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October 1, 2012 7:50:41 PM

Hello,

I don't know which mobo and CPU to choose, can someone experienced help me out? I just want a computer for heavy CPU processing cause I will be compiling loads of stuff, I won't be playing any games.

Reason not to buy a i7
I don't want to buy an intel i7 3770 because it is way more expensive than the 1230v2/1245v2. I don't want any models inferior to the xeon 1230v2 since it is the minimum model that supports hyperthreading.

1)
Graphics card?!?!
So should I go with a ultra low power discrete graphic card or intel hd 4000 ? What will use less power? I will be using a 1920x1080 display. If the integrated card is more efficient for everyday use like browsing, watching an occasional movie and using dual display I will choose the xeon e3 1245v2 (comes with intel hd) otherwise I will buy an e3 1230v3(no intel hd) and a discrete card. Any suggestions ?

2)
Motherboard?!?!
I also don't know which motherboard to choose: I would like a motherboard that can be powered on remotely, that requires amt. As a consequence, I will have to buy a Q77 xor Server motherboard.
Q77 vs c206 ( C216 is a rip off).

Q77 has usb 3.0 no ECC RAM. C206 has ECC RAM no usb 3.0 (I can install a pci express usb 3.0, how does it compare to onboard usb3.0? Faster/slower/power hungry ? ). What should I choose?

Here is my current build:

Mobo: Intel DQ77MK Q77

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1245V2

PSU: 400 Watt Fortron Aurum Non-Modular 80+ Plus Gold

RAM: 8GB G.Skill SNIPER DDR3-1600 DIMM CL9 Dual Kit 1.25v

SSD: 128GB Samsung 830 Series 2.5"

CASE: BitFenix Merc Beta Midi Tower

Grahpics: IntelĀ® HD Graphics P4000 ( comes with E3-1245V2 )

Monitor: HannsG HL229DPB 1920x1080

Usb wireless: TP-Link TL-WN822N WLan 1 Port 300Mbit/s Mini USB 2.0

Pci express card: LogiLink PC0018 Combo PCI 2 x Seriell, 1 x Parallel

Thanks. :D 

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 1, 2012 8:00:21 PM

you are p;lanning programming with this? At what level? If it's for college courses, you can get away with far less than an Xeon system.

If you truely aren't going to play any games more complicated than Angry Birds, you can get away with the HD 4000 just fine..

Why the 400W Gold? You can probly get away with the Antec Earthwatts 380W Bronze for this build, which is $20 cheaper

As for USB 3.0, it depends if you really need that more than ECC memory. USB 2.0 may be fast enough for what you are doing
October 1, 2012 8:13:36 PM

I have ended all college lectures about programming. And I would like to start contributing to the open source projects or even start my own. I also like tweaking Oses like arch linux and running multiple Oses in a vm environment. I chose that psu given that it is more efficient, it will be suit for future upgrades and last but not least I can add as many pci cards, hard drives, optical drives as I need. I have a 2 terabyte usb 3.0 external drive that acts as a small database.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2012 2:31:33 PM

alright, in that case, I'd go for the USB 3.0 motherboard, and stick with the hyperthreading Xeon cpu.

you might consider something like an HD 6670 GPU if you want a GPU at all,m but itherwise, you should be fine on the HD 4000. Just remember that will not do games well at all.
October 2, 2012 3:18:03 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
alright, in that case, I'd go for the USB 3.0 motherboard, and stick with the hyperthreading Xeon cpu.

you might consider something like an HD 6670 GPU if you want a GPU at all,m but itherwise, you should be fine on the HD 4000. Just remember that will not do games well at all.


Thanks a lot for your help.
October 2, 2012 3:23:19 PM

You said you don't want to get the i7-3770 but it does come with HD 4000 graphics built in.
October 2, 2012 3:31:26 PM

I've been thinking quite a lot about the Q77 motherboard and I concluded that I won't be using the AMT feature, it's more for servers, businesses and IT repair. So, I will be buying the ASRock H77 Pro4-M which contains the xeon e3 v2 microcodes out of the box. I will be saving 45 euros.

I never bought a asrock motherboard so lets hope that it lasts and is efficient.
October 2, 2012 3:32:36 PM

I'm getting that one as well. It appears to be a pretty solid board.
October 2, 2012 3:38:15 PM

majestic1805 said:
You said you don't want to get the i7-3770 but it does come with HD 4000 graphics built in.


I don't want to buy the i7-3770 because it is more expensive than the e3 1245v2. The only difference between them is that e3 1245v2 supports ecc memory.

i7 3770 -> 259,85
intel xeon e3 1245v2 ->242,94
October 2, 2012 3:42:03 PM

Final build:

ASRock H77 Pro4-M
Intel Xeon E3-1245V2
400 Watt Fortron Aurum Non-Modular 80+ Gold
8GB G.Skill SNIPER DDR3-1600 DIMM CL9 Dual Kit 2x
128GB Samsung 830 Series 2.5"
BitFenix Merc Beta Midi Tower ohne Netzteil schwarz
IntelĀ® HD Graphics P4000 ( comes with E3-1245V2 )
Samsung SyncMaster S22B350H
TP-Link Netzwerkkarte TL-WN822N WLan 1 Port 300Mbit/s Mini USB 2.0

Total: 616,88 euros from mindfactory.de
October 2, 2012 3:45:26 PM

Ah, smart choice. I may investigate that myself now.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2012 3:48:07 PM

AS Rock is a top quality brand
October 2, 2012 7:00:19 PM

Thanks.
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