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Using i7-960 as a Server CPU

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May 18, 2010 2:11:03 PM

Hello,
Can a i7-960 be used as a server CPU? What would be the pros/cons?

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May 18, 2010 3:03:58 PM

Depending on the applications you run, the 960 will be either a great overkill, or fall hopelessly short.
So which apps are you planning to run?
May 18, 2010 4:01:02 PM

i'm going to go ahead and say, no, the i7-960 is probably a little over-kill in your case, usually when people want to set up servers for cpu intensive work, the person usually knows a great deal about computers, considering you are asking this question, id take a wild guess that you are probably not going to do a lot of server-intensive tasks on this machine and a better choice would be a more power-saving cpu (since you'll have it running 24/7 like most servers) such as the i3/athlon II
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May 18, 2010 5:50:20 PM

twright329 said:
Hello,
Can a i7-960 be used as a server CPU? What would be the pros/cons?


The i7 960 can be used as a server CPU. The only differences between it and an LGA1366 Xeon 3500-series CPU are that the Xeon supports ECC memory (the i7 does not) and the Xeon costs more. I'd probably want ECC in a server for added stability/uptime, but if you aren't installing much RAM and don't need a bunch of nines in uptime, you can probably get away with the i7.
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