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Xeon 1231v3 lga 1150 or i5 6600 lga 1151

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So the thing is the following. I want a small node 202 and therefore started looking for a suitable CPU that still delivers some power. It is not the most important thing for me to squeeze every last fps out of my system. Wrong case for that. So I need a "low-enough-TDP-CPU" that can be kept cool in the node.

The xeon and the regular i5 6600 are at a similar price point and would suit that fairly well.

Keep in mind the system is mostly for gaming. What I am wondering about is whether going for the older 1150 still makes that much sense when switching platforms anyway. I mean 1151 would get me ddr4, I know not a big deal yet, and just a newer platform overall.

Really sucks, a 1151 xeon itx system would be awesome. 1150 is basically end if the road. That's my concern as well. Upgrading path is basically non-existent from the xeon for my use-case.

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Xeon would outperform the i5 since the E3 1231c3 is essentially a i7 4770 with no iGPU

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1231 V3 > 6600

 

4 core, 8 threads is better than 4 core, 4 threads.

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1231 V3 > 6600

 

4 core, 8 threads is better than 4 core, 4 threads.

Even my i7 4720HQ is faster :D

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So the thing is the following. I want a small node 202 and therefore started looking for a suitable CPU that still delivers some power. It is not the most important thing for me to squeeze every last fps out of my system. Wrong case for that. So I need a "low-enough-TDP-CPU" that can be kept cool in the node.

The xeon and the regular i5 6600 are at a similar price point and would suit that fairly well.

Keep in mind the system is mostly for gaming. What I am wondering about is whether going for the older 1150 still makes that much sense when switching platforms anyway. I mean 1151 would get me ddr4, I know not a big deal yet, and just a newer platform overall.

Really sucks, a 1151 xeon itx system would be awesome. 1150 is basically end if the road. That's my concern as well. Upgrading path is basically non-existent from the xeon for my use-case.

 

The 1231v3 is a really good cpu, and it has hyperthreading which the 6600 doesn't have. If you are not going to oc (which I assume you are not as you chose a non k cpu) there is no real point in buying the pricier 1151 system IMO. As for the upgrade path, how often do you upgrade a cpu on the same platform? Might as well go 1150 now and change to whatever comes after 1151 when it's here.

Motherboards and cooling will be cheaper since you don't need an aftermarket cooler and you can buy a real cheap motherboard if you want.

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I know a lot of guys who still game on i7 9xx and i5 2500k. Unless you want to go upgrade-crazy, you won't even notice that it's the end of the upgrade path. 

 

You can always go X99 ITX too, this should give you more upgradability, but a bit higher TDP and a bit higher price point. ;)

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I know a lot of guys who still game on i7 9xx and i5 2500k. Unless you want to go upgrade-crazy, you won't even notice that it's the end of the upgrade path.

You can always go X99 ITX too, this should give you more upgradability, but a bit higher TDP and a bit higher price point. ;)

Sure, a 5820k in a node 202. How about I use a toaster as a case instead.

I really need the lower tdp. That's what I like about skylake. The 6600 and 6700 non-k are both 65w.

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