$650 64-Core Quad Socket Gaming Workstation!

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  • TeeThePenguin!
    TeeThePenguin! Hari Yang lalu

    This build:

  • Gaming Frame
    Gaming Frame 2 hari yang lalu


  • Andras Jonas
    Andras Jonas 3 hari yang lalu

    X56xx (1366) can be had, and could be had when the vid came out), cheaply. Opteron? Please.... What bothers me is that Linus knows this very well.

  • Clayton Voges
    Clayton Voges 5 hari yang lalu

    I'll take it! 5:05

  • CovertCoder01
    CovertCoder01 5 hari yang lalu

    Wth is ram cores Linus???

  • Dawid Jandzinski
    Dawid Jandzinski 6 hari yang lalu

    Editing mistake at 1:04

  • HotRodX
    HotRodX 11 hari yang lalu

    I dont care if it suxks I still want those 64 cores!!!! Really that thing just looks awesome to me. Im actually building a dual Xeon X5650 pc atm. Tech Yes put me onto those 1366 xeon 6 cores. Bummer these 16 cores dont do better at gaming x)

  • Mamdouh Tawadros
    Mamdouh Tawadros 11 hari yang lalu

    Thank you for the video. But why choose opteron CPU at times when AMD had low single core performance? You could have used dual CPU like E5 2670. Cheap and works.

  • AppleInc Official
    AppleInc Official 13 hari yang lalu +3

    That was my dream machine idea since 2015 and you proved that it won't work great. Thank you my friend.

  • Jesse M.
    Jesse M. 14 hari yang lalu

    It's been nearly two years...I wonder if anyone bought that!

  • Vít Rotter
    Vít Rotter 14 hari yang lalu

    Can i still get that motherboard?

  • TheUnknownGhost Official
    TheUnknownGhost Official 17 hari yang lalu

    I'll buy it

  • Chocolate Dog
    Chocolate Dog 21 hari yang lalu

    I kinda read the thumbnail as 64 GB of ram cores

  • QSFP
    QSFP 21 hari yang lalu

    i saw 16 opterons in 20dollers.XD
    But why opteron?I thought that they are slow.because of low L3 mem

  • Ewen Chan
    Ewen Chan 23 hari yang lalu

    That was actually fun and interesting.

    I actually still have some older Opteron boxes/servers lying around my house.

    Maybe I can donate them somewhere and someone else might be able to still learn using the now-decade-old hardware.

  • Brian Byon
    Brian Byon 24 hari yang lalu

    This computer price is wrecked, its around $1,500, not $650. That's twice the fake price.

  • Brian Byon
    Brian Byon 24 hari yang lalu

    But Linus, you just said BIOS latest Revision was the problem, why didn't you just use the motherboard that you bought originally?

  • Brian Byon
    Brian Byon 24 hari yang lalu

    But Linus, you just said BIOS latest Revision was the problem, why didn't you just use the motherboard that you bought originally?

  • Kumud Lekhok
    Kumud Lekhok 25 hari yang lalu


  • Jon Annett
    Jon Annett 26 hari yang lalu

    whos the rainbow girl?

  • R0tb3rt
    R0tb3rt 29 hari yang lalu

    If you still have that board, I´ll take it

  • shadow dragonsky
    shadow dragonsky Bulan Yang lalu

    amd 16 core $700

  • Jorge De Soler
    Jorge De Soler Bulan Yang lalu

    I know it's old. But one of the main problems not mentioned in the video is that Windows consumer editions (Win 8, 10) only support 2 CPU sockets. So they have to use Windows Server that messes up with anything related to gaming, 3D, graphics drivers, consumer benchmarks, etc.

      ROFLCOPTER Bulan Yang lalu

      Windows Server doesnt mess up anything, it just unlocks features like more than 2 CPU Sockets :)

  • Robert Chelios
    Robert Chelios Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Watching this video in 2019 and missing Max . . . . . Who else agree with me ?? Who else miss her ??

