budget x99 build

Got offered a x99 Krait Mobo cheap. thought what the hell. So now my question is whats the best budget bang4£ cpu I can put in this puppy? Xeon maybe? What are your thought crew


  • ddr4 defeats budget
  • I saw boards used going for $100, the board prices imo were never really the problem. The CPU i'd want to get with one of those is the E5-1650v3 for overclocking (or its i7 bretheren if it was cheaper, which it usually isnt). But they are still expensive, and so is DDR4. 

    Rig Specs:
    Codename Red-Beast
    //Xeon E5-1650v2 @ 4.5ghz//EVGA GTX 980ti SC+//16gb G.Skill ARES DDR3 1600//OCZ ModXstream Pro 700w PSU//Asus P9X79e-WS Mobo//Asus vg248qe 144hz 24" 1080p monitor//Deepcool Captain 240EX AIO on CPU//Corsair H55 + Kraken G10 on GPU//Deepcool Dukase v2 mid-tower case//

  • Tech_0neTech_0ne Posts: 319
    5820k maybe? Like has been said above the DDR4 and CPU cost kinda kills the cheapness of the mobos. Maybe soon there will be a flourish of ex server Xeons hitting the market??? Might be worth hanging on to the board and see what happens.

    How about this E5-1650v3?

    • Main Rig:  CPU - i7 4790k | Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-Z97X | RAM - Corsair LP 16GB (4 x 4GB) | GPU - Asus  GTX 980ti Matrix | Case - InWin 805 | Boot Drive - Samsung 500GB M.2 SSD | Storage - 2 x 500GB  2.5" Sandisk SSD's | PSU - Seasonic M12ii 850 | Display - Qnix QX2710 OC'd to 100hz |  Cooling - NZXT Kraken x61
    • HTPC:  CPU - Ryzen 5 1600 | Motherboard - Asrock B350 Fatality mini ITX | RAM - 8GB DDR4 (2 x 4GB) | GPU - MSI GTX 1050ti low profile  | Case - NFC S4 Mini | Boot Drive -  Kingston UV400 120GB SSD | Storage - 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2.5" | PSU - HDPLEX internal 300W AC / HDPLEX 400W DC-ATX | Display -  55" Sony 4k TV | Cooling - Noctua NH L9i
    • Laptop: HP Omen 15 |  i5 7300HQ | GTX 1050 | 120GB SSD | 1TB HDD | 8GB DDR4

  • NellyNelsonNellyNelson Posts: 216
    edited January 22
    wow checked this out for weeks and nothing. its all built now. E2670
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