Intel Core i3-3220 (3.30Ghz) LGA1155 £15 (+£2.50 del.) @ CeX
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Intel Core i3-3220 (3.30Ghz) LGA1155 £15 (+£2.50 del.) @ CeX

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Edited by:"brookheather"Found 5th Aug 2017
CeX have the Intel Core i3-3220 Socket 1155 cpu for only £15 collected or + £2.50 delivery. CeX also give 2 year warranty:

CeX offers a 24 month warranty* (on all items purchased on or after 14th Nov 2015) on all items except consumables. The CeX 24 month warranty* does not cover physical damage, water damage, or any damage caused by unlocking a mobile phone, and only covers software faults arising in the course of normal use.
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not really sure who this deal is aimed at.

Yes it's a cheap (used) processor, but it was released in 2012 and is only an i3. That really narrows the group of people that are going to have any use for it, since they either have a system using that socket, in which case an i3 is unlikely to be an upgrade, or you need to buy 5 year old parts to make a system.

If you have a system of that age (socket) and need to replace just the CPU, would you really limit yourself to just £15 when you could have a Quad core (i5 2400) for just £32, or the once highly sought after gamers CPU i5-2500K for only £45 though that is out of stock.
Ivy bridge in general is pretty great for getting into PC gaming. An i7 3770 will only set you back about £90 on CEX. The issue with LGA 1155 however is getting a good price on a decent motherboard.

If you already have an old one kicking about though, you could build a solid machine with ivy bridge even to this day.
Edited by: "adderrson" 7th Aug 2017
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Cex is two years warranty on everything I thought?
i was looking at the warranty terms, within 6 months they will refund at full price or get it fixed, after the 6months to 24months they will give you market value only !!
KiNG25 m ago

i was looking at the warranty terms, within 6 months they will refund at …i was looking at the warranty terms, within 6 months they will refund at full price or get it fixed, after the 6months to 24months they will give you market value only !!


Which is fine on a £15 CPU especially as the market value is hardly likely to fall much and these are almost certainly more than this on ebay with no warranty.
Buying CPUs that can't be overclocked doesn't have much risk.
Edited by: "Agharta" 5th Aug 2017
That's pretty good deal. I have the same model and bought as new from amazon for £90 5 years ago and still runs fine. Coupling with 8Gb ram and GTX 960 still can run most 201x games smoothly at 60fps @ 1080p.
These are an ideal upgrade for anyone with a Gen8 HP Microserver, which I know are quite popular round here.
not really sure who this deal is aimed at.

Yes it's a cheap (used) processor, but it was released in 2012 and is only an i3. That really narrows the group of people that are going to have any use for it, since they either have a system using that socket, in which case an i3 is unlikely to be an upgrade, or you need to buy 5 year old parts to make a system.

If you have a system of that age (socket) and need to replace just the CPU, would you really limit yourself to just £15 when you could have a Quad core (i5 2400) for just £32, or the once highly sought after gamers CPU i5-2500K for only £45 though that is out of stock.
This got me looking on there; Celeron G1610 for £1.50! At that price they'd be useful as dual-purpose troubleshooters / functional socket covers when selling 1155 motherboards.
Avenger132449 m ago

not really sure who this deal is aimed at.Yes it's a cheap (used) …not really sure who this deal is aimed at.Yes it's a cheap (used) processor, but it was released in 2012 and is only an i3. That really narrows the group of people that are going to have any use for it, since they either have a system using that socket, in which case an i3 is unlikely to be an upgrade, or you need to buy 5 year old parts to make a system.If you have a system of that age (socket) and need to replace just the CPU, would you really limit yourself to just £15 when you could have a Quad core (i5 2400) for just £32, or the once highly sought after gamers CPU i5-2500K for only £45 though that is out of stock.


For a general usage box for web browsing and other light duty this Ivy Bridge i3 might well be faster than that Sandy Bridge i5.
People running a 2Ghz Sandby Bridge Celeron would find this gave them much more headroom as even for general usage that chip would struggle at times whereas this is probably twice as fast.
Ivy bridge in general is pretty great for getting into PC gaming. An i7 3770 will only set you back about £90 on CEX. The issue with LGA 1155 however is getting a good price on a decent motherboard.

If you already have an old one kicking about though, you could build a solid machine with ivy bridge even to this day.
Edited by: "adderrson" 7th Aug 2017
Agharta4 h, 42 m ago

For a general usage box for web browsing and other light duty this Ivy …For a general usage box for web browsing and other light duty this Ivy Bridge i3 might well be faster than that Sandy Bridge i5.People running a 2Ghz Sandby Bridge Celeron would find this gave them much more headroom as even for general usage that chip would struggle at times whereas this is probably twice as fast.



lol this is no where near that i5. Sandybridge to Ivybridge was just a transistor shrink. Hardly any performance gains came of it. And this is dual core vs quad. The single thread performance is already significantly better than the i3. So with 4 real cores and not 2 with HT. This doesn't stand a chance. Still for a basic browsing movie playing box this is decent at £15 if you can find an old 1155 board and a bit of ram. And if that's all it would be used for the igpu would suffice too.
PeteW8 h, 3 m ago

These are an ideal upgrade for anyone with a Gen8 HP Microserver, which I …These are an ideal upgrade for anyone with a Gen8 HP Microserver, which I know are quite popular round here.

