Xeon E3 1230 v2 vs i5 4570

I want your help in order to primarily choose between these 2 CPUs.

I currently have a phenom II 720 2.8Ghz with an AMD HD 4670.

I need to buy only motherboard, CPU and GPU as i will use the rest of the components from my old setup.

I need to choose between the following 2 systems. For your information i will buy the items from

CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1230 v2
Motheroard: AsRock B75 pro3-m
VGA: Gigabyte GTX 660 2GB


CPU: Intel core i5-4570
Motherboard: Asus B85M-E
VGA: Gigabyte GTX 660 2GB

On amazon UK the price of Xeon is currently GBP176.72 and the price of i5 is GBP149.9. I was initially planning to purchase the i5 however i then discovered that the price of xeon is quite good considering that it's quad core hyper threading cpu.

Should i go for the xeon or the i5. I don't want to overclock. I will mainly use the pc for gaming (BF4, Starcraft 2) and light image and video editing. I heard that the xeon is an i7 without a gpu. Is that true?

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  1. I would choose the xeon in a heartbeat!
  2. +1 for the Xeon all day.

    Here's a vid comparing similar processors.
  3. Best answer
    The xeon is an i7 at the price of a i5. It's a no brainer. Especially if you do not plan to overclock. If you wanted to overclock, the choice would not be as easy.
  4. Thanks guys for your answer. i will buy the Xeon.
  5. sa12 said:
    Thanks guys for your answer. i will buy the Xeon.

    did u get the xeon?? how is bf4 working ???
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