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Intel Xeon E3 1230 v3 or AMD FX-9370?

Benzima
  • 76 months ago

Hi guys and gals, I'm building my first gaming pc/ video editing and I was wondering which had the best 'bang for your buck' I am open to suggestions on another cpu as long as the build is under £800. Many thanks, Ben

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  • 76 months ago
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  • 76 months ago
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I would stick with the Xeon.

  • 76 months ago
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But can the xeon support and rum ram at 1866mhz?

  • 76 months ago
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*run ram

  • 76 months ago
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No, it can't. But just how important is that faster RAM speed to you, anyway? If you're set on that RAM, it will work fine, btw - you just won't get the full benefit of 1866.

http://ark.intel.com/products/75054/

  • 76 months ago
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You don't need RAM over 1600Mhz.

  • 76 months ago
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Well, the 9370 is amazing, but you need 220W just for the CPU. If you're looking for an option that you can keep on a long time for video editing purposes, I don't think the 9370 would look the best on your electric bill.

  • 76 months ago
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Cheers guys, think I will swap out the ram for 1600 and go for the xeon. I will let you know when it's built :)

  • 76 months ago
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Xeons are a better build i7 that just can't overclock. That's why they are built more for servers/workstations. You don't want crashes, heat or memory drops when computing. So yes, if you want a really reliable computer with a fast cpu that can't OC but game just as well as any other CPU, get the Xeon.

I have a E3-1230 V2 with a h212 and with prime 95 the CPU never reaches 50 degrees celsius.

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