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Kai R.

Kai R.

Joined on 08/11/12

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Excellent Processor

Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 69W BX80637E31230V2 Server Processor
Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 69W BX80637E31230V2 Server Processor

Pros: If you're going to run discrete graphics, then there is little reason to have integrated GPU on the CPU. Once you've made that decision, the Xeon E3-1230V2 offers enormous value in terms of its abilities. 7.7 WEI score, 10115 passmark CPU score. My system was built specifically as a home CAD workstation (Solidworks primarily), and it does exactly what I need it to do. Processor runs cool as well on the stock heatsink/fan. 26-27C idle, 39-43C during moderate workouts.

Cons: Absolutely none. Although as someone else mentioned, you'll get lots of people questioning your choice of choosing a Xeon processor.

Overall Review: I paired the E3-1230V2 to an MSI Z77A-G41 motherboard, no issues recognizing the CPU correctly or with setup.