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#41 Ryo

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 04:46 AM

hey just curious what your take is on the xeon E3-1231-v3... thinking about that or the i5-4690k as my cpu but xeon has hyperthreading... and again do u think wd red drives are fast enough to run games on?


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 11:01 PM

Well, the Xeon is closer to a Core i7... 

But it should perform just fine. Maybe a bit better, as it lacks the onboard GPU option, which may not be needed.

However, make sure your mainboard supports it. 

 

 

And yes, the WD REDs should be plenty fast enough to game from.


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 02:24 AM

btw i wanna thank u christopher for the xeon 1246v3 opinion for my server ive had no major issues at all and its still running flawless 24/7....


it has 32 gb gskill trident (4 x8gb sticks)


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:09 AM

btw i wanna thank u christopher for the xeon 1246v3 opinion for my server ive had no major issues at all and its still running flawless 24/7....


it has 32 gb gskill trident (4 x8gb sticks)

Welcome. :)
And yeah, at least for the time, it was about the best balance between performance, features and price. Though, I'm certain that's changed now (if only because of the 5th and 6th generation Core i series CPUs (and the equivalent xeon updates).


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 12:55 AM

I may be rearranging some hardware... and am wondering if I have to get a smaller cpu formy server if I'm able to run of a Pentium 3258 anniversary dual cor or is my phenom Quad enough power with 16gb  ram either way?


I'm trying to keep the ability to stream from home 2 my laptop when I'm out and about....I have the phenom 2 945 with 16gb ddr 3 1600 (4x4) and a gt640 gpu o onboard motherboard card... either should do nicely .. I kinda need my xeon 1246 for my gaming pc build...



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 10:18 PM

Well, Plex is very CPU intensive.

The more streams you use at the same time, the better CPU you want. And if you're streaming HD content, then you want a better CPU. 

 

So it really depends on your usage. But if you're using Plex, the best CPU that you can afford is a good idea.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 02:21 AM

would it hurt my server to much if i run it with the current xeon 1246v3 but drop to 16gb  (4x4) insteade of the current 32gb?


I haven't seen the server ever max or come near using 16gb ram but also have not done any plex or ripping yet



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 02:21 AM

would it hurt my server to much if i run it with the current xeon 1246v3 but drop to 16gb  (4x4) insteade of the current 32gb?

Depends on exactly what it's doing and how much is running on it.

 

However, likely not.  I'm running my server at 16GBs right now, and it's just fine (and I do a lot on it).


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 02:27 AM

ya im thinking about swapping my tridents and ripjaws so i can have the 32 gb kit for my gaming / possible video editing workstation...wich will have a gtx 960 4gb  graphics card and sli later.and the new gaming rig will hopfully have the xeon e3-1231v3 wich is identical to the e3-1246v3 but without onboard graphics.


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Posted 22 January 2016 - 07:21 AM

Well, 16GBs is enough for most gaming. But if you're doing video editing too... that depends on the software. If it is very memory hungry, then definitely. And any sort of video editing should have the best CPU hands down, IMO. 


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