Intel Xeon E3-1230

I am about to build a new rig and have some questions. This rig is mainly going to be for gaming and daily use. I have been using p4 which is very slow and was a pc built 7 years ago. So we all now know that my pc is going to be used for a long long time. I was a little interested in the i7 2600k cpu until i saw Intel Xeon E3-1230 which is priced $240. I already know that this processor is locked and will not overclock which is perfect for me because i was never going to do oc in the first place. But then come my question Will this cpu work with any consumer mobo.

Pc specs

Cpu- Intel Xeon E3-1230


Will the 2 work toughter. Just want to know if anyone out there has a pc setup using the Intel Xeon E3-1230 and a non-server mobo. :heink:

Ty everyone just try to help in any kind of way
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  1. This processor and motherboard will work together. They are both socket LGA 1155.
  2. No it won't work. While they share the same socket the "6" series boards don't support the Intel® Xeon® E3's. Here is the supported processor list for the Asus P8Z68 Deluxe board

    Also the support chipset list for the Intel Xeon E3's is the C202, C204, and C206. If you are really looking to run the Intel Xeon E3s you can look at the Intel Server Board S1200BTL or the Asus P8B WS.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  3. it was confirmed by some mobo manufacturers that their desktop mobos are compatible w/ the E3-1230... the processor is also compatible w/ the non-ECC rams... so, for a "bang for the buck" gaming rig w/o over clocking, this E3-1230 processor is a big catch... its performance is near the i7-2600 but its price is the same as that of the i5-2400... its here in main land China though...

    i'm eyeing this candy (or the E3-1240) on my next gaming rig build... i'll pair it w/ an Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 mobo... i'm not an over clocker and this suits me just fine... currently, my gaming rig processor is the SB i3-2120... this is also a "bang for the buck" processor...

    by the way, on the Asrock's CPU list for the said mobo, the E3-1230 was not reflected but its other E3 bros are supported. i'm pretty sure, this processor will also be supported by the Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 mobo as well.
  4. Best answer
    I have been using the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 with my e3-1230 and it runs really, really well. Only the 1.3 revision of this board works with the Xeons though. Newegg sells the 1.3 rev of this board.

    If you shop around you can find good deals on the 1230 too.
  5. Best answer selected by Hotkiker.
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