Intel Core i3-3220 (3.30Ghz) LGA1155 CEX - £15 + £1.50 Delivery @ CEX
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Intel Core i3-3220 (3.30Ghz) LGA1155 CEX - £15 + £1.50 Delivery @ CEX

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Found 27th Dec 2017
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This is a bit like that other thread with the £2.50 CPU and has similar problems, though not quite to the same extent as 1155 is only around 6 years off the pace instead of 7-8. The headline price is great but putting together a full system could be very costly and a real headache as this is all very old technology now, you would almost certainly have to buy all the other parts used too and if it won't POST (switch on) you could have real trouble identifying (and returning) the part at fault.

All for saving money anyway possible including buying used but if you do it is far more prudent to stick to newer tech where the parts are still commonly available and more likely to be less heavily used and still performance competitive.

A good way of avoiding much of the headache of putting together a new PC with used parts is to look out for cheap motherboard, CPU and RAM bundles. With these much of the work is done for you and you only need to worry about housing it in a case, powering it and adding storage (and a GPU if needed)....
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Heat no? Next best price I can find it at, is about £35 + shipping
Nice find OP - although you've made me go for the 3240 @ £20 to match my other Microserver setup :-)
Assuming you're going to build this into a mini pc, what cases would you recommend?

My Acer Revo One is showing its age, but it's so small I love it - smaller than 2L of milk.
Taylor18927 m ago

Nice find OP - although you've made me go for the 3240 @ £20 to match my …Nice find OP - although you've made me go for the 3240 @ £20 to match my other Microserver setup :-)


Was just looking to see if this would go in one of my microservers, thanks!
deangreen48 m ago

Was just looking to see if this would go in one of my microservers, thanks!


What do you guys use the micro servers for? Been tempted to make a small cheap pc to use for minecraft/rust servers
Looks like my HTPC with the Asus P8H67-M PRO mobo supports this CPU. Worth upgrading from a 3100? What I've noticed is a lower gpu clock speed on the 3200.
djbenny113 m ago

Assuming you're going to build this into a mini pc, what cases would you …Assuming you're going to build this into a mini pc, what cases would you recommend?My Acer Revo One is showing its age, but it's so small I love it - smaller than 2L of milk.



Do you have a motherboard already? mITX boards for this CPU are pretty hard to come by.
and CEX gives you a 24 month warranty on everything too.
aarste4 m ago

Looks like my HTPC with the Asus P8H67-M PRO mobo supports this CPU. Worth …Looks like my HTPC with the Asus P8H67-M PRO mobo supports this CPU. Worth upgrading from a 3100? What I've noticed is a lower gpu clock speed on the 3200.



No such i3 as the 3100, they only go as low as 3210. Are you talking about the 2100?
ollie875 m ago

Do you have a motherboard already? mITX boards for this CPU are pretty …Do you have a motherboard already? mITX boards for this CPU are pretty hard to come by.


This

I have an old computer gathering dust with one of these in. Nothing wrong with it other than being stuck with a motherboard I couldn't upgrade. Ended up building a new machine.
RossC9111 m ago

What do you guys use the micro servers for? Been tempted to make a small …What do you guys use the micro servers for? Been tempted to make a small cheap pc to use for minecraft/rust servers


I have three of various ages/models, two are running proxmox hypervisor and run virtual machines for my stuff at home, they both also run NFS for streaming TV/Movies etc. The third is chock full of disk and is used for backing up all my crap. Great little machines - quiet and use next to no power
deangreen438 m ago

Was just looking to see if this would go in one of my microservers, thanks!


The 3220T is probably a better fit for a microserver - same TDP as the Celeron it comes with. Not saying this one won't work, just more chance of the fans kicking in with a hotter CPU.
Edited by: "dfunked" 27th Dec 2017
ollie8741 m ago

No such i3 as the 3100, they only go as low as 3210. Are you talking about …No such i3 as the 3100, they only go as low as 3210. Are you talking about the 2100?


There was a 3110
Edited by: "Smadmad" 27th Dec 2017
This is a bit like that other thread with the £2.50 CPU and has similar problems, though not quite to the same extent as 1155 is only around 6 years off the pace instead of 7-8. The headline price is great but putting together a full system could be very costly and a real headache as this is all very old technology now, you would almost certainly have to buy all the other parts used too and if it won't POST (switch on) you could have real trouble identifying (and returning) the part at fault.

All for saving money anyway possible including buying used but if you do it is far more prudent to stick to newer tech where the parts are still commonly available and more likely to be less heavily used and still performance competitive.

