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So,

This is purely theoretical as I have my new build (more on that later).

I read somewhere that instead of going for the mare traditional i5's with there iGPU's go for a
Xeon instead and cut down on costs. But only if you are using a actually GPU.

What do the people of OCN think?
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So,

This is purely theoretical as I have my new build (more on that later).

I read somewhere that instead of going for the mare traditional i5's with there iGPU's go for a
Xeon instead and cut down on costs. But only if you are using a actually GPU.

What do the people of OCN think?

I personally feel that Xeon's are a little useless unless your doing mass rendering, or server hosting. For gaming needs, an i5 will be better. Just my thoughts though.
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I think you got it wrong, OP. The savings are found when people go from an i7-3770K to a Xeon 1230v2.

Said Xeon is a bit slower at stock (3.3GHz / 3.7GHz turbo) than the i7 (3.5/3.9) and doesn't have an unlocked multiplier nor an IGP. However it still does have hyper-threading and only costs $240 ($80 less than the i7), which makes it an excellent deal for people who fit the following conditions:

1) Don't want/need to overclock but still need hyper-threading
2) Want to use a discrete GPU
3) Are budget-conscious
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I personally feel that Xeon's are a little useless unless your doing mass rendering, or server hosting. For gaming needs, an i5 will be better. Just my thoughts though.

There's no difference between a Xeon and regular mainstream line of CPUs from Intel. If that were the case my w3680 would suck compared to a 980x, but it's more or less the same.



Just as svenge pointed out, those are the main examples (mainly not overclocking / needing HT). Also, if it makes any deelio, the Xeons are rated lower in TDP. The 1230v2 is only rated at 69W.
Edited by Shogon - 3/11/13 at 6:41pm
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I think you got it wrong, OP. The savings are found when people go from an i7-3770K to a Xeon 1230v2.

Said Xeon is a bit slower at stock (3.3GHz / 3.7GHz turbo) than the i7 (3.5/3.9) and doesn't have an unlocked multiplier nor an IGP. However it still does have hyper-threading and only costs $240 ($80 less than the i7), which makes it an excellent deal for people who fit the following conditions:

1) Don't want/need to overclock but still need hyper-threading
2) Want to use a discrete GPU
3) Are budget-conscious

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@OP It is a great CPU and the above criteria fit a lot of people. But, this is OCN, we overclock!
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