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Poll Results: [GAMING PC] RMA brand-new i3 and get an i5 instead?

 
  • 7% (1)
    RMA everything and keep the Q8400+LGA775 MOBO
  • 7% (1)
    Keep the i3 3220 (cost = $130)
  • 28% (4)
    Replace with an i5 3470 (cost = $210)
  • 57% (8)
    Replace i3 with an i5 3570K (cost = $260)
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post #11 of 19
What does it mean? u wot m8? It's not polite to write 1337 speech?
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post #12 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Recursion View Post

What does it mean? u wot m8? It's not polite to write 1337 speech?

U wot m8 = someone double-checking what the hell it was that you just said rolleyes.gif

Outta nowhere you suggest I should buy a Xeon CPU, that's why I said it tongue.gif

Sp3ak a5 1337 a5 u want 2.
post #13 of 19
Yes, but in some internet 1337 speech isn't so good. IMO Xeon cpu comes without integated video adapter.
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post #14 of 19
Yup, the Xeon is pretty much an i7 but has the price of an i5. It has four cores and has HyperThreading so can run 8 threads, and its L3 cache is larger just like on the i7. It is missing the integrated graphics. Double check the exact name of the Xeon as things like "(v2)" are important, are the sign that it's Ivy Bridge and not Sandy Bridge.
post #15 of 19
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Yes, but in some internet 1337 speech isn't so good. IMO Xeon cpu comes without integated video adapter.

The Xeon E3-12x5 chips have integrated graphics, whereas the Xeon E3-12x0 chips don't.

Be advised that the version numbers do matter quite a bit.

Unlabeled / V1 = Sandy Bridge (Socket 1155)
V2 = Ivy Bridge (Socket 1155)
V3 = Haswell (Socket 1150)

Also, don't bother with any version of the Xeon E3-1220/5 as it's a non-hyperthreaded CPU. E3-1230 and higher does have hyperthreading.
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post #16 of 19
upgrade to the i5, doesnt need to be unlocked if you dont plan on overclocking, however the oc version will last you a great deal longer. if you can squeeze one last drop out of a lemon. you can still make lemonade.
post #17 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by svenge View Post

The Xeon E3-12x5 chips have integrated graphics, whereas the Xeon E3-12x0 chips don't.

Be advised that the version numbers do matter quite a bit.

Unlabeled / V1 = Sandy Bridge (Socket 1155)
V2 = Ivy Bridge (Socket 1155)
V3 = Haswell (Socket 1150)

Also, don't bother with any version of the Xeon E3-1220/5 as it's a non-hyperthreaded CPU. E3-1230 and higher does have hyperthreading.

I've learnt something new.
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post #18 of 19
What about me? Me too like reputation? And I wouldn't buy that words about hyperthreading. When you have 4 real cores you don't need hyperthreading (if you want to save money).
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post #19 of 19
so where are we at in this decision or transition.?
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