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XPost from General -2600K vs. Xeon E3 1280
***Cross posting from General, unsure how many will see it there***
Kind of an odd question. I am trying to build a PC with the express purpose of running a few older games & when it comes out, Halo CE....That's pretty much it. I have a GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB (4x4) of EVGA DDR3 1600MHz, a Gigabyte Z68P-DS3, an SSD, an old CX500, and a Corsair 200R to use. I am getting a steal of a deal on a GTX 1060 6GB, a good deal on RAM, and I have to buy a cooler adapter; thats where $178 of my build has gone. Everything else I have sitting around. Here is the actual crux of my question.....
Will it be worth it to spend the extra $25 on the i7 2600K over the Xeon E3 1280. For those that aren't ultra familiar, the E3 1280 is a SB 32nm 3.5GHz 4c/8t socket 1155 CPU, very VERY close to a 2700K in terms of architecture but has a locked multiplier (duh). Will I be able to make up the extra $25 spent with an OC? I have a Corsair H110 cooler sitting around that would work, so it can get some decent cooling. I am only trying to get 1080P with 60+ FPS on a 1680x1050 or 1920x1200 display, no 1440 or 4K interest whatsoever. I have too much invested into my displays to update those anytime soon (reference panels for work).
The total cost of this build is $228 with the Xeon E3 1280, with the 2600K is is $253.
Thanks in advance.
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