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So basically I have been toying around with the idea of building my own server, It may host a game at some point, it'll probably host a website or two...

I have been stumped though on the processor. I am looking at
i7 2600
or
xeon E3-1230 (both the sandy and ivy versions)

I'm sure both of these processors are overkill for me at the moment.... I digress

Question 1
can I run the xeon on the h77 platform or should I stick with a server board / why?

Question 2
should I stick with a 2600k?

Thanks in advance thumb.gif
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hey dude,

your will probably need a server board if you want to use ECC buffered RAM. i am not sure of any desktop boards that do. could be wrong tho.

if you just want to use standard desktop DDR3 you can then make sure the xeon is supported by the desktop mobo and save on a server board.

either chip will do but if it were me i would go with the xeon.

if you want to get into vitalization i would defiantly go with the xeon or the 2600 non k as both chip support VT-d as well as vPRO security capabilities where as the 2600K lacks in these areas.
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At home. I always stick to consumer grade processors. Only due to sheer cost.
    
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Hey Friend biggrin.gif

I was thinking about doing a VM or two, I believe SharePoint requires at least 4 threads (could be wrong) but that's why I initially thought of the 2600 and the xeon for the HT. I didn't know about VT-d and VPro, glad I asked here in the forums seems like I have a bit more research to do before I go buying anything lol.

ECC RAM can be on the expensive side as are server boards which is why I was thinking about using the H77 platform. This definitely won't be an Enterprise level build just something for my home.

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Originally Posted by killabytes View Post

At home. I always stick to consumer grade processors. Only due to sheer cost.

Do you run your home server 24/7? or have it on certain hours of the day? I ask because curious if the consumer grade cpu's will last @ 24/7 usage
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They will last.
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cool, well it seems that these xeons are supported on a h77 such as this example
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4316#
http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4316

just check with the vendor website to be sure smile.gif

also yeah consumer grade CPU's will last as you see many people running them 24/7 in home servers, folding and so forth
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FishCommander View Post

Do you run your home server 24/7? or have it on certain hours of the day? I ask because curious if the consumer grade cpu's will last @ 24/7 usage

I've been running computers/servers for 24/7 since the 80s.
    
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I've been running computers/servers for 24/7 since the 80s.

Thank you
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cool, well it seems that these xeons are supported on a h77 such as this example
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4316#
http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4316
just check with the vendor website to be sure smile.gif
also yeah consumer grade CPU's will last as you see many people running them 24/7 in home servers, folding and so forth

Thanks Stu
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