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Xeon E3 1230v2 vs i5 4440

i have to pay like 30$ more for the xeon

i will use this PC as long as it can live
ill be using a GTX 760 on it
will adding extra money be useful in long terms
will this provide any better performance to new games or upcoming games
are those extra 4 threads worth extra 30 $
ill be playing BF4
Metro last light and all other RPG games
including Racing games too
i dont play games like WOW
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  1. The Xeon is budget substitute for i7 and people who will use it to do some content creation, like: video rendering/editing, 3d modeling, design and other software that requires the plus threads.
    For gaming the i5 is all you need. No need for extra threads, since the games aren't able to utilize it.
  2. Best answer
    Xeon E3 is more of a editing and cpu which has Hyper threading but since your going for gaming performance, the i5 is better performance/price.
    if you are looking to coverclock your CPU and have a decent mobo,
    I would save up a while and get the i5 4670k.
    Otherwise stick with the i5 4440 since it has no gaming draw backs compared with the xeon E3
  3. I would definitely get the Xeon over the I5-4440. You would basically get I7 performance for $30 more. I've even just switched from an I5-3570k to a Xeon, dropped straight into my Z77 mobo, no issues, memory still o/c to 2400. My I5 overclocked very well and ran at 4.4GHz 24/7, but the Xeon at 3.4GHz beats it at almost everything whilst running 15C cooler and only consuming around 45W. Games are now using 8 cores/threads, BF4, Thief, Watchdogs will and many more upcoming games. I found a big difference in BF4, the demand on the CPU dropped by nearly 50%.
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