44 months ago
So you can get a 4820k for less than £100 on ebay ;-; only problem is that the motherboards are expensive
Yeah there are good deals everywhere on ebay, I saw a 3960x for £40!!! But the mobos cost a fortune
is it worth it getting a £200 mobo for a 3960x that is £135?
The X79 socket would be the best budget socket for people looking into E and EP processors, if the motherboards didn't cost more then an i7-5820k...
I can get a 3960x + x79 mobo for £335
Thats not too bad, have you seen the Xeon E5 2670? Its a $70, 8 core Xeon on the X79 socket.
It is clocked low, but if you can either set the clock speed to its maximum Turbo boost clock of 3.3GHz all the time, or just use it, and when you put a load on it, it will Turbo to 3.3GHz automatically.