Opinions?

Plan on going intel, use is primarly gaming
Specs
Gigabyte z77-UD3H
GTX 660s SLI
8gb ddr3 ram
intel xeon e3-1245v2
So what you guy's think.
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  1. Why go with the server processor if your primary use is gaming? For the price of the xeon you could get an i5 3570k and a decent cooler. It should be more than equivalent at stock clocks for gaming, but it also gives you great overclocking ability.
  2. Daedalus12 said:
    Why go with the server processor if your primary use is gaming? For the price of the xeon you could get an i5 3570k and a decent cooler. It should be more than equivalent at stock clocks for gaming, but it also gives you great overclocking ability.

    Xeon e3-1245 is equivalent to a i7-3770 about just not overclockable is what I've been told and i cant fit a non stock cooler in my case I don't think i couldnt do it with my amd motherboard and since the e3-1245 is cheaper why not go for that since i wont be OCing?
  3. Kriseagle said:
    Xeon e3-1245 is equivalent to a i7-3770 about just not overclockable is what I've been told and i cant fit a non stock cooler in my case I don't think i couldnt do it with my amd motherboard and since the e3-1245 is cheaper why not go for that since i wont be OCing?



    If you're going for gaming and do not plan on overclocking, I'd personally go with the i5-3450. You'd save about $80, and get nearly the same level of gaming performance.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106.html

    If you'd really prefer the i7 equivalent, that looks to be a good buy though.
  4. Daedalus12 said:
    If you're going for gaming and do not plan on overclocking, I'd personally go with the i5-3450. You'd save about $80, and get nearly the same level of gaming performance.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106.html

    If you'd really prefer the i7 equivalent, that looks to be a good buy though.

    Yeah I like the idea of the 8 threads to make it useful for the future and not have to upgrade for a bit
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