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  1. Kallekorv

    Core i5 4590s Vs Xeon E3-1230V2

    Thanks for the response @aisle9! Conclusive answers to pretty much all the topics brought up here. A fun read :D Sorry for the belated response! I posted the thread during the night and subsequently slept through most of you guys discussion. As for the build; I am buying either the 4590s or the Xeon E3-1230V2 (for $20) and I will pick the appropriate motherboard accordingly. About $50 - $60 total for either platform. I am pairing it up with an Asus gtx 680 directcu II ($40), 8gb of 1600mHz RAM ($20) and a 600W PSU ($20). Only DIY/ enthusiast hardware! No OEM crap. :) The aim is to complete the build for $150 - $180. I am now partial to the Xeon processor but it seems harder to come by a proper 1155 board. How much extra money & time do you think it's worth spending to get the Xeon motherboard considering the budget and overall nature of the build? It is a gift for my 9-year-old cousin who is currently gaming on an OEM desktop with a core i3 4170 with integrated HD 4400 graphics. Any further advice and guidance is greatly appreciated!
  2. Kallekorv

    Core i5 4590s Vs Xeon E3-1230V2

    Good point but seeing as I'm replacing every component except for the motherboard I might as well sell the old machine as a whole. That way I get more money back and my cousin is able to use it until I'm finished with his new build!
  3. Kallekorv

    Core i5 4590s Vs Xeon E3-1230V2

    Thanks for the input. Do you think an i5 4590s with an LGA 1150 B85 motherboard for about $50 is a bad value? Consider that I'm pairing it up with a gtx 680 I got for $40. I'm mainly trying to get my cousin off his OEM dekstop with a core i3 4170 and integrated HD 4400 graphics... He would probably like to have it before the summer so I'm reluctant to wait for too long!
  4. Kallekorv

    Core i5 4590s Vs Xeon E3-1230V2

    Is there any other benefit with going LGA 1155 + the Xeon above 1150 + i5 do you reckon? Resale value? Upgrade paths? Buying a Xeon this cheap kinda feels like a special opportunity
  5. I am currently planning a budget PC for a relative of mine. As the title suggests I am deciding between a Xeon E3-1230V2 and an i5 4590s. Specs are as listed below: Asus GTX 680 directcu II OC HyperX genesis 8gb 1600mHz 600W PSU From what I've gathered the i5 has slightly better single core and quad core performance but obviously lacks hyperthreading. I can get both processors for roughly the same price ($20 without motherboard). The primary use case will be gaming. Which processor would you choose out of the two? Any and all input is appreciated. Thanks!