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Intel xeon e3 w/ gtx 1070 mini

by fluxcap141



Date Published

May 31, 2017

Date Built

Jan. 11, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

39.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.518 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

49.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

67.0° C


Gaming at ultra at 1440p at 144Hz in overwatch, csgo, and black ops 3. No problems at all. Runs a 200 mhz core overclock on the 1070 with mid 60's temp.

Part Reviews


Really solid CPU. Rated for server use, but has about the same specs as a i7-4770, just no igpu, which shouldn't matter for most people custom building a rig. On overwatch at 1440p at ultra detail i get about 60% usage on MSI afterburner, so no bottleneck at all. Only negative is that the core's are locked, so no OCing.

Video Card

A beast of a graphics card. Was able to get on sale on Newegg with a 30$ rebate. At 1440p I have no stuttering or noticeable frame dips at all. High to ultra details at above 120 frames for most first person shooter's I've played. Would recommend for anyone who wants great graphical quality on a 1440 monitor. Core overclock of 200 and a mem overclock of 300 with temps around 68 C. Fans are loud because of the overclock, but default is very quiet.

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Planemaster 2 points 23 months ago

Please tell me you got that Xeon at a discounted price...

JaegerBudgie 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Hey, great build! Love that case, it looks amazing. Could you post some more pics, I'd love to see it from some more angles, or some close ups of the interior. On the whole, great job!

fluxcap141 submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks. Ill get some more pics soon

pwpanitzke 6 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Don't let some of these comments make you second guess. I have been gaming with the 1231v3 for years. It is the best price to performance CPU in the haswell line up. Excellent choice for an upgrade on that platform. I5 price for I7 performance.

Stimps 1 Build 0 points 23 months ago

Very unique but you could have gone with a i5 7500 and it's a quad core at 3.4 ghz for only $188. Or for the same price of that Xeon a i5 6600k and overdlock it and get much better performance.

geoffg67 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Except the xeon is hyperthreaded, though I don't know why they chose it for gaming

fluxcap141 submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

I would have needed a new mobo and ram set. I've had the same board for a few years now.

Planemaster 1 point 23 months ago

Or even Ryzen

fluxcap141 submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I bought the xeon before ryzen was out.

Planemaster 1 point 23 months ago

Even then, there were i5's...

Trinergy 9 Builds 3 points 23 months ago

i5s are 4 threads this Xeon is equivalent to i7-4770 without the iGPU which also means lower TDP. i7-4770s sell for a similar price as what he listed on his Xeon.

So for not changing platforms (motherboard and memory) he has saved quite a bit of money.

Planemaster 1 point 23 months ago

Ahh, thanks for clearing this up.

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fluxcap141 submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I also want to stream and edit videos

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fluxcap141 submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I bought this before ryzen was released.

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ElJuego1977 7 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

I have almost the same build but a 1241v3 Xeon, with a 1070 it is quite capable of gaming. I got mine at Microcenter and it was only 20 bucks more than a 4690k and had hyper-threading. I moved from the 4690k because I needed more threads for multiplayer games with other apps open like Skype or Team Speak. TBH, the 4690k just seemed to lag in more thread intensive games.

Just out of curiosity, what's under your PC's hood?