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I was looking to upgrade my PC specifically for audio and video editing. My current specs are;

AMD Athlon 880K @ 4.2Ghz
ASUS A88XM-PLUS
CRUCIAL Ballistix 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz
HYNIX 240GB SSD - 6Gbps
WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB SATA3 - 6Gbps
AMD RX 470 4GB
500W FSP Bronze PSU
Samsung SH-224DB 24X Internal DVD Writer Windows 10 Pro

I wanted to get a new motherboard and cpu, a bigger case and also sell my rx-470gb and get a cheaper video card. Another possibility is to get a modular power supply and custom cables to make it look better if my case has a window. My budget is very low and I have been looking at used parts and came across this.

HP ProLiant DL380 G6 Dual Xeon Socket 1366 / LGA1366 Motherboard 496069-001 - £50

Intel Xeon X5650 - £25

The motherboard has dual sockets so I was wondering if it was possible to use that motherboard and 2 xeons (which would cost only £99.99). However, the motherboard seems to be used in servers and I cannot find out much about it online. Would that build be possible? Would everything be compatible? Is the motherboard good and would it suit my needs (audio and video editing and occasionally some gaming)? Would I need to make any other changes to my build to get it to work?

Thanks :)
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  1. 99% of the time the boards used in retail machines (HP/SONY/DELL/Emachine/Compaq) have proprietary mounts, which mean they normally won't fit into a regular ATX style case. Also, to further discourage owners from using non-company upgrades, their power supplies are usually proprietary also, and have connectors that only fit the brands parts. So a HP will only work with a HP power supply, etc. There are a few exceptions but you risk buying something you can't use and probably can't return.
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  2. cyphacipher said:
    99% of the time the boards used in retail machines (HP/SONY/DELL/Emachine/Compaq) have proprietary mounts, which mean they normally won't fit into a regular ATX style case. Also, to further discourage owners from using non-company upgrades, their power supplies are usually proprietary also, and have connectors that only fit the brands parts. So a HP will only work with a HP power supply, etc. There are a few exceptions but you risk buying something you can't use and probably can't return.


    Thanks for the reply! I found this online; https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04282582.pdf

    Would that be able to tell you whether it would fit into a regular case and use a regular power supply? (I don't know enough about enough PC's to work that out myself so I would appreciate it if you could help me :) )
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  3. ChloricDread29 said:
    I was looking to upgrade my PC specifically for audio and video editing. My current specs are;

    AMD Athlon 880K @ 4.2Ghz
    ASUS A88XM-PLUS
    CRUCIAL Ballistix 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz
    HYNIX 240GB SSD - 6Gbps
    WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB SATA3 - 6Gbps
    AMD RX 470 4GB
    500W FSP Bronze PSU
    Samsung SH-224DB 24X Internal DVD Writer Windows 10 Pro

    I wanted to get a new motherboard and cpu, a bigger case and also sell my rx-470gb and get a cheaper video card. Another possibility is to get a modular power supply and custom cables to make it look better if my case has a window. My budget is very low and I have been looking at used parts and came across this.

    HP ProLiant DL380 G6 Dual Xeon Socket 1366 / LGA1366 Motherboard 496069-001 - £50

    Intel Xeon X5650 - £25

    The motherboard has dual sockets so I was wondering if it was possible to use that motherboard and 2 xeons (which would cost only £99.99). However, the motherboard seems to be used in servers and I cannot find out much about it online. Would that build be possible? Would everything be compatible? Is the motherboard good and would it suit my needs (audio and video editing and occasionally some gaming)? Would I need to make any other changes to my build to get it to work?

    Thanks :)




    The x5650 really isn't that much better than your current 880k. Also that motherboard needs a proprietary psu from hp to function and does not fit in any normal case.
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  4. That looks like a rack mount server. I'm almost 100% certain that won't use a standard case, nor power supply.
    Reply to cyphacipher
  5. jaslion said:
    ChloricDread29 said:
    I was looking to upgrade my PC specifically for audio and video editing. My current specs are;

    AMD Athlon 880K @ 4.2Ghz
    ASUS A88XM-PLUS
    CRUCIAL Ballistix 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz
    HYNIX 240GB SSD - 6Gbps
    WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB SATA3 - 6Gbps
    AMD RX 470 4GB
    500W FSP Bronze PSU
    Samsung SH-224DB 24X Internal DVD Writer Windows 10 Pro

    I wanted to get a new motherboard and cpu, a bigger case and also sell my rx-470gb and get a cheaper video card. Another possibility is to get a modular power supply and custom cables to make it look better if my case has a window. My budget is very low and I have been looking at used parts and came across this.

