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#836067 - 9th Nov 2013 11:14pm PC Spec Opinions
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I am looking for a budget gaming PC for my son for Christmas, and have spotted an i7 base unit for Sale (if it still is available of course). I was looking for opinions as to if the motherboard and CPU combo are suitable for a gaming PC, as it is being sold as a business/server unit?

Motherboard: Supermicro X8STi-F
http://www.supermicro.co.uk/products/motherboard/Xeon3000/X58/X8STi-F.cfm
CPU: Intel Core i7-920 GHz Quad-Core

I just haven't found any reviews for the board.

Surely I could just stick a decent GPU into this and be good to go? (not interested in O/C)


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#836099 - 10th Nov 2013 10:36am Re: PC Spec Opinions [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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No worries, it is sold now anyway.

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#836141 - 10th Nov 2013 1:37pm Re: PC Spec Opinions [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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its the i7 that makes it expensive.
You can get boards that will take the i3 i5 & i7
that way you can upgrade the processor as the game specs increase.
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#836170 - 10th Nov 2013 5:24pm Re: PC Spec Opinions [Re: Mark]
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That was why I was quite keen on it, haven't seen many full i7 towers going for around the 250 mark.

I just wanted to make sure that the motherboard wasn't aimed too far towards server & business use. The specs of it looked fine to me (bar the lack of a decent gpu of course), but it has been a while since I worked on PCs in a business sense, so my experience of higher end boards and CPU's is limited due to budget restraints.

Makes no difference as it went anyway wink Thanks though smile

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#836255 - 10th Nov 2013 10:19pm Re: PC Spec Opinions [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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I know its a little over budget but for an extra 100 you could you could get the latest hardware that will play any games.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-344-OE
I use these all the time very competitive and the service is second to none,if you order before 2pm usually arrives the next day

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