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This PC works 24/7, so I kept away from extreme overclocking. Also note, I'm planning to replace the i3-8100 with the i7-8700. Plus, double the RAM! :-)

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  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I kept away from extreme overclocking.

What?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'm confused as well. How do you overclock an i3-8100? I have one myself, and as far as I know, are not overclock able.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Any Intel CPU without K next to their generation are non-overclockable. OP has a combo of locked (non-overclockable) CPU with unlocked (specifically meant for overclocking) motherboard which is pity, because he could've spent on better processor.

Edit: industrial Intel CPUs like X, Xeons are also overclockable, my bad there.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

That's exactly what I thought (I'm not really an "expert").

I don't know what OP plans to overclock with a locked CPU.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, I wonder what overclocking capabilities he's trying to achieve with locked CPU.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, I meant any overclocking at all. :-)

I chose the Z370 for better VRM cooling, better power delivery and a slightly faster RAM. Also, NH-U12S is overkill for i3-8100 either, and it's intended to cool down the upcoming i7 CPU.

Please note, the CPU will be replaced within a few months (current prices for Intel CPUs are insane)!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

You're replacing with an 8700k?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Most likely it will be 8700 non K. However, I'm considering 8700K, 9700K, and 9700 non K as well. (Depends on price/availability and performance results)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I'm a little confused about putting an 8700 in a server, but if you have the money to do it and it works, no reason to stop you!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Is this a normal home server for storage or u gonna use it in rendering?(i7 is overkill for first case)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It's intended for programming/algorithm/parameter optimization. That's why I don't care much about GPU or storage (it's my old SSD). No watercooling - it works remotely and in case of a leak... Anyway, i7 with its fast cores will fit perfectly here.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

At work I only order i7 with 64gb of ram, which is the max supported. Same use as yours!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't really know how server PC's work or are intended for, but cool build nonetheless :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Shouldn't a server, even a home server, have more storage than half a TB?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

In my case - nope!

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