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Intel Xeon E5-2687W

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Xeon E5-2687W Game Requirement Analysis

Intel Xeon E5-2687W is a Server CPU part of the Xeon E5 Series released by Intel in 2012.
It's based on the Sandy Bridge architecture and the memory controller supports DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600.
It has 8 cores and each core has 2 threads, make a total of 16. Turbo Boost is also available.
The performance is astonishing and surpasses all Ivy Bridge desktop CPUs but comes at an extremely high price.

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Detroit: Become Human 48% 32%
Borderlands 3 37% 20%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 41% 14%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 53% 26%
FIFA 20 67% 43%
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Best Rig in the world:
EVGA Classified SR-X
2x Intel Xeon E5-2687W (OC isn't necesary, but it would be a crazy idea)
2x GTX 690 Hydro-Copper (OC is necesary, this GPU almost asks you to OC it :D)
96 GB of RAM (highest frequency possible)
Am I right?

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Jimm's Kraken V2?
http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/JIMMS-LEGEN-KRAKENV2

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Tri-way SLI of 680 seems better. Also there is a MSI board with 128gb ram support. Btw highest frequency = higher timings, so basically little to none real world performance over 1600mhz ram.

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4 x AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 CROSSFIRE
http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/JIMMS-LEGEN-LUCIFER
kraken v2 is a water-cooled and components can be overclocked

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4 cards aren't feasible due to heat problems. Yes you can plug them in and it will work but it won't get the max performance out of em, there are articles on overclockers.net

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pc has water-cooling and graphics cards are modified
http://www.jimms.fi/imagecache/3/2/64932_800x600_1.jpg

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Doesn't really matter, maybe if the cards were somehow modded. They are too cluttered, each blows hot air into the other one

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Do not you know how air circulates in graphics card?

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Most cards exaust hot air in the back? Meaning the one at the bottom will run the coolest

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A german youtuber/streamers called Gronkh, look at this rig. http://pastebin.com/60uh7MEa

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No. Best rig in the world sounds like this:
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2687W
EVGA Classified SR-X
EVGA GTX GeForce 690 Quad-SLI
256 GB RAM

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Price : $1,375

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WOW :O

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who buy it ?

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Guys who need ultra speed with very demanding video 3D editing, mega tasking and such a stuff.It's to fast just to play games on it.

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maybe Felix when he decides to start Game-Debate Gaming server:Đ

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you have to admit that this is better than mine so it should perform better in games..

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Yes it is better in any task than yours ;)

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So you really think this will perform better in gaming since its better CPU i don't think so.

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piece of s* it's only 14400% better than Atom Z500 0.8GHz…

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hehe, what can we do about it ;D xD

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That's cool ;)

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but it is only 13% better than mine:D …

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It's not fair yours is OCed. :D

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yeah but it still is better

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Nah.. I believe this processor still lag when you try to play facebook games XD

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Who play facebook games?

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You never try all the games at facebook? You should try one, good game for benchmarking.

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Yea just like flash games.

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haha, stuff game-debaters say xD xD…..ya lets all try playing farm ville :D

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but is it good for gaming?

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no, people dont use this processor for gaming cos its made for servers, personally i dont know anyone who has used this processor to play games, but by god the sheer performance offered by this beast is enough to bring the most demanding games to their knees ;)

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i will upgrade my rig until the school begins and i don't know what to chose: this or i7 3960X?…

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are you kidding me? if it is your rig, you dont have to upgrade for a while. it will last min. 3-4 years, every game maxed out everything…

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i know this…but one of my friends ungraded his pc to a 3930X and 2 gtx 680 ftw 4gb and all its liquid cooled…and he chalenged me to make a pc thats better then his…so thats why am asking this or an 3960x?

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@tybyhunter …no offense, but if you talk seriously you are as*h*le, srry…

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why?…me and my friend always make chalenges linke this..its like a game betwen us…

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well, if you like wasting(or don't know what to do with) money, then why not:Đ

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I still wouldn't buy either. All you need is a 3930K, at most. You won't see any improvement in games at all between a 3930K, at $500, and a 2687W at $2000.

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Then put two of these Xeons (dual socket) and put quad GTX 690. :D
64 GB RAM,13SSDs,1800Watt PSU.And you are cool.
huh…that rich-boys challenges…

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I just returned from lunch and came up with ultimate idea:
1) get big bucket with water
2) get inflatable circle
3) put that circle into the bucket
4) put your rig on that circle
5) you have ultimate silent rig!!:)
*and with anti-earthquake protection :Đ

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Or if you like challenges try to eat 200ml of super chillY sauce :D

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best challenge I've ever seen:
"you won't drink beer faster than milk"
get 0,5l beer and 0,5l milk, 2 drinking straws and drink both at once

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Seems like a good challenge to puke :D

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*vomit, to be more exact

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aaa…i just wonder if this or an 3960X and you all started to talk about chalenges…what a freacky world!!

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definitely choose i7, all Xeons are intended for 24/7 server use (that's why price is soo high:)

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Or you could wait just a little and take i73970X.

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that's an idea but i want to see how this cpu perform in games against 3960X i'm almost sure that it will get at least 10% more performance…and if i wait for the 3970x it will cost very much so i should buy a cpu and other components now instead of waiting for new components to appear and be very expensive…

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i7-3970X will be cheaper than this one , a lot cheaper.You won't see any gaming improvements over 3970X.Games doesn't utilize 8 cores so you won't see any differences.

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yeah but betwen 3960x and 3970x its a 7% performance difference so in gaming this will mean at most 2-3 FPS so it would be better to buy the 3960x now instead of waiting for 3970x…i want the ultimate performance available now so i will buy a 3960x, 3X Gtx 680 4gb, asus rampage extreme IV, and the best liquid cooling config that i can find…

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Let me explain you something.All games has FPS-limiter from 30 to 300 mostly.
You cannot push them to 1000+,neither you can notice any difference due to the monitor refresh rate and capabilities of human eye.Actually one has to have very experienced eye to notice difference between 90 and 100.
This CPU or faster would be just waste of money :)
If you wan't to do that just for challenging the do it.And why do you even ask when you don't want to listen?

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"Most men are rational. But then there are some men, who can't be bought, bullied, or reasoned with. Some men just want to watch the world burn." Seriously though, I agree here. If you're looking for an elite build that will tear through any game, just get a 3770K or a 3930K along with one of the Vapor-X HD 7970 GHz Editions.

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Checked.. :D

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i want to buy those components because i don't like to lose…not because i'm irational or something like that…

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Then i am wiling to help you and offer a Chinese Supercomputer .The worlds fastest one,a one hundred trillions operations per second.

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if you buy it for me..i accept :D

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This beast of a cpu can put perform any cpu in the market with ease :o…..intel knows what there doing :D

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*outperform ;D

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hehe ya, thnx ;D

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It happens even to the best of us make a mistake ;D

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Agreed :)

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''Server CPU'' not cheap in other words.

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Yeah :)

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piece of s* it's only 11500% better than pentium III…

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I know, right?

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Now that's what we call info (ehum..) :P

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This CPU can run 5 most demandable games smoothly.

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And will be able to for at least 3 more years…

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