    HP ProLiant DL380 G6 Dual Xeon Socket 1366 / LGA1366 Motherboard 496069-001 - £50

    Intel Xeon X5650 - £25

    The motherboard has dual sockets so I was wondering if it was possible to use that motherboard and 2 xeons (which would cost only £99.99). However, the motherboard seems to be used in servers and I cannot find out much about it online. Would that build be possible? Would everything be compatible? Is the motherboard good and would it suit my needs (audio and video editing and occasionally some gaming)? Would I need to make any other changes to my build to get it to work?

    Thanks :)




    The x5650 really isn't that much better than your current 880k. Also that motherboard needs a proprietary psu from hp to function and does not fit in any normal case.


    I was planning on going with two x5650's. Would this motherboard work?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SuperMicro-X6DA8-G2-Xeon-Socket-604-Motherboard-/152551896221?epid=58081568&hash=item2384cd349d:g:Gn4AAOSwLnBX2mPP

    Thanks :)
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  6. ChloricDread29 said:
    jaslion said:
    ChloricDread29 said:
    I was looking to upgrade my PC specifically for audio and video editing. My current specs are;

    AMD Athlon 880K @ 4.2Ghz
    ASUS A88XM-PLUS
    CRUCIAL Ballistix 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz
    HYNIX 240GB SSD - 6Gbps
    WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB SATA3 - 6Gbps
    AMD RX 470 4GB
    500W FSP Bronze PSU
    Samsung SH-224DB 24X Internal DVD Writer Windows 10 Pro

    I wanted to get a new motherboard and cpu, a bigger case and also sell my rx-470gb and get a cheaper video card. Another possibility is to get a modular power supply and custom cables to make it look better if my case has a window. My budget is very low and I have been looking at used parts and came across this.

    HP ProLiant DL380 G6 Dual Xeon Socket 1366 / LGA1366 Motherboard 496069-001 - £50

    Intel Xeon X5650 - £25

    The motherboard has dual sockets so I was wondering if it was possible to use that motherboard and 2 xeons (which would cost only £99.99). However, the motherboard seems to be used in servers and I cannot find out much about it online. Would that build be possible? Would everything be compatible? Is the motherboard good and would it suit my needs (audio and video editing and occasionally some gaming)? Would I need to make any other changes to my build to get it to work?

    Thanks :)




    The x5650 really isn't that much better than your current 880k. Also that motherboard needs a proprietary psu from hp to function and does not fit in any normal case.


    I was planning on going with two x5650's. Would this motherboard work?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SuperMicro-X6DA8-G2-Xeon-Socket-604-Motherboard-/152551896221?epid=58081568&hash=item2384cd349d:g:Gn4AAOSwLnBX2mPP

    Thanks :)



    It should work like a normal board but it won't fit in a normal case best to save up for a ryzen r5 1400 as it will just be better than a pair of x5650.
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  7. jaslion said:
    ChloricDread29 said:
    jaslion said:
    ChloricDread29 said:
    I was looking to upgrade my PC specifically for audio and video editing. My current specs are;

    AMD Athlon 880K @ 4.2Ghz
    ASUS A88XM-PLUS
    CRUCIAL Ballistix 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz
    HYNIX 240GB SSD - 6Gbps
    WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB SATA3 - 6Gbps
    AMD RX 470 4GB
    500W FSP Bronze PSU
    Samsung SH-224DB 24X Internal DVD Writer Windows 10 Pro

    I wanted to get a new motherboard and cpu, a bigger case and also sell my rx-470gb and get a cheaper video card. Another possibility is to get a modular power supply and custom cables to make it look better if my case has a window. My budget is very low and I have been looking at used parts and came across this.

    HP ProLiant DL380 G6 Dual Xeon Socket 1366 / LGA1366 Motherboard 496069-001 - £50

    Intel Xeon X5650 - £25

    The motherboard has dual sockets so I was wondering if it was possible to use that motherboard and 2 xeons (which would cost only £99.99). However, the motherboard seems to be used in servers and I cannot find out much about it online. Would that build be possible? Would everything be compatible? Is the motherboard good and would it suit my needs (audio and video editing and occasionally some gaming)? Would I need to make any other changes to my build to get it to work?

