Intel Xeon E5-2670 Deal and Price Tracking

wildpig1234

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i finally figure out how to make it boot.. i just removed the vga cable, disable the onboard video and enabled the 4gb on bios, and voila it boots and now im running fstorm perfectly.
Yes, you do need to have 4gb enabled in bios. was gonna refer you to my post about my build. some people say they have problem with virtualization with two video cards though
 

Davewolfs

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Did any other series or higher clock speed chips go down significantly in price or are the 2670s still the best deal in town?
 

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At this point we aren't interested in Ivy Bridge. More like Haswell. Lots of those QS/ES chips out there. Still the big problem is motherboards costing a lot. That is always going to be a problem unless the same datacenters that use these chips also decide to sell off the motherboards at ultra low price. There just isn't enough of the older 2011-3 boards floating out there to reduce the prices. Many who built systems in 2013/2014 are not looking at an upgrade any time soon. Maybe later in 2017 when the new server class chips come out.

When I built my dual E5-2670 I spent more on the motherboard than CPU+RAM together. Granted that is still a bargain but if you can't afford something you can't afford something no matter how much of a bargain it is.
 

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When I built my dual E5-2670 I spent more on the motherboard than CPU+RAM together. Granted that is still a bargain but if you can't afford something you can't afford something no matter how much of a bargain it is.
what would you say is a good bargain price for the mobo?
i see some 16gb 1066mhz ecc ddr3 are around $40, are these good deals?
 

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I spent $401 USD for Supermicro X9DRL-iF refurb from distributor. E5-2670s were $80 a pop back in february. I spent about $153 for Samsung 64GB (8 X 8GB) M393B1K70CH0-CH9 8GB DDR3.

@realtomatoes so 16GB for $40 seems about right. I see prices have gone up a tad bit.
 

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at this point, I am just saving up for a 2011-v3 upgrade. I like the e5-2686 v3 chip as it seems to be the cheapest high core cpu available. But it seems like things are no longer getting cheaper for the xeon world. everything seems to have gone up since may 2016, including ddr3 and also v1 chips. even the e5-2686 v3 chips have gone up.
 

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At this point we aren't interested in Ivy Bridge. More like Haswell. Lots of those QS/ES chips out there. Still the big problem is motherboards costing a lot. That is always going to be a problem unless the same datacenters that use these chips also decide to sell off the motherboards at ultra low price. There just isn't enough of the older 2011-3 boards floating out there to reduce the prices. Many who built systems in 2013/2014 are not looking at an upgrade any time soon. Maybe later in 2017 when the new server class chips come out.

When I built my dual E5-2670 I spent more on the motherboard than CPU+RAM together. Granted that is still a bargain but if you can't afford something you can't afford something no matter how much of a bargain it is.
Good luck getting a deal on that. Might as well buy new.
 

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Did any other series or higher clock speed chips go down significantly in price or are the 2670s still the best deal in town?
I see SR1XV E5-2658 v3 in a QS version for $215. It's v3 so you can build a modern 12-24 core machine with it. Not too bad.
 

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If anyone goes on Taoboa because they heard or read you could find cheap e5-2670v1's on there be careful and pay close attention to the 'packages'. Those listing have very misleading titles and the auction contents are hard to parse through for those that do not read and write Chinese natively. Every E5-2600 auction on Taoboa is setup to look like you're getting an E5-2670's for 250 Chinese Yuan (~ $36 USD) however there are multiple 'packages' nested under each listing for various different CPU models. While the listing title may read E5-2670 the initial package the listing defaults to that's priced at 250 Chinese Yuan is actually for an lesser model chip (I.E. - E5-2650 or E5-2660).
 

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IMHO, don't do it. The TDP isn't increased. Depending on the workload it will hardly be any faster than a 2670. I tried a E5-2689 v1 and found it was a big waste of money. With my x264 workload it runs about 3.05gHz vs. 3.0gHz for the 2670 on the 2nd pass. The first pass was about 10% faster where it would run at the full 3.3gHz vs. 3.0gHz.