Question is my build ok to assemble?

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hi guys my lga1155 motherboard just died on me so i decided to upgrade the whole thing, im thinking of going with xeon e5 2660, is it ok to pair up with my other components?
so here is what it will be
intel xeon e5 2660
16gb ddr4
gtx 9602gb
1tb hdd
corsair cv650 watts 80bronze

is that ok? im asking because one of my friend recently upgraded to the exact xeon and his psu just produce smoke and died, idk bout his spec but all i know is
same xeon
16gb ddr4
rx570
psu (500 watts)
definitely not some cheap psu such as armagadon and avf

could it be that his psu watts couldnt handle the xeon?
 
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oh my bad well lets say its ddr3 how is it?
i dont have any actual budget ill just go with what cheap and better than i5 3470
 

logainofhades

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Problem will be finding a board to support it. Generally, unless really cheap, and budget is stupid tight, I don't recommend buying hardware, on a dead platform. You really are just throwing money away.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($179.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B560M Pro4/ac Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($117.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($71.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $398.96
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Or a bit cheaper yet. Not as good as the i5 10400, but still much better than an i5 3470, and can be upgraded to a better chip later.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($147.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($71.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $329.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-07-14 10:33 EDT-0400
 

Bazzy 505

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xeon e5 2660 is sandy bridge EP part, which is a server SKU. Which also means DDR3 ECC registered unbuffered DIMMs are a requirement. 16gigs of such memory+ compatible LGA 2011 motherboard will set you back at least 300 bucks.

Sure it has 4 memory channels and quite a few more PCIe lanes available, but quite frankly for gaming it will only be marginally faster than i7-2600K while drawing significantly more power. Not mention pairing it with 10 year old entry class CS class powersupply invites just the kind of disaster you have described your friend had experienced.

For that kind of money, as others have suggested in previous posts, you're better off buying i5-10400f which will cost you about the same, it will be new and be almost 2x as fast in just about any common workload and half the running cost.


These platforms really look cool, with 8 dimm slots, and they generally are, but past 6 year mark, asides from collectors' value, they're little more than a paperweight at this point.
 

DSzymborski

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Gotta agree with the others here. It's a lot of money to put in for decade-old hardware with no upgrade path that is generally beaten by budget components today.

As for your friend's PC, hard to know without knowing what the PSU actually is. There are only a handful of non-awful or non-cheap PSUs at precisely 500W, so I'm not sure that their problem wasn't a poor PSU choice.
 

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