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New computer build finished

Postby hoxlund on Wed May 07, 2014 3:47 pm

Whatcha think? Just finished it. Little old school dual xeon action inside some new style Corsair 760T case.

Intel D5400XS Motherboard "skulltrail"
Dual Xeon X5492 3.4GHz 4 Core Processors - fastest socket 771 cpus ever made
x2 Silverstone Tundra TD03 Water Coolers
x2 4GB Dell DDR2 ECC Fully Buffered 800MHz Memory
Corsair RM1000 Power Supply w/ completely custom Corsair replacement white braided cable kit
LG WH12LS30 12x BluRay burner
Corsair Graphite 760T Full Tower Case
Gigabyte R9 280x Windforce Rev. 2 Video Card - overclocked to 1150MHz gpu and 1525MHz memory

Pictures - http://imgur.com/a/hIbaI
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Re: New computer build finished

Postby hoxlund on Wed May 07, 2014 3:48 pm

Remember couple years back when I was engineer testing for all the hardware vendors? I had a skulltrail with dual qx9775 cpus. I missed that machine so much I bought all the parts and made this machine. Just missed it so much I built it again and this time I don't have to give it back :)
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Re: New computer build finished

Postby Ian on Wed May 07, 2014 4:41 pm

That's awesome. How much did it cost you this time around? Was it a lot cheaper to get those older parts?

The only bad thing about using the D5400XS is that it only supports SATA 3Gb/s. Then again, if you're going to build a crazy SSD RAID array (which you need to do) you'd probably want a decent RAID card.
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Re: New computer build finished

Postby hoxlund on Wed May 07, 2014 4:47 pm

all in probably $1000. already had the video card and bluray burner
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Re: New computer build finished

Postby hoxlund on Wed May 07, 2014 4:48 pm

so $1000 more then last time i had a skulltrail. but I had to return that one last time
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Re: New computer build finished

Postby hoxlund on Wed May 07, 2014 4:50 pm

ya my other main gaming rig. the one in my signiture. runs a RAID 0 array on 2 patriot pyro ssds
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Re: New computer build finished

Postby stix on Sun May 11, 2014 3:10 am

got any pics of the new build to share?
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Re: New computer build finished

Postby Dartman on Sun May 11, 2014 3:23 am

He has a link in his first post, looks pretty good. With all those older but very fast CPU's and video cards I bet the thing still plays most games at top specs. I just got all the old Doom games on steam as a package deal for 5 bucks and man they look bad, except for Doom3 but it's cut scenes are pretty clunky at 1920x1080 even with a 6 core 1090t and a old 4870x2 video card. Kinda surprised the two older ones work at all considering the fun I had getting them to play with the old slow boxes with no memory and DOS 5, figured it would run too fast or need something no PC supports anymore.
I did have to find a mod that lets the two older versions support full mouse movement and extra features as I couldn't find my MS Joystick I bought years ago.
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Re: New computer build finished

Postby hoxlund on Sun May 11, 2014 3:31 am

for storage I'm going to put a new samsung SSD 840 evo 250gb. and then my old 500gb 2.5" that came out of my ps4 for storage. for the video card I ordered a pci-e riser cable and use that. you know the ribbon extensions people use for mining machines. I'm going to put the card in open pci slots at the bottom of my case. I don't trust all that weight bending those old pci-e slots on the motherboard.

dartman have you played around with dosbox yet? its a dos emulator and works amazing for playing old dos games.
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Re: New computer build finished

Postby Dartman on Sun May 11, 2014 11:09 am

Nope, haven't even heard of it but I haven't played any of my old games in a long time. Saw this deal on Slick deals and I had money in PayPal so figured why not, play something from when I first noticed the NEW high res first person shooters so I bought it.
There is a Brutal Doom mod that adds better graphics, gore, and guns to the 2 old versions I'll probably play with later now that I think I know how to install it. At least the graphics on Doom 3 support widescreen and 1920x1080 so it's nice and sharp but like I said pretty clunky at that res even with my rig.
Guess I'll have to play with the video settings some more maybe too. Now we need a nicely updated Wing Commander and my life will be complete :lol:
I'll have to check that dosbox and see how I like it, I do have the full boat win7 64 ultimate so it has the virtual XP built in so dosbox is probably similar idea.
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Re: New computer build finished

Postby decimator on Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:29 pm

hoxlund wrote:Remember couple years back when I was engineer testing for all the hardware vendors? I had a skulltrail with dual qx9775 cpus. I missed that machine so much I bought all the parts and made this machine. Just missed it so much I built it again and this time I don't have to give it back :)


Hi there, I know this post is over a year old but I'm going to try the same thing and was wondering if you had to do anything special to run the X5492 Xeons on the Skulltrail D5400XS? Consulted the CPU compatibility chart on the intel site and they don't list anything above X5482.
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Re: New computer build finished

Postby hoxlund on Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:06 pm

nothing special, they worked with the bios that came with the mobo. after i was booted into windows i did flash the bios though to the latest version just to make sure everything was solid
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