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 ?
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
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.
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.