  • Carnage1k
    Carnage1k Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Hello, im 16 years old and just left school, i was wondering when i get the money (trying to find a job atm) you could possibly build me a pc. My budget will more than likley be £600 ($775). Maybe you could make a video out of it. Thanks

  • xys007
    xys007 Bulan Yang lalu

    For gaming with multiple physical CPU's you'd try assigning all cores of only one CPU to game task.

  • CHRIS Holt
    CHRIS Holt Bulan Yang lalu

    i been running ACER ALTOS T110 F3 SERIES for years now runs like a dream with games with a 780gtx this was listed years ago the link www.avantitech.com.au/store/product/4793/Acer-Altos-T110-F3-Series/

  • nexxusty
    nexxusty Bulan Yang lalu

    Stop with that gay voice Linus. You sound like a goof.

    • Jesse M.
      Jesse M. 14 hari yang lalu

      What a jerk!

  • Rob Moss
    Rob Moss Bulan Yang lalu

    What a completely useless video. So you created a machine using parts for which it was built for and it works great for its intended purpose. But sucks for gaming.....Ya and? You just spent time creating a machine for it's intended purpose and not for gaming and wasted our time. Your title is one step lower then click bait.

  • Marc Ritz
    Marc Ritz Bulan Yang lalu

    If you are watching this now, you can get a 6core/12thread Xeon E5-2630v2 with motherboard and 16gb of ram for $130 from aliexpress.
    That cpu is probably equivalent to something like a ryzen 1400.
    Combine it with a radeon rx 570, and you can play every modern game at 60+ fps for around $250 (excl. monitor)

  • Thomas Winovich
    Thomas Winovich Bulan Yang lalu

    That’s a scary sticker

  • Clayton Clarke
    Clayton Clarke Bulan Yang lalu

    What if you had another motherboard as a co processor, I would love to see a video on that weather or not it's a server you are doing it with

  • KnighTech
    KnighTech Bulan Yang lalu

    Yo since you probably still have that I'll give you $20

  • John Smith
    John Smith Bulan Yang lalu +1

    This would be a great deal if you were freeloading electricity from your m0m

  • loric loppi
    loric loppi Bulan Yang lalu

    That motherboard takes legit more power than my moped

  • Bad Luck
    Bad Luck Bulan Yang lalu

    But how it is for cryptologick task? with such thread and amount of RAM, it should be a very nice station to encrypt massive storage or decrypt without encryption key

  • Claudiu Grigore
    Claudiu Grigore Bulan Yang lalu

    ddr 1033 prob .

  • MrMovieMan941
    MrMovieMan941 Bulan Yang lalu

    Handbrake? X265, x264????

  • X-Tech Gam!nG
    X-Tech Gam!nG Bulan Yang lalu +3

    Tip for the video editor - those background image lights during the benchmark results = annoying.

  • 3D Maker Kid
    3D Maker Kid Bulan Yang lalu

    I just want to be able to say that I have 4 cpus on one board and 64 cores

  • milan filipovic
    milan filipovic Bulan Yang lalu

    is playeble in games ASUS Z10PE-D8 WS l just thinking to buy this mobo

  • Keegan Vanluven
    Keegan Vanluven Bulan Yang lalu

    Dead serious

  • Keegan Vanluven
    Keegan Vanluven Bulan Yang lalu

    I’ll buy it

  • Scott Halbert
    Scott Halbert Bulan Yang lalu

    No duh. Server applications can use multiple processors. Games are NOT written to take advantage of multi-cpu boards so this is no surprise. IE the game will use 1 of the 4 CPU's at whatever it's max performance can deliver. Nothing more.

  • Dylan
    Dylan Bulan Yang lalu +1

    The click and information icon animation combined with the actual link showing up was very cool.

  • Joseph Burke
    Joseph Burke Bulan Yang lalu

    Can it do Crysis?

  • Francois Moolman
    Francois Moolman Bulan Yang lalu

    Please send it to me here in South Africa. I need a test server :)

    ELECTRO MEG 2 bulan yang lalu

    cinebench though

  • MTcoiner
    MTcoiner 2 bulan yang lalu +7

    I wonder how it would mine crypto's that are optimized for CPU mining.

