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Only problem with that platform is SATA II-USB 2.0
It would be nice to find some cheap motherboard with SATA III connector and USB 3.0 and upgrade that Xeon.
ASRock X58 Extreme 3
ASUS Rampage III Extreme
ASUS P6X58D Premium
EVGA SR-2 Classified
EVGA X58 Classified 3 E770
EVGA X58 FTW3
GIGABYTE X58A UD7
MSI X58 Big Bang XPower
Maybe some more motherboards are compatible with SATA III and USB 3.0
With them you can get chip platform 20% slower than i7-8700K on stock in games, I mean 15-20% lower fps with latest GPU.
But Xeon should be compatible.
Problems are expensive and rear motherboards. If you can find them cheaper such platform mobo, cpu, memory could be bouth for 120$.
12GB of memory is more than enough for 64bit Windows 10.
Anyway for my taste better than Ryzen 3. But like I sad motherboards are overprice, because they died mostly and people have i9-980X-i9-990X and Xeons and if they stay without mobo no other choice than to pay 100-120$.
Same will be for 3-4 years when X99 boards become rear and people with i7-6900K or i7-6950X need new motherboard.
They will need to pay 200$ for RVE.
Last edited by Vlada011; 05-10-2019 at 02:36 AM.