    Thanks :)




    The x5650 really isn't that much better than your current 880k. Also that motherboard needs a proprietary psu from hp to function and does not fit in any normal case.


    I was planning on going with two x5650's. Would this motherboard work?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SuperMicro-X6DA8-G2-Xeon-Socket-604-Motherboard-/152551896221?epid=58081568&hash=item2384cd349d:g:Gn4AAOSwLnBX2mPP

    Thanks :)



    It should work like a normal board but it won't fit in a normal case best to save up for a ryzen r5 1400 as it will just be better than a pair of x5650.


    I'm only 14 years old and I don't have a job so it will take me a long time to save up for ryzen r5 1400 + mobo. Looking at online benchmarks, ryzen r5 1400 is only 8% better than a single X5650 anyway, so I'm sure dual X5650's would out perform ryzen r5 1400 anyway. All I wanted to know whether the motherboard I linked would work or not. Thanks for the reply anyway :)
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  8. The kind of Xeons for dual and quad board environments are not designed for gaming. They are not designed with the ideology of running 1 very intensive task, but instead running 28 non-intensive tasks like you would with virtualized servers.

    This setup is 1) older than your current system, and 2) will not show noticeable gains.
    For a gaming system you best option is to get normal desktop grade parts, not workstation/server parts.

    A ryzen 1400 (or even better a 1600) will run games far better then the setup you are considering.
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  9. Best answer
    ChloricDread29 said:
    jaslion said:
    ChloricDread29 said:
    jaslion said:
    ChloricDread29 said:
    I was looking to upgrade my PC specifically for audio and video editing. My current specs are;

    AMD Athlon 880K @ 4.2Ghz
    ASUS A88XM-PLUS
    CRUCIAL Ballistix 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz
    HYNIX 240GB SSD - 6Gbps
    WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB SATA3 - 6Gbps
    AMD RX 470 4GB
    500W FSP Bronze PSU
    Samsung SH-224DB 24X Internal DVD Writer Windows 10 Pro

    I wanted to get a new motherboard and cpu, a bigger case and also sell my rx-470gb and get a cheaper video card. Another possibility is to get a modular power supply and custom cables to make it look better if my case has a window. My budget is very low and I have been looking at used parts and came across this.

    HP ProLiant DL380 G6 Dual Xeon Socket 1366 / LGA1366 Motherboard 496069-001 - £50

    Intel Xeon X5650 - £25

    The motherboard has dual sockets so I was wondering if it was possible to use that motherboard and 2 xeons (which would cost only £99.99). However, the motherboard seems to be used in servers and I cannot find out much about it online. Would that build be possible? Would everything be compatible? Is the motherboard good and would it suit my needs (audio and video editing and occasionally some gaming)? Would I need to make any other changes to my build to get it to work?

    Thanks :)




    The x5650 really isn't that much better than your current 880k. Also that motherboard needs a proprietary psu from hp to function and does not fit in any normal case.


    I was planning on going with two x5650's. Would this motherboard work?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SuperMicro-X6DA8-G2-Xeon-Socket-604-Motherboard-/152551896221?epid=58081568&hash=item2384cd349d:g:Gn4AAOSwLnBX2mPP

    Thanks :)



    It should work like a normal board but it won't fit in a normal case best to save up for a ryzen r5 1400 as it will just be better than a pair of x5650.


    I'm only 14 years old and I don't have a job so it will take me a long time to save up for ryzen r5 1400 + mobo. I'm only using this PC for some audio editing and light video editing so I'm sure a pair of x5650's will be fine. All I wanted to know whether the motherboard I linked would work or not. Thanks for the reply anyway :)




    It will work but don't forget that the coolers that fit on those boards are quite expensive usually (30+ pounds). Also you need to get new ddr 3 ecc ram, a better psu since these consume a lot of power, a new case that will fit the board and so on and so forth. (in total this will end up being about 220 pounds if you get lucky with prices. For this you already have a new ryzen + board + ram).

    Also there is a big problem with dual cpu and that is that a lot of programs can't really handle 2 cpu's and just keep using cpu 1.

