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Xeon X3440 vs I5 760

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December 4, 2010 2:57:55 PM

Hey everyone, it has recently been brought to my attention by "Mr. Pizza" that I should buy the Xeon3440 over the i5 760. It's $240 and the i5 760 is $205. I will OC the xeon it i5 760 speeds so the Xeon would be the better buy because it has Hyper Threading for $35 more.
I will be using this for gaming and Converting Allot of video's from VOB to AVI.

Build:
Intel i5 760 or Xeon3340
ASRock p55 Extreme4
8GB (2x4GB) G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1333 C9

I haven't even considered the Xeon till he brought it up.
Opinions?

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December 4, 2010 3:10:06 PM

Well Xeon's are meant for servers but it would still be great for gaming. But I would rather go for the Corei5 760.
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December 4, 2010 3:12:45 PM

^we aren't "meant" to OC either but allot of us do :D .
but whats your reasoning for getting the i5 760.
If I was just gaming, yes I'd go i5. But the HT will make my movie conversions faster.
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December 4, 2010 3:22:39 PM

The Xeon is just a Lynfield with ECC support, so if you want to OC, its worth it given you can utilize HT.

But since youre OCing anyways, you might want the $215 X3430.

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December 4, 2010 3:26:54 PM

^no HT.

I believe it looks like it'll run on my mobo with regular ram.
looks like a fantastic buy to me. I love out of the ordinary :D 
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December 4, 2010 3:28:41 PM

Whoops, then X3440 it is.

But WAIT, aren't you waiting for SB? giving in towards a Xeons wont make Mr. Core very happy. XD
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December 4, 2010 3:35:39 PM

^I decided against it, I wanted something that had been out for a while already. I don't want to have to wait for bug updates, if I have a problem I want to be able to find info on the problem since this is my first build. And an i5 or Xeon will suffice just fine for my needs.
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December 4, 2010 4:10:46 PM

Alright fantastic.
it will work with the mobo.
http://www.asrock.com/mb/cpu.asp?Model=P55%20Extreme4
"1156 Xeon X3440(B1) Lynnfield 2.53GHz BLK 133MHz 8MB 95W P1.10"

I'm going to OC it running at 190x19 = 3.6ghz
RAM: 190x7 =1330mhz

I really can't see a reason why the i5 would be better here, anyone else object to that?
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