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Adam S.

Adam S.

Joined on 02/18/02

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Best kept secret for a desktop 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: Performance of a I7 at the cost of a I5. If your not going to overclock and your going to use a dedicated graphics card this is the chip of choice since it does not include the integrated graphics of a I5 or I7. This results in a cheaper cooler running CPU that costs less.

Cons: "Offical" consumer motherboard support. While this works great most manufactures will not offically support this processor in desktop motherboards.

Overall Review: Since you can not overclock this processor save your money and go with a H77 chipset motherboard. Paired this with a Asrock mobo with no issues.

Great Mobo for a Xeon

ASRock H77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock H77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Decided to go with a Xeon E3 1230V2 processor to get I7 performance at the cost of a I5. This motherboard works great with this processor even though it is not offically listed as supported.

Cons: Micro ATX Motherboards are not good for people with fat hands like mine, but thats a problem with me not the board.

Overall Review: Since you cant overclock a Xeon might as well save your cash and go with this board since its not a overclocker board like a z77.