Intel C236 Build

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Intel C236 Build

Post by dawman » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:38 am

Q370 works, and now I’m building a C236 w/ an Asus P10m WS.
XEON E-1275 vrs. 6 will be the CPU.

Since newer chips from Intel and AMD keep showing up, yesterday’s chips are even cheaper.
This will be my new live rig.
Will post results here next week.

400 bucks for the motherboard and CPU.
RAM, NVMe and SSDs we’re old spare hardware never used.

Chassis is the Supermicro CSE-512 600B

Fingers crossed.
My first Scope 7 Windows 10 build.

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Re: Intel C236 Build

Post by astroman » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:39 pm

best of luck, Jimmy 8)
you're reports are always refreshing to read, though I have to admit I'm more on the vintage side of digitolgy atm :D

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Re: Intel C236 Build

Post by dawman » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:36 pm

What is vintage Digital...FM?

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Re: Intel C236 Build

Post by garyb » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:51 am

older computers....

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Re: Intel C236 Build

Post by valis » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:42 pm

Punchcard audio!

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Re: Intel C236 Build

Post by dawman » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:49 am

I saw that C64 is coming back.
Maybe Opcode will work again..

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Re: Intel C236 Build

Post by dawman » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:21 pm

Asus just updated their BIOS for the 3rd time with this chipset.
6/21/2018 to be exact.
Nice long life PCB and the chips are high binned, no overclocking.

Very lean build.
Dual Samsung 850 Pros from a 4U spare rarely used.
But a new MyDigitalSSD NVMe M.2 specifically for Omnispahere/Keyscape samples.
They load like an old hardware sampler.
No smart Algos that realize you already have a certain Rhodes loaded so it loads multis from scratch.
NVMe is so fast the normally seen yellow progress bar is never seen. These dogs hunt.

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Re: Intel C236 Build

Post by valis » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:53 pm

Looking forward to my build, no surprises that you beat me =]

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Re: Intel C236 Build

Post by dawman » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:07 am

I always love the newest stuff, but right before I make a decision I check the support areas for BIOS updates.
The Asus board got its last update in June.
It’s safe to assume after 3BIOS Updates this board works well.

Plus I checked my CPU after ditching Zebra2 HZ and Omnisphere.
Now I have Keyscape which loads like an old sampler, so it gets the NVMe.
Everything else uses very little.
So old designs, lower temps and less watts.

Hard to pass up.

Still fascinated with the very latest though.
Ompetition is working in our favor.

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Re: Intel C236 Build

Post by valis » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:08 am

We're plateauing as we reach below 7nm. What to do at 3nm? 3D Xpoint & HBM are both exercises in going more vertical, but there's limits to heat dissipation that way too. So after many decades of us older cogs dealing with the constant upgrade slog, we're at a point where it's getting difficult to bottleneck most of our tasks any longer. With 4K video I still face some limitations for realtime work inside the machine, but there's ways to mitigate even that with some forethought. And so any machine build today is likely to still be useful for at least half a decade now, imo.

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Re: Intel C236 Build

Post by dawman » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:12 am

That’s my hopes.
My i7 4790/5775C boxes are old, but they worked so well the spare parts weren’t needed.
My first Xeon workstation.
We’ll see if it lasts like Xeon based Macs.

Cheerz

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