    Best thing for you since you just do light editing is to keep your current rig and wait as there won't be a worthwile difference between what you have now and the x5650.
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  10. boosted1g said:
    The kind of Xeons for dual and quad board environments are not designed for gaming. They are not designed with the ideology of running 1 very intensive task, but instead running 28 non-intensive tasks like you would with virtualized servers.

    This setup is 1) older than your current system, and 2) will not show noticeable gains.
    For a gaming system you best option is to get normal desktop grade parts, not workstation/server parts.

    A ryzen 1400 (or even better a 1600) will run games far better then the setup you are considering.


    This PC is not for gaming, it is mainly for audio and video editing, which I heard that dual X5650's were good at. Maybe I'm wrong.
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  11. jaslion said:


    It will work but don't forget that the coolers that fit on those boards are quite expensive usually (30+ pounds). Also you need to get new ddr 3 ecc ram, a better psu since these consume a lot of power, a new case that will fit the board and so on and so forth. (in total this will end up being about 220 pounds if you get lucky with prices. For this you already have a new ryzen + board + ram).

    Also there is a big problem with dual cpu and that is that a lot of programs can't really handle 2 cpu's and just keep using cpu 1.

    Best thing for you since you just do light editing is to keep your current rig and wait as there won't be a worthwile difference between what you have now and the x5650.


    Exactly,

    In the end you will be paying a lot of money to wind up with the same gaming performance.
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  12. jaslion said:
    ChloricDread29 said:
    jaslion said:
    ChloricDread29 said:
    jaslion said:
    ChloricDread29 said:
    I was looking to upgrade my PC specifically for audio and video editing. My current specs are;

    AMD Athlon 880K @ 4.2Ghz
    ASUS A88XM-PLUS
    CRUCIAL Ballistix 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz
    HYNIX 240GB SSD - 6Gbps
    WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB SATA3 - 6Gbps
    AMD RX 470 4GB
    500W FSP Bronze PSU
    Samsung SH-224DB 24X Internal DVD Writer Windows 10 Pro

    I wanted to get a new motherboard and cpu, a bigger case and also sell my rx-470gb and get a cheaper video card. Another possibility is to get a modular power supply and custom cables to make it look better if my case has a window. My budget is very low and I have been looking at used parts and came across this.

    HP ProLiant DL380 G6 Dual Xeon Socket 1366 / LGA1366 Motherboard 496069-001 - £50

    Intel Xeon X5650 - £25

    The motherboard has dual sockets so I was wondering if it was possible to use that motherboard and 2 xeons (which would cost only £99.99). However, the motherboard seems to be used in servers and I cannot find out much about it online. Would that build be possible? Would everything be compatible? Is the motherboard good and would it suit my needs (audio and video editing and occasionally some gaming)? Would I need to make any other changes to my build to get it to work?

    Thanks :)




    The x5650 really isn't that much better than your current 880k. Also that motherboard needs a proprietary psu from hp to function and does not fit in any normal case.


    I was planning on going with two x5650's. Would this motherboard work?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SuperMicro-X6DA8-G2-Xeon-Socket-604-Motherboard-/152551896221?epid=58081568&hash=item2384cd349d:g:Gn4AAOSwLnBX2mPP

    Thanks :)



    It should work like a normal board but it won't fit in a normal case best to save up for a ryzen r5 1400 as it will just be better than a pair of x5650.


    I'm only 14 years old and I don't have a job so it will take me a long time to save up for ryzen r5 1400 + mobo. I'm only using this PC for some audio editing and light video editing so I'm sure a pair of x5650's will be fine. All I wanted to know whether the motherboard I linked would work or not. Thanks for the reply anyway :)




    It will work but don't forget that the coolers that fit on those boards are quite expensive usually (30+ pounds). Also you need to get new ddr 3 ecc ram, a better psu since these consume a lot of power, a new case that will fit the board and so on and so forth. (in total this will end up being about 220 pounds if you get lucky with prices. For this you already have a new ryzen + board + ram).

    Also there is a big problem with dual cpu and that is that a lot of programs can't really handle 2 cpu's and just keep using cpu 1.

    Best thing for you since you just do light editing is to keep your current rig and wait as there won't be a worthwile difference between what you have now and the x5650.


    Ok, thanks for helping me out! Seeing as I can't really get ryzen, I guess I'll just stick with my 880k.
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