Description

Saw the current prices for the Xeon E5-2670 and I knew I just had to upgrade. The motherboard is a reference Intel board(the cheapest I could find to run it), but it worked out well. $269 for the board, 70 for the chip. I can live with that.

Most of the other parts are reused from a beginner's build I put together back in February.

I can barely get this thing to do more than 30% doing my every day tasks with plenty running in the background.

Will be upgrading the GPU when this semester is done.

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, nice CPU deal.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the cheapest 8-core intel worth having, only the motherboards are still hella expensive. Most still go 350 -650.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This is awesome, about to do something very similar to this myself.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

If you can afford it, get two cpu's and get an EATX mobo that will runn them( like from supermicro, will set you back about 380 for the board), then you've got one hell of a deal on a 16 core workstation.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeaaa!!! That's a great Xeon build! Love the black H440 and that Intel mobo!

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

It is a great board, even though the bios is old-style.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

any results on gaming?? I was thinking about trying this CPU out.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I was actually thinking of doing this myself but but I'm wondering about how to put the extended ATX motherboard into a ATX Case and what modding would would be required as well as how to overcome it. Please reply. Thanks

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Just get a case that supports EATX formfactor. EATX is on of the forms of the ATX standard of cases

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This, modding it wont do well unless you plan to mount something outside the case. If at all.