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It's only 250.00 but unfortunately its only clocked at 1.6Ghz. Even with X79's rumored 1.66 Bclk ratio for overclocking will only bring max overclock speed to 2.6Ghz. I emailed the seller and will probably pull the trigger. Anyone want to talk me out of it?

Only real reason i want to buy it is to confirm X79's Bclk overclocking will work on a Xeon which will pave the way for all of us loons who plan on going with the 2687W
post #2 of 15
Buy it. DO IT. Just buy it man. Don't worry about anything else. Just buy it. You don't even need a motherboard to justify the purchase. You should just buy it now and think later.

Edit: Just noticed it's a Xeon. Aren't Xeons generally not clocked that high with limited overclocking capabilities to begin with? I vote you buy two and do an SR3 build.
Edited by jivenjune - 10/24/11 at 2:49pm
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Do it! Gotta find a board though.
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Came in expecting large prices to laugh at... was not expecting a $250 chip that I actually have to think about maybe buying -.-
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post #5 of 15
DO IT!

Boards will pop up over time.
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LOL! Shipping says 10-30 days, no refunds if DOA. Stay away bud. Just wait it out.
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post #7 of 15
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LOL! Shipping says 10-30 days, no refunds if DOA. Stay away bud. Just wait it out.
In his feedback he has a lot of positive comments for ES processors he has sold. As soon as i hear back from him i'll probably order one.

I buy this and it works means the rest of the 8 cores will work in X79 boards. I buy this and it doesn't work i just saved myself a 1600 dollar headache when the Xeon's get released.
Edited by Don Karnage - 10/24/11 at 2:53pm
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Well shoots if you have money to throw around then, which it sounds like you do, may as well... Worst case scenario just dispute it with PP. They always favor the buyer...*bitter*.
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don Karnage View Post
In his feedback he has a lot of positive comments for ES processors he has sold. As soon as i hear back from him i'll probably order one.

I buy this and it works means the rest of the 8 cores will work in X79 boards. I buy this and it doesn't work i just saved myself a 1600 dollar headache when the Xeon's get released.
Thats what you call a smart buyer. I too expected to use this face when I entered this thread:

It won't hurt to buy it at that price point especially if its a Xeon. I say DO IT.
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Sold "as-is", no refunds, returns or exchanges and there is no technical support.
I would never buy electronics if I see that in the advert. Even if they have loads of good feedback on that particular electronic.
    
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