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After so many years of looking at computer specs and just picking one due to price, I finally pulled the trigger and bought all the pieces for my wizbang device. My current SX2800 is not cutting it anymore and stuttering video frames was the last straw. Hopefully this lasts me for a quite a while though I am curious of building a two CPU machine in the future. Maybe when I retire.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Good build but I definitely would have paid $10 more and got the 1231-v3 xeon so you get 100mhz faster clock speed and hyper threading which for a build you want to last a long time, might come in handy.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That's true. I think I originally wanted the 1231-v3 but somehow picked the 1226-v3. It may have been the price that eventually swayed me to the 1226-v3 at the time that I bought it.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't see many Xeon builds on pcpartpicker, looks good +1.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I do a lot of virtualization on this PC and may have to pick up another pair of Fury's just to keep up with the demand. I originally wanted to do a dual CPU build but according to the forums, that kind of mobo is non-existent here.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Should flip over that psu. And probably rework those cables while you're at it.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering if the PSU was right side up.

Yep just confirmed that that is the right way of installing the PSU. Also, yep I really wanted to make the cabling nice and neat. Had a lot of issues of getting cables to reach where they are supposed to go.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice part selection. This should definitely last you a while and even when it's time for an upgrade you will only have to replace two or three parts to get back to a good performance level.

Your wiring could have been better though. Normally I don't mind bad wiring as long as the computer works good but when a case has a window on it then I think the inside should look as nice as possible to show off the nice parts you have (:

How is that Xeon compared to something like a i5-4690k? I have been very interested in the Xeon line for my next computer but I'm not sure how good they are.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Been a server guy for a long time. The Xeons never fail in all the builds I've made so far. The only reason I went for a Xeon is that I don't overclock that much. Some minor things is lower power consumption and the price is a bit better than the i5-4690k.