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Ok... I found an e3 1245 (Sandy Bridge) which is a server processor... But it's new for 175 here. It's an 1155 socket server processor but the processor is right at the level of a stock i5-4670k or AMD 8320 in CPU benchmarks. I know I'm asking about an antiquated architecture and comparing it to new, more efficient products, but would it work for what I'm doing? For 180 shipped new, I don't think I'd be too far off to say it's a good deal.

Edited: I read the specs wrong rolleyes.gif It's an 1155 socket processor... Edited to reflect my thoughts now.

If it's Xeon e3 1245v2 for $175, that's a good deal. I'd be very tempted to snap that up. Careful with motherboard selection... not all support the Xeons.
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post #32 of 40
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Updated the OP to show the progress so far. Will be posting a PCPartPicker link later on. Thanks to all who offered their thoughts and suggestions! (Even if some weren't heeded wink.gif)
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For sub 70usd cases I can suggest
Enermax Ostrog GT
Antec GX700
Cooler Master HAF 912


But right now newegg has the corsair 500r for 60usd (originally 100usd)
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For sub 70usd cases I can suggest
Enermax Ostrog GT
Antec GX700
Cooler Master HAF 912


But right now newegg has the corsair 500r for 60usd (originally 100usd)

Really feeling the Enermax Ostrog GT and the Antec GX700. The Antec one has a military feel to it and the Ostrog just has ALOT of features. O.o Nice finds.
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But the carbide 500r fits a thermalright silver arrow sb-e/ib-e or 280mm rads

I can suggest the rosewill armor evo if you want another choice (89usd) or the Cooler Master haf 922(99usd)
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But the carbide 500r fits a thermalright silver arrow sb-e/ib-e or 280mm rads

I can suggest the rosewill armor evo if you want another choice (89usd) or the Cooler Master haf 922(99usd)

I'll keep those in mind as well. You've pointed out some nice cases, aesthetically and thermally. Since I'm putting in a uATX board, I was looking at some of the smaller cases like the Source 210 (yeah it's back on the table). I just like the Source 210 for some reason. Easy to build in and whatnot.
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Well these are choice that keep good performance out of the box without need of buying a lot of fans to get a good performance
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Well these are choice that keep good performance out of the box without need of buying a lot of fans to get a good performance

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Because this is going to be a small build, I am currently looking at: NZXT Source 210 Elite, NZXT Source 220, Corsair Carbide 200r, and the Raidmax Stingray. I've checked and they all fit the cooler I want as well as are relatively small in comparison to other cases.
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Thanks to all who helped and provided feedback! I updated the OP once more and will be creating a new thread in the build logs section once I get the case in. Again, thanks!
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