Planning a new upgrade build, any thoughts on this?

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My current system consists of a Supermicro X11SSM-F, Pentium G4560 3.5ghz dual core, and 4x8gb of memory.


I've planned out an upgrade based on price and performance considerations. Here's what I've come up with..


Supermicro X10SRL-F motherboard

Xeon E5-2690 v3 2.6ghz 12 core

And an additional 4x16gb RAM to add in.


CPU comparison

The Xeon is an older processor than the Pentium, and has a lower clock speed, and a lower single thread benchmark score, but think it will still be an improvement.


What do you guys think of this Xeon? Is it worth the change? 

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The usual.  Nothing fancy.  Dockers, some VMs as needed/playing around.  Occasional Handbrake conversions.


I'm pretty basic, but concerned about the clock speed and single thread performance, how much it would actually affect things.


Or should I bite the bullet and just spend the extra on a better cpu.  Do it right the first time... something like your E-2278G looks good.  Just didn't want to pay that much.

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A E-2278G seems to be a "monster" as long you do not plan to use many VMs.


Why not buying a faster CPU for your board? There are three options with 4 cores, iGPU and ECC support:

On eBay Germany a dealer is selling used HP Workstations with the E3-1225 v5:


The auctions for this model usually end at 120-200 €. For ~150 € it would be a good deal for testing the CPU and if it does not fit your needs, you could re-sell the unit with a little loss ;) 

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