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post #1 of 12
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Hi OC'rs , next year is when i plan on building a new gaming rig i not sure what road to go down Dual Xeon or AMDFX ?


Currently looking at this build

Motherboard
eVGA 270-WS-W555-A2
CPU's
2X Intel Xeon x5550 @2.66 ghz
Ram
2X 4gb Corsair 1366

In know the motherboard and cpu are 3 years old now but on paper it looks the boss !
And im sure ram speeds have almost doubled !
so whats your suggestions ?





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post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by gloebox200 View Post

Hi OC'rs , next year is when i plan on building a new gaming rig i not sure what road to go down Dual Xeon or AMDFX ?
Currently looking at this build
Motherboard
eVGA 270-WS-W555-A2
CPU's
2X Intel Xeon x5550 @2.66 ghz
Ram
2X 4gb Corsair 1366
In know the motherboard and cpu are 3 years old now but on paper it looks the boss !
And im sure ram speeds have almost doubled !
so whats your suggestions ?
.

What's your budget? What are you doing on the rig and at what resolution? Any specifications- quiet, gaming, coding? smile.gif
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post #3 of 12
Most games are simply not that multi-threaded/parallel enough.
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post #4 of 12
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My budget = £500 GBP

Its for gaming , single monitor .
post #5 of 12
Can you even get those parts for 500 GBP? I find that a bit hard to believe tbh tongue.gif

Don't have time to check stuff at the moment but I suggest that you get a i5 2500k OR i5 3570k, a good Z68 motherboard, HD 7870/7950 or GTX 660 Ti depending on what they cost, 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD, also a 1-3 TB HDD if you need it tongue.gif
    
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post #6 of 12
Do one really need dual xeon for gaming tho? rolleyes.gif
post #7 of 12
That does look pretty boss, remember you would need a Business/Professional/Ultimate edition of Windows OS to support 2 physical cpu's.

Not sure it would really be worth it for gaming. I've dabbled trying to turn old server hardware into gaming machines, it's almost always better just to buy something new.
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post #8 of 12
Extra threads don't really do much for gaming, you'd benefit far more from an overclocked 2500K or better. I kind of doubt you could even get a dual Xeon system worth its salt for 500 quid.
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post #9 of 12
That budget and those specs do not add up.

An Ivy or Sandy i5 would be better in any game than dual Nehalem Xeons.
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post #10 of 12
For 500 pound you wont get a dual xeon setup lol most xeon cpus go in price range from 1000 euro to 1300 euro so i guess atlast 600 pound per cpu + motherboard alone cost 450 euro dunno about 300 pound ?

I guess you are looking for a normal setup i would get 3570k a good z77board a ssd and a gtx 600 series card for gameing you could get that easy for 500 pound and still have money spare for maybe a decent PSU.

If you look for a build with top xeon dual cpu sli setup you had to have about 5000 pound.

Use this http://www.alternate.de/html/product/ASUS/Z9PE-D8_WS/1000844/? Motherboard 2 of this http://www.alternate.de/html/product/Intel%28R%29/Xeon%28R%29_Prozessor_E5-2670/973334/?

and 3 of this http://www.alternate.de/html/product/ASUS/GTX670-DC2OG-2GD5/1036103/? lol well + PSUS and ssd´s and stuff biggrin.gif so you can imagine the price.
Edited by erniv2 - 12/15/12 at 4:27pm
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