i for Duals :)
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    No I asked in TPU if i should get a p35 based board and got as anwer that on my Q6600 it is more advisable to use a x38 chipset based mobo instead if a GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P.

    Thread "Should i buy GA-P35-DS3P?".

    One TPU member told me the same in MSN.
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    I have a P35, and I will be going Quad, wouldn't have bought it if it couldn't handle Quads.

    The 680i isn't the best for Quads, but the P35/X38 were built for Quads.
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    I am temped to buy a dfi blood iron P35 mobo for my quad but am unsure of getting it because i heard that stuff (see above) - i know it would work but what in specific is better in OCing a quad core with a X38 mobo i was not told.
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    Dude it's not that it won't work. It will work flawlessly, it's just that I don't know how far you can push a quad on a 4 phase board. x38 is actually weaker at ocing, you should only buy one if you're really keen to get PCIE 2.0.You could buy a DFI Lanparty P35 with 6 or 8 phase, that should do it...
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    I should of done more research cause the ram is promo's @#%&!!!The last ram i had g-skill was also promo's i think.. if they clock to 1000 like the g-skill i will be happy but not as happy as i would of been with d9's!!!If i had d9's with the last build i would of been able to push the e6300 further maybe ??Parts should be today but snow storm so maybe tomorrow ups calls snowing in vermont a catastrophic event.Hope this ram won't limit my overclock or ill be getting some crucial like i wanted to.

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