    • Aron Gabor
      Aron Gabor Bulan Yang lalu

      Depends on whether cryptocurrencies still exist

    • descendency
      descendency Bulan Yang lalu

      depends on whether they needed support for modern instructions or not.

  • Kenji Gunawan
    Kenji Gunawan 2 bulan yang lalu

    This is ridiculous 😂😂😂 - I bought an i7 4790 + GTX 980 and I haven't tested it yet but I think it's a better system for $500 with GPU.

  • Khalid Hebshi
    Khalid Hebshi 2 bulan yang lalu +8

    4:05 if you freeze on a frame it says *SUCC*

  • Paulo Silva
    Paulo Silva 2 bulan yang lalu

    huge electricity consumption?

  • Rezaaja Aja
    Rezaaja Aja 2 bulan yang lalu

    Make subtitel in indonesia because in indonesia dont have youtube creator like you

    • Constantine
      Constantine 2 bulan yang lalu

      your english is that bad? he even talks slower than his usual conversation speed
      you should spend more time on learning english rather than watching youtube vids then...

  • Jay Burkhart
    Jay Burkhart 2 bulan yang lalu

    Now Linus, pcie SATA 3, and 10 gig Ethernet added to this board. Will this bottleneck like crazy?

    • Jay Burkhart
      Jay Burkhart 2 bulan yang lalu

      You did answer this question, I'll stick to dual cpus

  • IrrequisiteKoala
    IrrequisiteKoala 2 bulan yang lalu

    will it run OSU!?

  • s0m3Sp34k3rgUY Dinogaming1099
    s0m3Sp34k3rgUY Dinogaming1099 2 bulan yang lalu


  • Reverse Studios
    Reverse Studios 2 bulan yang lalu

    I'll buy it

  • Duane Putnam
    Duane Putnam 2 bulan yang lalu

    Try linux

  • Mohamed Ahmed
    Mohamed Ahmed 2 bulan yang lalu

    i am gaming on a Dell precision T5400 ( i bought 7 years ago ) and a GTX 550ti and it works fine for me , need to upgrade the gpu to a gtx 770ti or something to run most of the games good

  • Noah
    Noah 2 bulan yang lalu

    How is Samsung always light years ahead of competitor's when it comes to tv's? 😂

  • Yume Gutierrez
    Yume Gutierrez 2 bulan yang lalu

    I wanna try rendering 3D on those

    IAN DUCAO 2 bulan yang lalu

    I'd rather use this pc for my research rather than gaming.

  • SkillsDND
    SkillsDND 2 bulan yang lalu

    I'm confused why did the old one work okay in gaming and this one just flat sucks

  • blingking501
    blingking501 3 bulan yang lalu

    This is something I wish I did when I lived at my parents with alot if disposable income

  • William A
    William A 3 bulan yang lalu

    them low clock speeds take a beating in most games since they usually depend on one core.. (tho thats starting to change these days)..

