1. Originally Posted by Ghâzh
Linus got his Xeon E5-2697 up to 113 BCLK pretty nicely. So in essence about 25% overclock with a supposedly "locked" CPU.
you mean a 13% overclock

2. Originally Posted by Cyanotical
you mean a 13% overclock
Erm, I don't think it works like that. I don't think the math works like Ghazh is saying either though.

If you overclock a BCLK from 100 to 110 and your multiplier is 44, instead of 4.4 you're at... 4.84

3. Originally Posted by M0cha
Erm, I don't think it works like that. I don't think the math works like Ghazh is saying either though.

If you overclock a BCLK from 100 to 110 and your multiplier is 44, instead of 4.4 you're at... 4.84
You can regard them as separate, multiplicative, multipliers.
One is 44, one is 10 in your specific scenario.

If you boost the multiplier to 113 from 100, the end result will be 13% higher, no matter the multiplier - assuming you could attain the same one. In modern locked multipliers, that's a given.
This is how overclocking worked in the past and for AMD now, min/maxing BCLK and multi.

4. I was cringing the entire time watching Linus go on about how awesome his Xeon OC is. I mean, for a workstation it doesn't make sense. That 13% BCLK overclock isn't going to mean much when it eventually becomes unstable and leads to typical BCLK data corruption, losing hours and hours of work along with your Windows installation.

5. Originally Posted by M0cha
Erm, I don't think it works like that. I don't think the math works like Ghazh is saying either though.

If you overclock a BCLK from 100 to 110 and your multiplier is 44, instead of 4.4 you're at... 4.84
assuming a 113 BCLK:
113*44=4972

4400
4972 = 1.13 or +13%

6. Originally Posted by Cyanotical
assuming a 113 BCLK:
113*44=4972

4400
4972 = 1.13 or +13%
:< This is awkward.

7. Well the Xeon E5-2697 has base clock of 2700MHz which turbo's up to 3500MHz which basically means one core only. Linus overclocked all cores up to about 3400Mhz which is around 25% (3400/2700=1.259..). This was achieved by 113 BCLK and 27 ratio which puts it up to 3050MHz but since he also left the turbo on it turbos up to around 3400MHz with load on all cores. So 13% increase to BCLK but 25% overclock with turbo enabled.

And yeah probably not the most beneficial thing to do for a Xeon but I took it more as a "because I can and like to fiddle around with things" and not "because I need to" type of deal.

8. Asus x79 boards (when you change AI tuner from auto to manual/xmp) force the max turbo clock across all cores. You can read it here: http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/5385...-cinebench-115

Not sure if this would work on xeons but my rive is doing that with my 3930K.

9. My brother an I put together our peripherals:

Mice (from left to right):

Steelseries Sensei Wireless
Logitech G602
Logitech G700s
Zowie FK1
Steelseries Rival
Logitech G602
Corsair M60
EVGA Torq Carbon
Logitech G502 Proteus
Logitech G602

Keyboards (top down, left to right):

Code Keyboard (MX Clears, red o-rings, awesomeface escape)
Ducky Tuhaojin (MX Greens, red orings, zinc keycaps, aluminum spacebar)
Ducky Shine 3 Year of the Snake (MX Browns, red orings, grey wasd)

Ducky Shine 2 (MX Blacks, red orings )
Ducky Shine 3 (MX Browns)
Filco CM Storm Quickfire TKL (MX Blues, red o-rings )
Filco Manila Air Bluetooth (MX Browns)

CM Storm Quickfire (MX Browns, red orings)
Razer Black Widow Ultimate 1st gen (MX Blues)
Corsair K70 (MX Blues, red orings)

edit, not pictured:
Steelseries Sensei Raw Rubber
KBC Poker II (MX Clears, Backlit)

10. Originally Posted by Cyanotical
My brother an I put together our peripherals:

Mice (from left to right):

Steelseries Sensei Wireless
Logitech G602
Logitech G700s
Zowie FK1
Steelseries Rival
Logitech G602
Corsair M60
EVGA Torq Carbon
Logitech G502 Proteus
Logitech G602

Keyboards (top down, left to right):

Code Keyboard (MX Clears, red o-rings, awesomeface escape)
Ducky Tuhaojin (MX Greens, red orings, zinc keycaps, aluminum spacebar)
Ducky Shine 3 Year of the Snake (MX Browns, red orings, grey wasd)

Ducky Shine 2 (MX Blacks, red orings )
Ducky Shine 3 (MX Browns)
Filco CM Storm Quickfire TKL (MX Blues, red o-rings )
Filco Manila Air Bluetooth (MX Browns)

CM Storm Quickfire (MX Browns, red orings)
Razer Black Widow Ultimate 1st gen (MX Blues)
Corsair K70 (MX Blues, red orings)

edit, not pictured:
Steelseries Sensei Raw Rubber
KBC Poker II (MX Clears, Backlit)
You almost have me beat!

