First ever gaming computer that I've built. Meant to run OSX, GTA V, AAA games on max, and just about everything. Medium to high-budget. No issues right now, case works great.
You will not be let down by the es-1231-v3. I currently run the same chip in a set-up for cpu cycle sharing and it runs 100% of the cores at 95% of cpu cycle time and never goes above 60C with a hyper 212 cooler. Not a 'gamer' but would take this as an indicator of the chips abilities. +1 for the build
Temps with the stock cooler?
if ya dont mind me asking, why did u go with xeon server workstation proccessor instead of an i5 proccessor or an amd hecta core proccessor? could have probably gotten a gtx 980 in the budget if ya did lol.
1+ for i suppose awesome gamingness
I went for a Xeon because of its supposedly better virtual machine performance because I am using this computer for both Windows and emulating OSX for certain applications.
its not supposedly better. Its better. The 4 addtional threads provided by hyperthreading are really beneficial when using vms.
well this xeon is barely more expensive than a 4690k and most games dont need the higher clock speed the 4690k can reach to max out the gpu load. Plus, AMD cpus should not be considered for gaming since most games are single are dual threaded and require strong cores which is why the amd cpus lack behind in gaming because even if the cores are numerous, the game cannot use them and they are weak. If he decides to do video editing or soemthing similar, the xeon will be better than a 4690k even if overclocked to something like 4.4 gHz