I was telling one of my friends about how I breathed life into my old PC with a cheap mod and Xeon chip, and he asked if I could put him together a PC super cheap, as he's without a private computer at mo, just his work ones. I said I have a bunch of bits he's welcome to, PSU and graphics card, cooler, case. He just wants this for private email and MS office, his iPad will suffice for browsing.
Anyway, non strenuous stuff. All we needed to buy was a new MB and some ram... He wants to crack on with some non work work so wants it soon, so we spent £25 on 'buy it now' on eBay and now have an Asus Striker Formula II and 4 gig of overclockable ram. This board reviewed ok, but seems to have problems with temperatures and with quad cores from what I've read, eg on verge of melting with a 400fsb.
Should we even bother getting a Xeon for it or just slap in a dual core I already have laying about? I could test the E5450 but it'd mean dismantling mine. I was all looking forward to playing overclocker with a new board and new chip, so bummed to see this board which is two years newer than my P5B deluxe overclocks worse! At least it only cost peanuts, nice boards on buy it now were 3x as much (as we discussed before here!)
Edited by Rich22 - 8/31/16 at 9:31am