Here's my list so far:

Mice
SteelSeries Kinzu V2 (3)
SteelSeries Sensei *
Zowie FK1
Zowie AM Pro *
Zowie EC1 Evo
Logitech G600 #
Logitech G502
Logitech G402 #
Logitech G100s
Razer Specter *
Razer Naga (2) *

Keyboards
KBC Poker II (2) * (Reds with O-Rings, Clears without.)
KBT Race II (Reds)
Ducky Shine 3 (2) (Blues, Reds)
Ducky Mini # (Browns)
CM Quickfire Rapid * (Blues)
Filco MajesTouch (Reds? It's burried, I can't remember. :<)
Microsoft Sidewinder x4 (Membrane, disgusting.)
Noppoo Choc Mini (Browns, Shoutout to Reckful)
Razer BlackWidow * (Blues, Spacebar is Borked.)
Razer Lycosa * (Membrane, disgusting.)

The overwhelmingly vast majority of these are strewn about my closet. Things that are *'d are in in various states of mod or disrepair. Things that are #'d are review copies of items that I technically do not own, but might as well at this point.

11. ... and here I thought 1-2 mice and keyboards was enough

Corsair M90
Microsoft Sidewinder x4 (Membrane, cheap, quite alright.)

Some crappy stuff for backup if all else fails.

Had to return my mechanical keyboard as it was simply too loud, waking up people lol!

12. Originally Posted by Notarget
... and here I thought 1-2 mice and keyboards was a enough

Corsair M90
Microsoft Sidewinder x4 (Membrane, cheap, quite alright.)

Some crappy stuff for backup if all else fails.

Had to return my mechanical keyboard as it was simply too loud, waking up people lol!
this should go in the first world problems thread :P.

13. Originally Posted by M0cha
You almost have me beat!
well, thats just the stuff i still have lying around/using, it doesn't include stuff i've given away or thrown away, if i included that, the list would probably double

14. So I just bought myself a fairly budgetish system for myself.

Case: CORSAIR 230T COMPACT GAMING CASE - RED LED + SIDE WINDOW
CPU: AMD A8-6500 Quad Core APU (4.1GHz) & Radeon™ HD 8570D Graphics
RAM: 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X BEAST DUAL-DDR3 2133MHz X.M.P (1 x 8GB)
GPU: 2GB AMD RADEON™ R9 270X - DVI, HDMI, DP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
Motherboard: ASUS® A88XM-PLUS: (M-ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, 6Gb/s)
SSD: 120GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 410MB/sW)
HDD: 2TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 64MB CACHE

15. Originally Posted by Cyanotical
well, thats just the stuff i still have lying around/using, it doesn't include stuff i've given away or thrown away, if i included that, the list would probably double
I can account for that.

Thanks for the Corsair K70 dewder. <3

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Also, here guys, have a teaser, on the house.

16. Nice. Which CPU did you get? I can't seem to read it off the box you've got there.

17. Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc
I can account for that.

Thanks for the Corsair K70 dewder. <3

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Also, here guys, have a teaser, on the
Dat motherboard tho I have heard good reviews on the X99-D need more pics of the rest of the setup!

18. moved my system from the FT02 to the RV05

a few things on the RV05, its both cheap and amazing at the same time, if you have an FT02 or similar quality case, the RV05 will strike you immediately as cheap, and it is, at \$100 less that FT02, they saved money somewhere, and its in the refinement and material quality, it's plastic and steel instead of aluminum and steel, also the side panels suck, and have quite possibly the worst latch system i have ever seen, also, it does not come with any sound dampening material and the back panel still sucks for wire tucking

that being said, i went for a wire tucked air cooled setup, it took me several hours and was on par with building a very tight ITX system in terms of complexity and difficulty, if you don't care about wire tucking and use a H110 or something you can put a system in this in about 10 minutes, but if you want it clean its not an easy build, there are many tight spots, and the clearance between the motherboard and the PSU made it impossible to connect the supplemental PCIe power, although this is only really a problem on EVGA boards or anything else with a right angle connector, i could solder it vertical but im too lazy for that

one thing i kept running into was that obviously silverstone engineers built tons of these in R&D, every time i went to go and do something that might be a pain, ie reaching some screws straight on, silverstone had already provided access tunnels and holes, this case screams of being designed by a practical system builder rather than a engineer doing cad work without actually using the product they design (except for the side panels, they guy in charge of them was a dumbass)

Sound dampening put in:

bit of a vanity thing, i can only run 2 ram dimms due to clearance with the cpu heatsink, so i gave them new heatsinks:

very tight clearance:

finished:

19. Looks absolutely lovely good sir! And definitely right on how tight it looks, wow!

As for pictures from my system? Soon...

20. Not got it yet but expecting my new gaming setup tomorrow!

I5 4690K
MSI Z97 Gaming 3 Mobo
XFX 750 watt + 80 bronze psu
GTX 770
8GB 1600Mhz DDR3

Should run pretty nice, may post back with pictures of building as that is the most fun I have with a new system :P

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