Originally Posted by Astrophotos
Hello everyone, I just joined this great forum after doing a long search for info about building a system around this motherboard. I received the board today and had the pleasure of taking it out of the box a few minutes ago! What fun and such a large board.
I have an In Win 509 case on the way and a 850 watt power supply also in the mail.
I will use this system for Hyper V.
What is the best bang for the buck cpu that I should consider? I see that a lot of you use the 2683 V3 chip.
I don't need more than 64 gigs of ram at the moment. I will get 8x 8gb RDIMMs.
Anything I should look out for before I get started?
Congratz on your new board
I hope the PSU in your mailbox, has the required 2xEPS connectors for CPU.
The best bang-for-buck is 2670 V1. But that's not relevant in your case.
I've got two 2683 v3s oems, with tubo unlock "hack" (I've got everything needed bios and efi) It's the best bang-for-buck. 3700 Cinebench R15 score, and 38.000 Multi-score CPU-Z.
Im selling these two, I've got a new board coming tomorrow, and hopefully my new 2696 v4 works just fine on that one. There are numerous v3s out there, I did not dare to try ES samples, but I've read a bunch that does work. ES processors change the buying perspective quite a bit, but their tubo-bins are also very different from oems or retails.Edited by moblawski - 9/26/17 at 1:34pm