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Originally Posted by hazarada;15318882 
you dont need to use ECC, its optional. but why the hell would u buy a xeon in that case?

It is cheaper to i7 2600 for similar performance.
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post #22 of 27
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I am pretty close to hitting the "purchase" button on a E3-1230 and a cheap H61 board.

i7 2600 performance for less than the price of a 2600 CPU by itself...
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post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205;15318904 
It is cheaper to i7 2600 for similar performance.

wrong, its 30$ more expensive then i5 2500 which is faster at stock (despite what you might gain from HT) and 10$ more expensive then a 2500k which well just outright destroys it in bang/buck department
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by hazarada;15321917 
wrong, its 30$ more expensive then i5 2500 which is faster at stock (despite what you might gain from HT) and 10$ more expensive then a 2500k which well just outright destroys it in bang/buck department

if
1) you don't want to OC is fear of corrupting some data load(i.e. statistics) or unstable platform
2) your work is multi-thread friendly (4C/8T > 4C/4T)
3) you want to pay less than a 2600 ($300 on newegg)

--> E3-1230 at $240 on newegg, dropp-able on a H61/H67/P67/Z68 consumer board (not using ECC i know)
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wrong, its 30$ more expensive then i5 2500 which is faster at stock (despite what you might gain from HT) and 10$ more expensive then a 2500k which well just outright destroys it in bang/buck department

HT is pretty useful to video editing and some crunching. Not to mention not everyone wants to OC.
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Somethings fishy?

LGA1155? Does it require EEC RAM?
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post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by NateN34;15363942 
Somethings fishy?

LGA1155? Does it require EEC RAM?

Some SB Xeon are on LGA1155. From what I've gathered it does not required ECC RAM.
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