You can snag a 2600/3770 for $135 - $150 on CL in DFW if you're patient enough.I was lucky to get my 2500K chip for $150 at MC on BF, I've seen some used chips in the $130-140 range...
On ebay "Buy it now" listings that i7-3770 is currently starting at $215 with free shipping.You can snag a 2600/3770 for $135 - $150 on CL in DFW if you're patient enough.
Have two 3770 here running nicely at 4.1GHz. Picked up both used for $260 total last summer.
SATA 6 Gbps would be nice, but I am hoping this adapter will work out well enough for a M.2 ultra data drive:also it's nice that you get one of the best possible sata III performance,
I know, and they used to be a tad higher, which is why I said "patient"On ebay "Buy it now" listings that i7-3770 is currently starting at $215 with free shipping.
Yes, turns out the dual Westmere X5677 quads are actually faster than a pair of X5650 and cost $30 less money:You don't have to go with X5650's. You can get the L series 5600's (low power) for less. I paid $55 each for my last batch of L5640's. 60w hex cores? Yes please. Given you're going dual socket and are on a budget, I'd just go with a pair of quads and save the $30-$40. Keep in mind, these are Hyperthreaded where as the 771's are not.
Yes, and some H61 boards can still be bought new:you can run the i7 2600 with the cheapest h61 board ever made and with the Intel cooler to get that performance.
Not really... the i3 is fast as the mid tier real quad processors, but extremely slow against the fastest Quad Cores and 1st gen Core i5, to not to say that gets beaten by the 2nd Core i5 ones.They are obsolete. A G1820 is as fast as an old Core 2. An i3 4330 is faster than most if not all of the quad's. No point upgrading a box from 2007 or 2008. A new chipset brings huge improvements never mind a new CPU. Its $7 of crap. May as well save up and buy new.
Let me Burpo that for you: http://forums.anandtech.com/showpost.php?p=36556082&postcount=1452Offtopic but care to post your BIOS settings? I struggle to get stable OC beyond 4GHz on my X58 sabertooth.
This. I have a Dell Latitude E4300 that a customer gave to me (late Vista era Core 2 Duo P9400, 4GB DDR3, SATA 3Gbps), I put an SSD into it and it flies for everything I've needed to do on it. It's also lighter and smaller than the average laptop and I put a USB3.0 ExpressCard in the side as that's useful for my line of work. It has a couple of issues but I'm pleased with it.You can take a 2008 dual core Core Duo and replace the 500GB spinning disk with a Samsung 500GB for a few hundred. It makes the old Dell sit up and scream. It's better than it was when it was new. The CPU was not upgraded, so that cost was zero. Even running an SSD at SATA II is so much faster than a spinning disk, you get more life from an old machine.
I'm glad I largely avoided the first-gen Core series (for customer computer builds) then!The i5 750, they're often dirt cheap because 1156 motherboards are impossible to find.
Thanks a bunchLet me Burpo that for you: http://forums.anandtech.com/showpost.php?p=36556082&postcount=1452
Note: Burpo dropped the offset voltage to .22 later in the thread.
One thing I am noticing is that mid-level Phenom II x 4 and x6 prices are higher than Core i5 750.The i5 750, they're often dirt cheap because 1156 motherboards are impossible to find.
Agreed. CPU's rarely die. It's everything else that's attached to them. A used 955be or 965be are an alternative to an LGA 1155 i3 for similar prices. Either would probably be fine depending on needs. I think it's smarter to spend a little more and get the used i5 2400 @ $90.- and i5 2500 @ $100.- shipped. Sandy quads are showing great longevity and mobo's are still cheap and plentiful.I am thinking a reason for that might be the availability of new AM3+ motherboards (compatible with these older AM3 processors), compared to the situation with Intel.
Here is a review from Anandtech on the Dell T3600, which is the LGA 2011 successor to the LGA 1366 T3500. Hopefully it was well built as well.The Dell Precision T3500 was so well built that at one point there was a serious glut of them. I got mine for $250. I wouldnt be surprised if it lasted till it was retired for being too slow. It's crazy that people buy new machines with atoms when there are literally warehouses full of these old workhorses just sitting idle.
This comes as either 425W 80 plus Gold and 635W 80 plus Gold. (PCIe Power: one eight pin or two six pin connectors.)The PSU appears to be fundamentally modular but also a proprietary design (with all the pro's and con's associated with that); if the PSU in a system fails, you can actually pull it out of the back of the system then slide a new one in and have the system back up and running in under a minute, no rewiring required.
I don't think the native SATA2 ports support AHCI (ICH7).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I/O_Controller_Hub#ICH7Only the ICH7DH, ICH7R, ICH7-M, ICH7-M DH chip have AHCI support. The ICH7 (Base) and ICH7-U (Ultra-mobile) chip do not support AHCI.
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