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So i was thinking for my next build i want to do whatever will replace the SR-2 assuming they come out with a dual socket 2011 variant but i was looking at the prices of the chips and they seem all over the place

for examples

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819117252 and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819117228 why in the world are they $1000 apart

and then

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819117260 and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819117253 $600 apart for the same cores and clocks?

the W3670 seems like the best deal?
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post #2 of 10
you can run dual x5690....while you cannot on w3690.

same applies on the former two.
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you can run dual x5690....while you cannot on w3690.

same applies on the former two.
i take it then that means the more expensive ones have 2 qpi links and the cheaper ones dont?

edit: and is there any easy way to tell which xeons can be run in dual processors systems
Edited by Blindsay - 7/27/11 at 11:51pm
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post #4 of 10
You can simply type ark and the processor name into google, Intel's site will show you with all the info you'll need. http://ark.intel.com/
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You can simply type ark and the processor name into google, Intel's site will show you with all the info you'll need. http://ark.intel.com/
thanks, found a slightly cheaper 6 core that will work

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819117256

maybe if i can find someone selling a used SR-2 on here, then i could sell my 970 to offset one (or almost) and then come up with the money for a 2nd chip
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post #6 of 10
The E5645 is a good choice, very similiar to my old E5620. Surprised to see that CPU under $600.
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The E5645 is a good choice, very similiar to my old E5620. Surprised to see that CPU under $600.
Fairly reasonable price, only downside is the 18x multiplier maybe 19x if I can force the turbo multi.

A pair of those even at 3.6 to 3.8 should be a potent combo
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post #8 of 10
With turbo you will have a 19x multiplier, even clocking it to 3.6 GHz or higher is still a 50% overclock, hope you can achieve your overclocking goal!
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Do u happen to know the answer to the following questions

1. Can i use just 1 processor at a time in the SR-2? (ie if i dont have the money to buy 2 cpus right away

2. Could i run a regular i7 in that board if it was running by itself (again if i didnt have the money for the xeons right off the bat)

thanks for your help by the way
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post #10 of 10
Has to be a CPU with 2 QPI links, so regular i7's will not work. I'm not 100% sure but the SR-2 does have a switch that can disable 1 of the sockets.
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