I am planning to build a gaming/workstation build, with a e5-2670 v3, a asus x99 deluxe mobo, and a gtx 1070. On ebay there are many ES cpus, and can pick up a 2670 for around $200. Now I understand the legality of the ES cpus, and please just keep that out of your mind for this, and just consider performance. People say that they are binned higher and will perform better than retail, and others think that they are not as polished as retail, which I disagree with. I would think they are pretty equal to retail. So what are your thouhgs? I plan t overclock this, and dont expect to be hitting 4.5ghz, but would like something close to 3.7 or 4.0. Also, someth8ing that concerns me is the reliability of these chips, and how long it will last me. Now i dont need it for the rated lifetime of a retail chip, but want to use it for 3-4 years likely. this is my main build btw. So what do you guys think? thanks for your input!
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6/19/16 at 10:23am