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Xeon E3 gaming pc

by yukisaruwatari

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33 Comments

Details

Date Published

Sept. 10, 2015

Date Built

Sept. 1, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.178 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

Description

I used to have a ps4 for gaming but after experiencing my friends gaming pc I have decided to sell my ps4 and build a Gaming PC to enjoy 60fps.

Update: Upgrade my exist wireless card. Using the Tp-link N900 is so much better. I also install OS X to my system.

Part Reviews

CPU

CPU: The intel xeon e3-1231v3 is a beastly processor that get the job done and it was manufactured in my country (Vietnam) so I got it for cheap. Around 250$ cad so why not?

CPU Cooler

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master 212-evo. Not very necessary but I use it because it look cooler than intel stock cooler. I also get it for free from my friend.

It does the job keeping my cpu in the mid 50 under load

Motherboard

Mobo: MSI B85M-E45 is cheap, has 4 slot of ram. The mobo doesn't matter much so.......yeah

Memory

Ram: G.skill sniper 1600-cas9 It a good quality ram. Gaming it doesn't matter so I get the cheapest -decent looking ram I can get

Storage

Very good quality and reliable. Also come with 5 year warranty

Video Card

Beastly card that run all game 60fps + at 1080p. Expensive but worth it. It is also death silent and cool looking

Case

Premium quality case and easy to work with.

Power Supply

Get the job done. I don't really overclock so no need for expensive PSU

Comments Sorted by:

Ri53 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Nice build, sir!

yukisaruwatari submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Thanks

Vergere 7 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

How do you like the Logitech mouse and keyboard? I haven't run one in years...

yukisaruwatari submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Keyboard is fine. The mouse is comfortable thou

FusionPhoenix 1 point 40 months ago

How do you overclock a xeon? Lol :D

louistaylor147 1 point 40 months ago

I think the 3.8GHz is the boost clock :P

yukisaruwatari submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Well you can cheat by letting the xeon run 3.8 all the time LoL. If you are talking about the cooler being overkill I got the cooler for free :D

OnilEssallal 1 point 40 months ago

Even if its overkill it keeps it cool which is always better...

Like your build btw +1

BUT YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE PSU ASAP if you change it to a better psu itll give overall better performance and power of course and wont explode

piemancoder 1 point 40 months ago

I don't think it would help much with performance, but not blowing up is also important, I guess

pookachee 0 points 40 months ago

agree with the psu. You have a Xeon and a 980ti i would get at least 750w gold or something like that.

OnilEssallal 2 points 40 months ago

Rating dosent make it better.

Though most platinums are high quality.

iTango 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

what? a xeon consumes less power and a 980TI doesnt need anything more than 600 really. I'dg et a 550 80+ gold or a 650+ bronze at least. that can run the system perfectly fine

FusionPhoenix 1 point 40 months ago

does the boost clock stays on all the time or only under load?

yukisaruwatari submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

underload. Usually xeons only boost to 3.8 with 2 core and 3.6 with 4. But if u use sync all core they will all boost to 3.8.

FusionPhoenix 1 point 40 months ago

Uuuuuuum... Nice boost do they get waaaay hotter?

yukisaruwatari submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

It's a xeons so not so much

InsaneGuy437 1 point 39 months ago

Do you think this is a similar build? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ncJKrH Also I will overclock. Do you think I should use the MSI Z97 Gaming 5 or should I get the msi b85 G43 mobo?

MrWolf22 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

You cant overclock a xeon. You can only change the boost clock.

InsaneGuy437 1 point 39 months ago

Yeah that's what I meant, sorry.

yukisaruwatari submitter 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

if you can afford it go for z97. z97 not only made with higher quality component they have better sound, better look (if u want window case) and Sli. Also super fast m.2 interface. Xeon can not overclock. Period. Unless you do something crazy like bios hack or whatever which void your warranty. If u want to OC get 4790k. But at the end of the day, OC is kind of overate. An haswell xeon can run well untill cannonlake.

InsaneGuy437 1 point 39 months ago

But I can get the baseclock to 3.8ghz right?

yukisaruwatari submitter 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

yes

Whistle77 1 point 38 months ago

How has your video card held up since you started your build?

yukisaruwatari submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

It is overkill for my liking

N4m3L3SS 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

how did you get the cpu overclocked? I am considering getting this cpu for my strict budget and wanting to twitch stream.. that xeon would save me about $70 which i could save towards a gpu upgrade.

yukisaruwatari submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Well you can always tweak the base clock. Mine are stable at 105 (instead of 100) 105 x 38 = 3,99 GHZ

N4m3L3SS 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

nice! :D

borngborn 1 point 35 months ago

i have been asking this question everywhere i hope u can help can a z97 motherboard get the xeon to 3.8 on all cores thats all i want to do not oc

tomhueb 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

How is the motherboard? A si am going to get that one

Qbuo 0 points 40 months ago

When you can, try upgrading to a mechanical keyboard. The switches feel much better than a rubber dome. Also, you might want to consider a headset upgrade, a good headset being the HyperX Cloud II

yukisaruwatari submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

My headset is a relic from the ps4 era. When I have money I probably upgrade :D

HTTPRO 3 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

or just get a Status HD audio ones paired with a zalman clip on mic.