  • rvborgh
    rvborgh 3 bulan yang lalu +70

    i run one of these setups as my home PC. To really get performance out of them you have to know what you are doing. You also have to run ES chips with Turion Power Control and ideally the OCNG bios. OCNG allows you to overclock locked stocked processors if you are using those, but if you have ES chips then it allows running your memory at its spec'd timings (XMP if that profile exists) instead of the stocker DDR3-1333. This makes a large difference in performance.
    You also have to know how to assign application threads to NUMA nodes using Windows Server WSRM (to reduce memory latency since grabbing memory from off socket is expensive and goes over an 8 bit HT link).
    As far as gaming goes... i run a single K10.5 core on each Istanbul die at 3.8 GHz (some of the cores run at 3.9 GHz fine, but i usually just run them at 3.8)... then use Windows server WSRM to assign the games threads to the high speed core. The other cores run at 800 MHz (ie idle state).
    For high bandwidth apps you need to stripe the memory across all the nodes...
    ACPI related items in the BIOS also need to be setup right.
    Also... the processors Linus used are Bulldozer based Opterons only equivalent to about 70% of a K10 in terms of IPC... or about a K10.5 running just over 1.6 GHz. Of course performance is going to be terrible. He should have gone with K10.5 based Magny Cours... or Opteron 63xx ES samples.
    The other thing... he used really SLOW server memory, and only filled a single slot for each IMC :( For proper performance you need to fill 16 slots, 2 memory sticks for each IMC, and you want to run standard DDR3 DIMMs. At minimum you want to run DDR3-1600 preferably with XMP available. Ideally run even faster DDR3-1866 memory just like any normal desktop machine.
    Basically this rig was not set up correctly... so the performance you see here is not really representative. Perhaps he can revisit this rig with the proper settings and revisit this review.

    • Aaron Smith
      Aaron Smith 25 hari yang lalu

      yoooo, i have a dell t7600. how to make it not suck lol i just had to google everything you mentioned

    • MrMovieMan941
      MrMovieMan941 Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @rvborgh holy shit man that was some bad ass knowledge! Can you help me build pc lol
      Not that I dont know how, but to get best performance possible :)

    • joker911pt
      joker911pt Bulan Yang lalu

      rvborgh, you should make a reply video.

    • rvborgh
      rvborgh Bulan Yang lalu +5

      @Daniel Pinel yes, he basically ran it crippled :( The K10 IMCs like both memory channels filled so that things can be run in unganged mode, and so that there can be additional parallelism during memory accesses.
      Also, for latency purposes running OCNG BIOS is best as you can run the K10.5 IMCs at DDR3-1600 which is what the IMCs are capable of, but which for the Hydra platform AMD artificially restricted to only run at DDR3-1333 for servers. You can't get it to run at these speeds using the stocker SuperMicro BIOS. OCNG will also allow running at the XMP timing profiles that are on the sticks.
      For best latency for games, run node interleaving (in BIOS) off, and keep all threads ideally on a single die, or if absolutely necessary let them spread over two dies on a single socket. Ram latency will be in the 72ns range. If you let threads spread off socket, you can see latencies go up to around 120-130 ns so you don't want that to happen.
      The only thing that i have not yet been able to successfully do is OC the K10.5 northbridges. They run at stockish 1.8 GHz (AMD did this to save power on servers) which is fine for 3.0 GHz on the processors, but ideally you'd want to run 2.4 GHz or even 2.6 GHz if possible. i can set the CPU/NB faster, but i cannot set a higher voltage prior to boot unfortunately.

    • Daniel Pinel
      Daniel Pinel Bulan Yang lalu +10

      Now THAT, is know-how on those systems.

  • Mat Howe
    Mat Howe 3 bulan yang lalu

    can it run a minecraft server tho?

  • rythmcubed
    rythmcubed 3 bulan yang lalu

    one of the greatest intros of all time

  • PrussianKamikaze
    PrussianKamikaze 3 bulan yang lalu

    But here's the thing, can you do VR on it

  • Nathan Galloway
    Nathan Galloway 3 bulan yang lalu

    i want the bored

  • Firez
    Firez 3 bulan yang lalu

    AMD server CPUs are shit anyways, just pop in a few Xeons (preferably 2.4ghz or higher) on a compatible mobo from SuperMicro, and you’ll see the difference.

  • Mariano Lucero
    Mariano Lucero 3 bulan yang lalu

    Idk about anyone else but for videos like this i enjoy a build video even though ive built multiple systems. MAKE IT FUN!

