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Honestly i'm not an in-depth reader into every little detail that go into a new computer to make it run its fastest. But im honestly thinking about getting 2x GTX 690's and this computer which is 2x GTX 590's didn't turn out as expected (in relation to some complications). So I would like to know what the absolute best CPU atm is because i'm just bad at finding those things out. Anyone have a clue?
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depend , for a normal computer I think It would be a intel 3960x ( around 1050$ )

but for a server it would be dual xeon( no idea wich one )
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depend , for a normal computer I think It would be a intel 3960x ( around 1050$ )
but for a server it would be dual xeon( no idea wich one )
for a server it would be a octal xenon board with ~10 cores a cpu
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I know IBM create monster cpu for server, but I doubt someone can buy for personal use ( since those are often used in like 10,000,000 $ computer )
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for a server it would be a octal xenon board with ~10 cores a cpu

how much are we talking about here ?$
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I know IBM create monster cpu for server, but I doubt someone can buy for personal use ( since those are often used in like 10,000,000 $ computer )

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how much are we talking about here ?$
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the price is probably in the tens of thousands for the server, let alone the 8 ten core cpus
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An 8p Intel Xeon setup will run you close to $100k and will be absolute garbage at gaming. The cpus are also rather old and outdated now so they're not even that spectacular at multi-threaded things.

An SR-X rig is rig is terrible at gaming due to locked cpus (no overclocking). But very good at multi-threaded things. A top end SRX build (without gpus) will run you at least $6k.

SR-2 is good but getting outdated. Mediocre at gaming, good at multi-threaded things. Reasonably priced.

A 4p G34 opteron like mine (costs $1.3k) in my sig is atleast on par with an an SR-X at multi-threaded but weak at gaming. A 4p like mine but with 12 core chips can match an 8p intel in heavy threaded tasks and thoroughly beat any SR-X build.

For a good balance between gaming and threaded tasks, you'll want a 3930k. 3960x is just for idiots that want to show off cash. There is no tangible difference between the two.


For the absolute best gaming performance you'll want a 3770k. It'll be the weakest of the lot at heavy threaded tasks but definitely the best for gaming.



TL;DR: get a 3770k or 3930k.
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Gaming best Intel 3770k or 3930k.
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