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post #5941 of 7890
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There are tons of1366 hexcores on ebay for 50$ or so that can be overclocked, L5640 if I remember right.
I do a lot of BOINC so AVX instruction set help me a lot, plus the extra cores.
If all someone does is game and surf the web x56xx ot L56xx hexcores I think is still the way to go for now.
But the darn LGA 2011 boards are not cheap at all.
In time when the E5-V2 Ivy Bridge 10-12 core fall in price, then that will be a great bang for the buck.
Priced are slowly falling on those chips.



something like the X5650 goes for more than what I spent on my 2670 lol.

If anything I would say any of the good X58 boards are overpriced. Look at something like a Rampage III Extreme lol.

I got my Z9PE-D8 WS for $350 like a year ago

My machine is a hybrid server/gaming machine so the extra cores come in handy (especially for Plex)
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The thing is that apparently Facebook has been upgrading their servers since november, and that's why there is an influx on e5-2670 chips on ebay. By the time the motherboards will get cheaper these cheap chips might not be on the market anymore. Or their presence may just trigger an increase in the price of x79 motherboards (the way it happened with x58 ones).
 
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post #5943 of 7890
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The thing is that apparently Facebook has been upgrading their servers since november, and that's why there is an influx on e5-2670 chips on ebay. By the time the motherboards will get cheaper these cheap chips might not be on the market anymore. Or their presence may just trigger an increase in the price of x79 motherboards (the way it happened with x58 ones).


Yeah its crazy how much the prices dropped. I paid $700 for my pair of 2660's like a year ago and they were ES chips lol. Now I paid $140 for my 2670s
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something like the X5650 goes for more than what I spent on my 2670 lol.

If anything I would say any of the good X58 boards are overpriced. Look at something like a Rampage III Extreme lol.

I got my Z9PE-D8 WS for $350 like a year ago

My machine is a hybrid server/gaming machine so the extra cores come in handy (especially for Plex)

Good X79 motherboards are also overpriced. Have you seen the prices of the Rampage IV Extreme/Black Edition or similar motherboards from Gigabyte? Even LGA2011-0 only offers on average the equivalent of a small double digit percentage increase at the most versus LGA1366 components. Once they are overclocked the difference and margin begins to narrow down and the only benefit that the LGA2011-0 platform with X79 has is IVB-E and SB-E support and PCI-E 3/Quad channel. Otherwise this comparison comes to mind:

be547b51_13zpc85.jpg (Kana Maru's comparison)
post #5945 of 7890
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something like the X5650 goes for more than what I spent on my 2670 lol.

If anything I would say any of the good X58 boards are overpriced. Look at something like a Rampage III Extreme lol.

I got my Z9PE-D8 WS for $350 like a year ago

My machine is a hybrid server/gaming machine so the extra cores come in handy (especially for Plex)

They have gotten more expensive. In June of 2015, I got a i7 930 and a Gigabyte X58A-OC for $175.
post #5946 of 7890
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Good X79 motherboards are also overpriced. Have you seen the prices of the Rampage IV Extreme/Black Edition or similar motherboards from Gigabyte? Even LGA2011-0 only offers on average the equivalent of a small double digit percentage increase at the most versus LGA1366 components. Once they are overclocked the difference and margin begins to narrow down and the only benefit that the LGA2011-0 platform with X79 has is IVB-E and SB-E support and PCI-E 3/Quad channel. Otherwise this comparison comes to mind:

be547b51_13zpc85.jpg (Kana Maru's comparison)

Well if they are both overpriced id rather get something that's newer.

Also with my E5-2670's I can always drop in a pair of E5 V2's down the road when they are cheap (up to 12 cores). On X58 there is no where to go.
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post #5947 of 7890
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They have gotten more expensive. In June of 2015, I got a i7 930 and a Gigabyte X58A-OC for $175.
Yep, I picked up my P6T Deluxe v2 + 920 last Jan for $150, they are a bit more expensive now.

But there are still deals to be had, they are just a bit harder to find. I just picked up a P6T6 + 965 + 2gb 2000mhz for $120, solid so far. thumb.gif
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post #5948 of 7890
@Blindsay @45nm I was going to go for a Rampage IV Black Edition + E5-2670, but the X79 motherboards are really expensive, so I bought an SR-2 which ended up being the same price, and the X58 Xeons are overclockable.
post #5949 of 7890
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something like the X5650 goes for more than what I spent on my 2670 lol.

If anything I would say any of the good X58 boards are overpriced. Look at something like a Rampage III Extreme lol.

I got my Z9PE-D8 WS for $350 like a year ago

My machine is a hybrid server/gaming machine so the extra cores come in handy (especially for Plex)

I can get for less than what you paid for those two chips a dual socket G34 mother board with two 12 core Opteron 6172 CPUs for 24 cores and two heat sinks. 75$ shipped lower 48 USA
Throw in 8 sticks of 4gb Samsung memory for around another 70$ and you have a heck of a work horse.
140$ there add in 15$ for two 80mm fans and off you go. The PSUs 750W are B-stock PSUs I picked up to 30$ each
That's bang for the buck. I can go to the Opteron 63xx CPUs when those prices drop.

Either way you go today, there is so much great used parts to choose from.
post #5950 of 7890
I picked up my EVGA FTW3 one for 60$ local Craigs list, and one brand new FTW3 for 110 EVGA for sale section, , My Rampage3 Gene I got for 110 shipped e-bay.
There are good deals out there you have to keep an eye out for them. I do think the x58 prices are dropping some. I seen a bunch sell for 125$ range.
The Asus X79 Sabertooth was 160$ and the dual Asrock LGA 2011 was 270$

Thing is, my 4 core i5-4570 Haswell spits our as many WUs for prime grid as my x5660 and I paid 130 for the chip and 70$ for the board.
Edited by bill1024 - 2/15/16 at 6:25pm
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