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    Would this be worth it for a compression rig ?

    i got my hands on the following gear

    Dual Xeon 5645 ("nehalem cpu")
    http://ark.intel.com/products/48768/...-GTs-Intel-QPI
    2.4ghz- 2.67GHX
    6cores with hyperthreading
    total 24 execution units

    It comes with with 48gb registes eec ddr3 ram (24gb for each cpu)
    it also has a couple of 4x 10gbe ports and 8x 1gbe ports but no storage units

    I have to jerryrig a power supply for it but im pretty confident in doing that.
    my price is 75$ maybe even way lower
    its mainly going to be used for 7-zip compression. x.264 encoding and png optimizing (takes forever)

    Go for it or no ?

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    of course yes. if you can pay its electricity bills

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    Take into account how many cores you may actually utilize. Then, take no more and go with the faster cores.
    I mean, 12 threads at 3.7GHz should be more suitable and faster than 24 threads at 2.4GHz, if you only can utilize, say, 8 or 12 threads. Of course, if we talking about the same-gen-hardware.

    Also, the CPU you listed is not new... I bet the newer LGA2011(-3)/1150 i7 have better RAM bandwidth at the very least.

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    TY it seems like i didn't have much to decide as my wife went to my work and bought it for me for my birthday today and totally surprise med.
    They gave it to her for free

    So I'm a happy boy with a new fancy toy.

    Ig anyone need some kind of scaling test i will be happy to test stuff out for you guys. Next weekend is PSU jerry rig, install and stability test time

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