Do these actually work with the Gen8?
PeteW8 h, 27 m ago

These are an ideal upgrade for anyone with a Gen8 HP Microserver, which I …These are an ideal upgrade for anyone with a Gen8 HP Microserver, which I know are quite popular round here.


Bah, I have the previous 2 models
Wonder if it'll fit the T20......

Edit: nope, that's an 1150
Edited by: "tek-monkey" 6th Aug 2017
bsmaff1 h, 1 m ago

Do these actually work with the Gen8?

I wouldn't recommend it. The TDP is rather high, the CPU to use for the Gen8 is the i3-3220T (T being 2 core, no hyper treading and a lower TDP)
This is my current CPU, I've been using it since it was new about 6 years ago and it has served me well in my gaming PC. It's getting long in the tooth now though and I'm looking at moving to Ryzen.

Still, at this price, if you pair it with a newish GPU you will be able to play all the latest games at a reasonable clip.
Edited by: "darthstatto" 6th Aug 2017
What CPU would you recommend for the Gen-8?

Ideally looking for one around £50-70 most people seem to recommend the Xeon
gkdkfcd200352 m ago

I wouldn't recommend it. The TDP is rather high, the CPU to use for the …I wouldn't recommend it. The TDP is rather high, the CPU to use for the Gen8 is the i3-3220T (T being 2 core, no hyper treading and a lower TDP)

What CPU would you recommend for the Gen-8?

Ideally looking for one around £50-70 most people seem to recommend the Xeon
bsmaff12 m ago

What CPU would you recommend for the Gen-8? Ideally looking for one around …What CPU would you recommend for the Gen-8? Ideally looking for one around £50-70 most people seem to recommend the Xeon

I've done 2 cpu upgrades - from stock to an i3-3240 and from there to an i5-2390t. I'd say there's a huge step from stock to i3 - I only sprung to the i5 for hardware virtualisation which ended up not working for other reasons however the difference in plex transcoding is superb - we regularly transcode 2 and sometimes 3 hd streams at the same time and scanning through the video stream is sub 5 seconds rather 10's of seconds.
THIS works fine in a gen8 with the original heatsink and ecc ram. Yes a zeon would be better but they are fairly//very rare these days. I looked for awhile but then gave up (ebay). IT REALLY LIVENS THE MACHINE up when you ask it to do more intensive tasks, even downloading large files can be sped up.
GwanGy1 h, 19 m ago

THIS works fine in a gen8 with the original heatsink and ecc ram. Yes a …THIS works fine in a gen8 with the original heatsink and ecc ram. Yes a zeon would be better but they are fairly//very rare these days. I looked for awhile but then gave up (ebay). IT REALLY LIVENS THE MACHINE up when you ask it to do more intensive tasks, even downloading large files can be sped up.


GwanGy, looking for some help, im struggling to find cheaper unbuffered ecc RAM for gen8 server , cheapest 8GB ecc i can find is around £80 quid im told it needs to be ecc and unbuffered any recomendations? Thanks in advance.
Great price , i got a cpu last week for my gen8 microserver from cex it arrived in a thin jiffy bag wrapped in a cex brownpaper bag dont know if it will work !! Was a great price though . Will update a pic later is this normal for cex to ship cpu's like this ? First time i got anything from them
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alan2simms4 m ago

Great price , i got a cpu last week for my gen8 microserver from cex it …Great price , i got a cpu last week for my gen8 microserver from cex it arrived in a thin jiffy bag wrapped in a cex brownpaper bag dont know if it will work !! Was a great price though . Will update a pic later is this normal for cex to ship cpu's like this ? First time i got anything from them


Yes I ordered a couple of i5 cpus last week from CeX and they were delivered in the same packaging as yours.
Edited by: "brookheather" 6th Aug 2017
brookheather14 m ago

Yes I ordered a couple of i5 cpus last week from CeX and they were …Yes I ordered a couple of i5 cpus last week from CeX and they were delivered in the same packaging as yours.


Thanks
I believe this is compatible with the go microserver gen8 as I have a 3240 in mine. Will be a nice upgrade over the celeron that comes as default.
paulpso7 h, 47 m ago

lol this is no where near that i5. Sandybridge to Ivybridge was just a …lol this is no where near that i5. Sandybridge to Ivybridge was just a transistor shrink. Hardly any performance gains came of it. And this is dual core vs quad. The single thread performance is already significantly better than the i3. So with 4 real cores and not 2 with HT. This doesn't stand a chance. Still for a basic browsing movie playing box this is decent at £15.


