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I'm looking for a CPU upgrade later down the road that has more threads than my quad core i5. I was looking at buying a Xeon since it has 8 threads while hyperthreading, is this a good buy if I would go for it later on?

I was looking at this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117286
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i never thought of an xenon for anything but an SR-2 build or a server but i actually wish i would have bought this instead of my 3570k, looking at the reviews: just make sure its a H77 or Z77 motherboard and you have separate graphics.
EDIT: make sure it works on your board first
Edited by jktmas - 12/9/12 at 8:13am
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Yea I may see if I can sell my 3570K and get a Xeon.
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LGA-1155 and 2011 Xeons are locked.

You won't be able to OC any where near as much as with your K chip.
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

LGA-1155 and 2011 Xeons are locked.
You won't be able to OC any where near as much as with your K chip.
This. If you want more threads, get an i7 and you'll have the best of both worlds (8-12 threads at high clock frequency).
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If you don't plan on overclocking it, yes it seems reasonable.

If you do though, the 3770k is for you.
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