Description

Like the tittle says, I saw his video on a Xeon build with parts easy to buy on Aliexpress. So I made a purchase and got the processor, CPU cooler, motherboard and RAM. The SSD was from Amazon. The case I got on facebook marketplace. The PSU was a MIR deal from Canada Computers, and the GPU was from eBay. I was able to save on shipping for the GPU as the seller was on my way to my home town during Easter holidays.

The build came together ok but for some reason the ECC RAM wasn't letting it boot. So I got a different kit from the seller and they worked fine at full speed.

Performance wise, it plays e-sports and BR's close to 100 FPS with the right settings and isn't a bad PC all together.

I sold this to a guy on FB Marketplace who immediately tried to flip it and made some claims that it was better then it actually was. I reported the crap out of that guy to be sure!

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy this build. Find me on my channel building PCs at twitch.tv/misterchristie!

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Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Any particular reason you spent so little on the CPU thats a big bottleneck

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

because xeons from the x79 are comparable to 1st gen ryzen cpus and old xeons are sold dirt cheap so its a deal, if you don't believe me search Intel Xeon E5-2420V2 benchmarks and you will see the price to performance potential.

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

they have low base clocks but good oc potential

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

money doesn't mean performance. would you consider a ryzen 1200 a bottleneck for a 570? that was a super popular combo and they have worse multithread benchmarks (same as the r5 1400) i know that the single thread is better on the ryzen chips but this is setup to overclock which remedies that.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm honestly haven't given much thought about that but thanks for letting me know :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

What AeydoYT said. It's a cheap cpu for budget builders. :)