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X79 LGA2011 Intel Xeon build

Budget (including currency): $1000 flexible on price

Country: Australia

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: I am going to be using multiple VM's which is why I want alot of cores. Also the machine will be used for gaming (and i saw old xeon cpus are cheap)

Other details i already have monitor keyboard and mouse

 

I found motherboards on AliExpress, but i am not sure if they will work or be compatible. (am i wasting my moeney buying these motherboard from aliexpress?)

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000631430513.html?spm=a2g0o.search0304.0.0.56ee1023T7m0QW&algo_pvid=267dc72b-f7b5-4c2b-b7a2-02d6f73e627f&algo_exp_id=267dc72b-f7b5-4c2b-b7a2-02d6f73e627f-1

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003162356648.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.2de243bfQ0hueW&algo_pvid=465d4e71-d0f1-4da0-a9fe-5409cf14cd0a&aem_p4p_detail=20210917163729218950584103680004156949&algo_exp_id=465d4e71-d0f1-4da0-a9fe-5409cf14cd0a-0&pdp_ext_f={"sku_id"%3A"12000024428665755"}

 

For CPU i found a refurbished to use Intel Xeon Processor E5-2670 v2

https://www.techbuyer.com/au/bx80635e52670v2-intel-xeon-processor-e5-2670-v2-36387?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-ePNnpSH8wIV35hmAh21bwBqEAQYASABEgIqFvD_BwE

when reading the specs it says it can read ddr3 memory however the motherboard supports ddr4, and says that the CPU fits in. i am confused not sure if it will work.

 

 

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I would avoid Chinese mobos as they do not offer much OC support. Also, for that budget, you could probably buy a Ryzen 5 system that would KILL X79. More cores does not equal better performance, especially with those older Xeons. They may a crap ton of cores, but their per-core performance is not great. Here is a good example:

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-Xeon-E5-2670-v2-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-3600/2152vs3481

Trust me, my 6 core Xeon is beat buy my 4 core Ryzen 3 APU 😄

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26 minutes ago, Henry509 said:

I found motherboards on AliExpress, but i am not sure if they will work or be compatible. (am i wasting my moeney buying these motherboard from aliexpress?)

They'll be compatible, but those Chinese boards can have some weird problems. Aliexpress is always a crap shoot, so while you're probably not wasting your money, you might get unlucky.

 

What I would personally do is look into dual socket "X79" (in reality C602), since they would allow for double the cores in a single system for not much more. Plus then you could get dual 8 cores instead, which are a lot cheaper than the 10 core systems. 

33 minutes ago, Henry509 said:

when reading the specs it says it can read ddr3 memory however the motherboard supports ddr4, and says that the CPU fits in. i am confused not sure if it will work.

 

If the motherboard says it supports DDR4, it's a typo. The CPU only supports DDR3. Plus, it's probably a good idea to get ECC memory, since it's probably cheaper.

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Actually i suggest going to x99 and buying e5 2683 v4 es cpus, 16 cores for 145$, and the ipc is not garbage since i think these are broadwell 14nm cpus

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Your main problem with those Chinese boards is that they are half assed.  I've seen some YT channels that do deep dives on a wide range of models, they can have shoddy wiring for the RAM so instead of Quad channel the dimms are wired in as dual or in some ITX machines, single channel.  Even though they'll like to CPU-Z and state that the memory is in quad channel.


Sleep/standby mode often doesn't work.

 

Turbo may not work.

 

No OC functions or unable to change RAM settings and it runs below spec and such.

 

Some are good but you basically need a third party doing detailed testing to tell cause the specs you see online can be total BS.

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23 hours ago, Somerandomtechyboi said:

Actually i suggest going to x99 and buying e5 2683 v4 es cpus, 16 cores for 145$, and the ipc is not garbage since i think these are broadwell 14nm cpus

is there any particular motherboard that you would recommend?

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2 hours ago, Henry509 said:

is there any particular motherboard that you would recommend?

Not really since most mobos are just rebrands of the same model

 

For single socket just search for an atx mobo, doesnt matter what brand it is just get an atx board, not sure on matx but avoid the ones with 2 dimm slots at all costs

 

For dual socket search for one that has 8 dimm slots or more

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