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Old April 25, 2011, 09:28 PM
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Default Genuine question? why buy the i7 2600?

Why would any1 buy the i7 2600 (non K) when there is the Intel Xeon Processor E3-1230 that seems to me to be identical with only 2x(100mhz) less on the multiplier and no built in graphics that no1 uses on an i7 anyways? At 230$ it seems to me to be a nice choice for people who want an i7 sandy bridge but don't plan on OCing...or am I missing something here?
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Old April 25, 2011, 09:37 PM
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out of the box without clocking in mind thats very well priced.

also mobo support i hear is a bit pricky...wait,tricky,yeah thats the worde
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Old April 25, 2011, 09:44 PM
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The e3-1235 isn't much more and it has the IGP. Would make a pretty darn amazing folding CPU, I hear all the Asus WS boards support them.
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Old April 25, 2011, 09:53 PM
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yummy. just slap it on an h board and off you go!!!
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Old April 25, 2011, 09:54 PM
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true that ilya! wasn't thinking of folding but yeah!
they seem to be speced to run cooler than the i7s too...well the E3-1230 is!
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Old April 26, 2011, 12:43 PM
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Is there such things as an unlocked Xeon without an iGPU?
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