LGA2011 Budget Build

Hello Everyone,
I’m new to the Site and have been out of building PC’s since the mid 2000’s. I have always loved utilizing slightly older performance hardware since the prices are so much better and I mainly need it as a CAD Workstation that can play most games as a side benefit.

I started this build with a 2005 Alienware MJ-12 that I got for free from my work. The MoBo had a bunch of bad Caps so it was trashed. My Build is

Case: 2005 Alienware MJ-12 $Free$

Motherboard: ASUS Z9PA-D8 W/Dual LGA2011 Sockets $265.00 Included both CPU’s$

CPU’s: 2x Intel Xeon E5-2690-V1, 8-Core/16-Thread, 2.9Ghz Base, 3.8Ghz Turbo $Came with MoBo$

RAM: 8-Modules of 4GB PC3-10600R Hynix ECC REG for a total of 32GB. $3.00 each, $24.00 Total$

CPU COOLERS: 2x Dynatron R5 LGA2011 2U+ 60mm 2 Ball Bearing Fan. $30.00 Each W/Shipping, $60 Total$

BOOT DRIVE: Samsung EVO 860 1TB SSD $Had already$

STORAGE DRIVES: 2x WD Blue 2TB 3.5" HDD’s $Had Already$

VIDEO CARD: AMD Radeon RX 580 GTS Black Edition 8GB GDDR5 $200.00$

Total Build Cost: $549.00

Cinebench R20 score of 4500.

What do you all think? Does this seem like a decent build for the money or should I have done something different?

How do you like the Asus motherboard? I’m considering a truenas build with one of them but I would need to use the LSI daughterboard too.

So far the board has been great. It was finicky with some RAM I had laying around that I used to test before my 32gb came in It didn’t like the UDIMMs for some reason. The Optional ASMB6-iKVM module is great for remote management I can remotely monitor all system stats and even power cycle the machine without losing connection. I do not have the PIKE module yet but I am planning on getting it to use SAS drives. This board supports the V1 & V2 processors so shop around and you can get some great deals on Ebay.