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Xeon E3 or i7??? I have asked this question before but that has been some time ago. I am needing a good cpu that will be used for video editing for up to 4-5 hours a day. I know a Xeon is made for 24/7 use and comes from a better dye so I was wondering what people's thoughts were. There will be no overclocking so don't go there. Thanks.
    
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Are we talking about the 4960X? If not, xeon.
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We are talking about an E3 of some level. Most likely the 45 V3 and above. That price range. As for the i7. The $300 price range.
    
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If you are going to overclock the i7.the xeon would be worse vs an overclocked i7 4770k/4820k/3770k/3820/2600k
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Thanks for your reply but please read what I said. NO overclocking will be done.
    
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Get the equivalent desktop CPU and save a bunch of money, all CPUs are designed to run 24/7. Xeon are designed for data centres where you may want to run dual/quad CPU configurations, where power consumption becomes critical (xeons use couple watts less) and where there is electro magnetic interference so ECC ram support is a must.

None of that is needed for you.

You can always under volt a desktop CPU as these dyes can also be as good as xeons, just not guaranteed. This will reduce the power consumption to Xeon levels.
Edited by jasjeet - 3/9/14 at 3:24am
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post #7 of 11
Why not overclock?whenever you need less timings the ocing will do the job
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No overclocking. Just that way it goes. It is a school setting and the tech will not allow it. End of story.
    
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Originally Posted by jasjeet View Post

Get the equivalent desktop CPU and save a bunch of money, all CPUs are designed to run 24/7. Xeon are designed for data centres where you may want to run dual/quad CPU configurations, where power consumption becomes critical (xeons use couple watts less) and where there is electro magnetic interference so ECC ram support is a must.

None of that is needed for you.

You can always under volt a desktop CPU as these dyes can also be as good as xeons, just not guaranteed. This will reduce the power consumption to Xeon levels.

So, which i7 would be equivalent to a Xeon E3-1245V3?
    
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Save money and get the E3-1230V3 then (1230 is the lowest E3 that's still an i7. 1220 and 1225 are i5s).

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