[Build Log] Old Gold

Here is my parts list for the X58 system I've been building up for a few months.

CPU: Intel Xeon X5567 ($14.99 USD/$19.20 AUD/€12.49 EUR)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer Xtreme ($23.65 USD/$30.29 AUD/€19.71 EUR)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage II Gene ($108.99 USD/$139.61 AUD/€90.83 EUR)
RAM: Corsair Cominator XMS3 12GB RAM ($36.78/$47.11 AUD/€30.65 EUR)
GPU: Asus STRIX RoG RX 460 4G OC ($75.00 USD/$96.07 AUD/€62.50 EUR)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 ($14.06 USD/$18.01 AUD/€11.72 EUR)
PSU: Corsair CX550M Semi-Modular PSU ($29.99 USD/$38.41 AUD/€24.99 EUR)

Personal Input
Motherboard and Case Compatibility


--The motherboard BARELY fits, but it does fit and that's what really matters, however this limits either one of two things: One- RAM compatibility, due to the classic fat HDDs, or Two- HDD compatibilty, because the RAM is too high, I'll be limited to 2.5 inch/ 7mm drives, which will cost a premium.--

== I decided to go with that latter over the former because SSDs are getting cheap, especially used ones, and I just need a 240GB SSD and mass storage from a 1TB(+) laptop HDD/SSHD==

CPU Cooler and Miscellaneous Component Interference 

--While I don't have the cooler on-hand right now, I have approximated the measurements from scale and compared them to the case dimensions, while accounting for the motherboard placement and RAM height. I can orientate the cooler one of two ways, but either way, the cooler will be contacting some surface, either the RAM or PSU, but my measurements could, and likely are, off.--

== When I get the cooler on-hands I'll mod the cooler to fit the situation, although, I purchased the Rev.2 model, so it might account for high RAM clearances because the cooler has a lack of heat fins near the lower part of the cooler.==

Cable Management

--This case doesn't offer ANY cable management space whatsoever.--

== Okay, for a $14 USD case, what do you expect? The saving grace here though is the semi modular PSU that I got on the cheap on Newegg. The only cables I could route through the other side of the case were the PICe power, and SATA power. And while typing this, upon further reflection, I could just remove the Molex connections because I was able to route the front fan tot he proper header.==

++Nothing Futher to Report++

Comments

  • Tech_0neTech_0ne Posts: 304
    edited January 3
    Are you going for 6 x 2GB dimms? If you opted for 3 x 4GB dimms the cooler could have more clearance if you use the blue dimm slots, not sure if triple channel would be available then, not sure on the specs of that mobo.

    Try building in an NFC s4 mini, then you'll know about tight cable management lol

    Should be a great little PC if you can get that 5567 around the 4ghz range which shouldn't be too much of an issue, most of the quad core xeon 1366 cpu's I've had hit 4.0-4.2 fairly easily, just make sure that northbridge gets some air, looks like you've got a crappy after market heatsink on there and you're missing the VRM heatsink entirely....Careful OC'ing that board!

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    • 2nd Rig:  CPU - Xeon X5650 | Motherboard- MSI  X58 Pro-E | RAM - 12GB DDR3 (6 x 2GB) | GPU - 2 x Asus GTX 970 turbo in SLI | Case - InWin H-Frame | Boot Drive - Crucial BX100 120GB SSD | Storage - 2TB Seagate Barracuda 3.5" | PSU - Corsair CXM 750 | Display - 32" 1080p Samsung TV | Cooling - Hyper 212 EVO
    • HTPC:  CPU - Ryzen 5 1600 | Motherboard - Asrock B350 Fatality mini ITX | RAM - 8GB DDR4 (2 x 4GB) | GPU - MSI GTX 1050ti low profile  | Case - NFC S4 Mini | Boot Drive -  Kingston UV400 120GB SSD | Storage - 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2.5" | PSU - HDPLEX internal 300W AC / HDPLEX 400W DC-ATX | Display -  55" Sony 4k TV | Cooling - Noctua NH L9i
    • Laptop: HP Omen 15 |  i5 7300HQ | GTX 1050 | 120GB SSD | 1TB HDD | 8GB DDR4






  • Yeah, I've been trying to find the original head sink or buying a copper heatsink for the VRMs, but I can't ever find any.
  • Tech_0neTech_0ne Posts: 304
    Maybe try something like this for the vrm

     https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pair-100x20x6mm-Aluminum-Heat-Sink-for-LEDs-transistors-etc-UK-Seller/222775457534?hash=item33de73b6fe:g:mAEAAOSwA29Y5puW

    I've used something similar before and it worked OK, not great but better than nothing 

    • Main Rig:  CPU - i7 4790k | Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-Z97X | RAM - Corsair LP 16GB (4 x 4GB) | GPU - Asus  GTX 980ti Matrix | Case - InWin 805 | Boot Drive - Samsung 500GB M.2 SSD | Storage - 2 x 500GB  2.5" Sandisk SSD's | PSU - Seasonic M12ii 850 | Display - Qnix QX2710 OC'd to 100hz |  Cooling - NZXT Kraken x61
    • 2nd Rig:  CPU - Xeon X5650 | Motherboard- MSI  X58 Pro-E | RAM - 12GB DDR3 (6 x 2GB) | GPU - 2 x Asus GTX 970 turbo in SLI | Case - InWin H-Frame | Boot Drive - Crucial BX100 120GB SSD | Storage - 2TB Seagate Barracuda 3.5" | PSU - Corsair CXM 750 | Display - 32" 1080p Samsung TV | Cooling - Hyper 212 EVO
    • HTPC:  CPU - Ryzen 5 1600 | Motherboard - Asrock B350 Fatality mini ITX | RAM - 8GB DDR4 (2 x 4GB) | GPU - MSI GTX 1050ti low profile  | Case - NFC S4 Mini | Boot Drive -  Kingston UV400 120GB SSD | Storage - 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2.5" | PSU - HDPLEX internal 300W AC / HDPLEX 400W DC-ATX | Display -  55" Sony 4k TV | Cooling - Noctua NH L9i
    • Laptop: HP Omen 15 |  i5 7300HQ | GTX 1050 | 120GB SSD | 1TB HDD | 8GB DDR4






  • Unfortunately, I don't live in the UK, but I'll find something similar to that. Thanks for the suggestions.
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