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12 Core / 24 Thread Dell Precision T7500 Refresh + CPU Upgrade

May 6, 2018
777 (1.11/day)
Upstate NY
System Name i5 HexaCore
Processor Intel Core i5 9600KF @ 5.3Ghz
Motherboard MSI MEG Z390 ACE
Cooling MSI Core Frozr XL 120mm
Memory 16GB DDR4 @ 4000MHz
Video Card(s) MSI RX580 Gaming X 8GB
Storage 1 x 512GB Samsung Pro 970
Display(s) Acer 23" 75Hz Gaming monitors 1080P x 2
Case CoolerMaster Sileo 500
Audio Device(s) Integrated (5.1)
Power Supply Antec NeoPower 650W Blue
Mouse Microsoft Intellimouse
Keyboard Dell
Software Windows 10 Pro
Yes, I am well aware that this platform is relatively out dated (LGA 1366). I'm doing it for the thrills, for me its a passion, especially in these trying times we are all living through...

So I'm back at it. I simply cannot go one day without surrounding myself with new pieces of high performance hardware for this or that...

Plus, this build stuff helps keep my mind off of the current circumstances of our nation and our world. And yes... We are going to pretty much max out every aspect of the build, whether it be storage or PCI-E expansion for graphics rendering or something else that requires some serious throughput.

We will be populating both CPU sockets, and this time we will be working with TWO Intel Xeon X5690 Six-Core 3.46GHz 12MB Cache SLBVX processors. These are basically the fastest processors your can get within the 5600 series. And their 130w TDP reflects that!

So in that spirit, I just pulled the trigger on a Dual Socket Dell T7500 tower via eBay. Going to be running two SSDs in a raid 0 as the boot drive, and with the processor upgrade, this thing should fly!. And at the end of the day, that makes this a bad ass machine.

This processor as a base frequency of 3.46GHz...and boost clocks look like this:

3733 MHz (1 or 2 cores)
3600 MHz (3 or more cores)

The rig:

CPUs were purchased as a pair, and for peace of mind, I found a US seller.

2nd CPU cooling fans for my two z820 builds

Looks okay, whodunit ya say?

2nd CPU ... note active cooling on the memory as well...

Some processor specs for this CPU:
General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentServer
Intel Xeon 5600
Model number
CPU part numbers
  • AT80614005913AB is an OEM/tray microprocessor
  • BX80614X5690 is a boxed microprocessor
Frequency ?3467 MHz
Maximum turbo frequency3733 MHz (1 or 2 cores)
3600 MHz (3 or more cores)
Bus speed ?6.4 GT/s QPI (3200 MHz)
Clock multiplier ?26
Package1366-land Flip-Chip Land Grid Array (FC-LGA10)
SocketSocket 1366 / B / LGA1366
Size1.77" x 1.67" / 4.5cm x 4.25cm
Introduction dateFeb 13, 2011
Price at introduction$1663

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Jul 5, 2013
8,959 (3.63/day)
System Name GPD-Q9
Processor Rockchip RK-3288 1.8ghz quad core
Motherboard GPD Q9_V6_150528
Cooling Passive
Memory 2GB DDR3
Video Card(s) Mali T764
Storage 16GB Samsung NAND
Display(s) IPS 1024x600
You're keeping busy!
Apr 9, 2018
188 (0.26/day)
Processor Xeon E5450 3.6GHz 1.3v / Xeon E5320 3.0GHz 1.2875v
Motherboard Gigabyte P35 DS3P / Gigabyte P35 DS3P
Cooling Arctic Freezer 13 / Coolermaster Hyper T4
Memory Hynix 4GB DDR2 800 / Hynix 4GB DDR2 800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 650 1GB / Asus R9 270X DirectCUII
Storage Crucial BX500 240GB / Crucial BX500 240GB
Case Zalman Z11 Plus / Non-Descript
Power Supply Thermaltake RX550 / Aywun Megapower 750
Software Windows XP Pro / Windows 7 Ultimate
So I'm back at it. I simply cannot go one day without surrounding myself with new pieces of high performance hardware for this or that...
Dude you've got the same problem that I have. Used tech addiction. It's like the tech version of being a crackhead, where you just can't help yourself but keep surfing the web all day to purchase more gear. I've had to straight up ban myself from Ebay, Cex, etc because I'm too good at finding good deals and it's draining my bank account. The struggle is real.