Try reading what I actually said and respond to that.
Of course the i5 is faster under heavy loads but for the usage I described those 4 cores would never get loaded so the i3 would be just as fast.

Your suggestion that Sandy Bridge has significantly better single thread performance is curious.
The i3 has about a 3% IPC advantage and the i5 about a 3% clock speed advantage when running a single core which cancel each other out. If you load two cores the i5 drops 100MHz leaving the i3 with a tiny advantage. It's only when you fully load 3 or 4 cores that the i5 takes a big win. That's all I'm saying.
Hi ,Thanks for the link ,not heard of these guys before ,looking for AMD FX processors at the moment but silly money on EBAY even used and some people bidding more than even worth just to win the bid ! See that a lot on Ebay ! Sensible prices at CEX
Ive got a gen8 waiting for a CPU upgrade. I would like to setup a home lab with esxi6.5 and trying to hold out for a xeon but its looking way too expensive right now. Are there any more suitable CPUs that anyone can recommend? Ideally i wouldnt like to exceed 35W too much and the cpu needs to have inteli vt-d i think its called.
Could this be used in a HP Proliant ML110 G7 server ?

The HP datasheet says the FCLGA 1155 board can handle an Intel® Core™ i3-2120 (3.30GHz/2-core/3MB/65W, 1333, HT) Processor but not sure about the i3-3220.
WaftyCranker26 m ago

Could this be used in a HP Proliant ML110 G7 server ?The HP datasheet …Could this be used in a HP Proliant ML110 G7 server ?The HP datasheet says the FCLGA 1155 board can handle an Intel® Core™ i3-2120 (3.30GHz/2-core/3MB/65W, 1333, HT) Processor but not sure about the i3-3220.


If your motherboard def supports LGA1155 socket i cant see why not
Can anyone say whether the 3240 at £25 (plus p&p) is good value for the gen8?
How easy would it be to put this on an acer celerion laptop? For a brave beginner never having taken apart a computer
Whispers :Ryzen:

Yes but thats not a £15 upgrade

Whispers quietly; ryzen

You will have to buy whole new platform for that.

whispers; Riiiiiiiiiiisssseeeeeeeeen

You didn't even spell it right that time

Threadripper

!?!?!?


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RichHuish43 m ago

How easy would it be to put this on an acer celerion laptop? For a brave …How easy would it be to put this on an acer celerion laptop? For a brave beginner never having taken apart a computer


You'd have to be brave to the point of lunacy as a beginner to try and re-engineer a desktop CPU to fit in a laptop.
So that's very much a no.
i can not believe I have missed this deal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NO...........................
I'm assuming that the OP's i3 Deal is a well used Product? (before CEX then sells it on to you, etc?), or ...
adderrson16 h, 35 m ago

Ivy bridge in general is pretty great for getting into PC gaming. An i7 …Ivy bridge in general is pretty great for getting into PC gaming. An i7 3770 will only set you back about £90 on CEX. The issue with LGA 1155 however is getting a good price on a decent motherboard.If you already have an old one kicking about though, you could build a solid machine out ivy bridge even to this day.


Now you have me thinking.

I was about to build my son his first PC with a spare boxed Asus Z77 LX2 motherboard I've had for ages, along with a GTX1050 and an i5-3450 I've salvaged from an old work PC.
Might sell the MB and buy a Ryzen setup for me and he can have my 2500k....oooh the possibilities.
Edited by: "Oneday77" 6th Aug 2017
3930k for £72 that's urely the best deal on there.... 6core ivy bridge 12 threads? ...... for £72?!
dont get this get a pre built office pc on ebay with a i5 2400
Any idea if the 3930K will fit a Dell T110 server?
alan2simms12 h, 4 m ago

Great price , i got a cpu last week for my gen8 microserver from cex it …Great price , i got a cpu last week for my gen8 microserver from cex it arrived in a thin jiffy bag wrapped in a cex brownpaper bag dont know if it will work !! Was a great price though . Will update a pic later is this normal for cex to ship cpu's like this ? First time i got anything from them



Pretty standard. These 'people' don't know what an anti-static bag or packaging actually is. I finally found a Radeon RX 480 that hadn't been snapped up by miners and these numpties had just shoved it in a Jiffy bag - nothing else. Shroud was cracked and backplate bent. Had to jump through hoops to return it.
MarkT196715 m ago

Any idea if the 3930K will fit a Dell T110 server?



The T110 II takes LGA1155 and the 3930K is FCLGA2011 so probably not. The T110 is also incredibly fussy so unless Dell supported it don't expect it to work without a fight anyway (e.g. No microcode, etc.).
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