  • Dman Ban
    Dman Ban 3 bulan yang lalu

    Way too much power to be efficient

  • Kathryn Davidson
    Kathryn Davidson 3 bulan yang lalu

    1:01 - Ah Noctua fans. "If it looks like a vanilla turd, you know it's the best." ™

  • charlie brownau
    charlie brownau 3 bulan yang lalu

    If only someone made a Quad X79 mobo

  • Theo Lubbe
    Theo Lubbe 3 bulan yang lalu

    And here I'm still sitting with my 4x Opteron 6172s wishing the only board which would be worth my time to get for them didn't STILL cost over $300 before shipping to Afrique du Sud...
    Not to mention the RAM costs would be crippling thereafter =_=

  • Iftekhar Ahmed Sarkar
    Iftekhar Ahmed Sarkar 3 bulan yang lalu

    Palms Sweaty
    Dad's Atari

  • Tim Birch
    Tim Birch 3 bulan yang lalu +1

    Actually Linus I would be interested in buying your extra motherboard, im planning on setting up a ark survival evolved server for my friends and I

  • Taut Tech / Minus Managed Music

    Bludget Blender Blox.

  • Mostly Drew
    Mostly Drew 3 bulan yang lalu

    Would this setup be good for a VM server?

  • Javi's Computers
    Javi's Computers 3 bulan yang lalu

    I want that motherboard

  • shadowtheimpure
    shadowtheimpure 4 bulan yang lalu

    It would possibly have been a pretty awesome transcoding box too. With 64 cores, it would tear through a video transcoding.

  • Karolukas
    Karolukas 4 bulan yang lalu

    that bot motherboard problem that CPU fault

  • Andrew Glendenning
    Andrew Glendenning 4 bulan yang lalu

    makemillions.info or get you some premiumteaching.com maybe go to the medicalpot.shop

  • D:
    D: 4 bulan yang lalu

    can I run 4 different OSes at once on it, especially without virtualization, though?

  • Henry Dando
    Henry Dando 4 bulan yang lalu

    Great for your next mine craft server

  • Yin Heng, Henry Lau
    Yin Heng, Henry Lau 4 bulan yang lalu +1

    You should redo this project with a 64 core EPYC cpu

  • Yiou Jr
    Yiou Jr 4 bulan yang lalu

    Well you are using 64 cores for gaming, which is single thread oriented task. It's like bringing my friends to help me checkout faster at the cash register queue.

  • KuruGDI
    KuruGDI 4 bulan yang lalu +2

    5:38 that snappy and honest part of the review really made my day xD

  • Jade Gardner
    Jade Gardner 4 bulan yang lalu

    linus is not qualified to use the word ghetto

  • sobez gamer
    sobez gamer 4 bulan yang lalu


  • W0lfbane Shika
    W0lfbane Shika 4 bulan yang lalu

    Was hesistant at first, but glad I stuck to my gut feeling and stuck with my lga 1155 i7 - Multi Socket Gaming is too expensive comparatively especially since you need that extra cooling in the case I mean, damn just look at that power draw and with such a high bottleneck, what a waste of potential.
    Dual Socket Xeons would be fine though, although too big for my wallet.

  • Joey JC
    Joey JC 4 bulan yang lalu

    ngl that intro made me laugh even a year later

  • Dominik Braniša
    Dominik Braniša 4 bulan yang lalu

    Try hp z8 workstation

  • Fault Boy
    Fault Boy 4 bulan yang lalu

    Just buy a i7 4930k and a Rampage IV Extreme and you get Server like Hardware but optimized for gaming and very cheap today.

  • James Goad
    James Goad 4 bulan yang lalu

    Literally have 30+ of these servers sitting in a rack at work doing nothing lul

    • James Goad
      James Goad 4 bulan yang lalu

      @Armored Titan can't sell them, lol government reasons

    • Armored Titan
      Armored Titan 4 bulan yang lalu

      how much?
      for one I mean....

  • Antti Halonen
    Antti Halonen 4 bulan yang lalu

    who is the nice looking girls on the video.. id like to play with her.. or assemble some parts together :))

  • Rodrigo De Oliveira Ramos
    Rodrigo De Oliveira Ramos 4 bulan yang lalu


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    Feels like a re-upload..

  • Benny Holgersson
    Benny Holgersson 4 bulan yang lalu

    How about mining Monero whit it? 😁