A good way of avoiding much of the headache of putting together a new PC with used parts is to look out for cheap motherboard, CPU and RAM bundles. With these much of the work is done for you and you only need to worry about housing it in a case, powering it and adding storage (and a GPU if needed)....
RossC911 h, 33 m ago

What do you guys use the micro servers for? Been tempted to make a small …What do you guys use the micro servers for? Been tempted to make a small cheap pc to use for minecraft/rust servers


I've got FreeNAS running on one and a CENTOS test rig at the moment for my RHEL training :-).

a little boring at the mo but hey ho.
Is it new ?
As long as you use proper goo o the CPU the higher TDP is nowt to worry about, altho I dont stress my machine.
pay by bitcoin too
Edited by: "GwanGy" 27th Dec 2017
I've never seen a CPU this cheap before. Heat.
Grabbed a i3 3240 HP 6300 Microtower for £35 on eBay recently and loads were going for that price. Granted no drive and only 4gb RAM but I’ve put a GT1030 in it and can play plenty of games at 1080p with only newer ones requiring lower detail settings.

My point being if you’re looking at this for a server or cheap gaming build then it’s worth checking the HP 6300/8300 and Dell Optiplexes as they’re quiet and cheap as chips and you don’t need to look for a motherboard, case, PSU and so on. Just be aware the best graphics card they can take is a GTX1050ti given the lack of a proper PSU and PCI express slot with lower power.
redblueice1 h, 3 m ago

I've never seen a CPU this cheap before. Heat.

Quadcore Xeon X3430s sell for like 10 quid on eBay but are lower clocked.
I was going to get this to replace my G3258 in my plex server but it outperforms it. I'm surprised. Still a good deal though perfect for a htpc or server
TheDodger17 m ago

I was going to get this to replace my G3258 in my plex server but it …I was going to get this to replace my G3258 in my plex server but it outperforms it. I'm surprised. Still a good deal though perfect for a htpc or server


Wouldn't have worked anyway. Different socket.
I've not voted either way. It's a decent price, but if you're looking for a socket 1155 processor, CEX do an i5 for £20 which is 4 cores instead of 2.

uk.webuy.com/pro…00A
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ST31239 h, 38 m ago

This is a bit like that other thread with the £2.50 CPU and has similar …This is a bit like that other thread with the £2.50 CPU and has similar problems, though not quite to the same extent as 1155 is only around 6 years off the pace instead of 7-8. The headline price is great but putting together a full system could be very costly and a real headache as this is all very old technology now, you would almost certainly have to buy all the other parts used too and if it won't POST (switch on) you could have real trouble identifying (and returning) the part at fault. All for saving money anyway possible including buying used but if you do it is far more prudent to stick to newer tech where the parts are still commonly available and more likely to be less heavily used and still performance competitive. A good way of avoiding much of the headache of putting together a new PC with used parts is to look out for cheap motherboard, CPU and RAM bundles. With these much of the work is done for you and you only need to worry about housing it in a case, powering it and adding storage (and a GPU if needed)....


I agree with this. I got a 4790k, 8gb ram and a z97 motherboard for like 260 quid which was a steal. best to try eBay for a mobo CPU ram combo.
Would this fit in a old Windows 98 pc
Splice4 m ago

Would this fit in a old Windows 98 pc


My guess is that there will probably be enough space inside the case, yes. Whether you can actually connect it to anything, depends on your system.
Thanks for advice but I have no idea lol
Splice8 h, 16 m ago

Would this fit in a old Windows 98 pc


Not a chance. This processor requires a motherboard with a 1155 socket on it. These motherboards were available new from 2011-14.
False economy. Price on ebay has been around 20 for 2-3 years now but buying individual now will just be too expensive for this era, especially things like RAM. If you are only missing the CPU this is OK but for 25 you can get an i5 or i7, if you want to build better off buying used bundle instead.
kristmace37 m ago

Not a chance. This processor requires a motherboard with a 1155 socket on …Not a chance. This processor requires a motherboard with a 1155 socket on it. These motherboards were available new from 2011-14.


Thanks I had a feeling it wouldn't
kristmace12 h, 57 m ago

I've not voted either way. It's a decent price, but if you're looking for …I've not voted either way. It's a decent price, but if you're looking for a socket 1155 processor, CEX do an i5 for £20 which is 4 cores instead of 2.https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SCPUINTI52300A



It's not in stock , which is a shame.
ikorodu31 m ago

It's not in stock , which is a shame.


Nobody claimed it was in stock, the only claim made was for milk
I'm not sure I see the point of getting one of these. If you have an old system that can take these CPUs I would probably stump for a quad core for a tiny bit extra.

If building now I would look at what you can get on Ebay, often really good deals on 4th gen i5 systems.
they were selling these @ £12 a couple of months ago.
ebay price is usually around £18-£22 so a good price.
ollie8727th Dec

No such i3 as the 3100, they only go as low as 3210. Are you talking about …No such i3 as the 3100, they only go as low as 3210. Are you talking about the 2100?


Yes, the 2100
Thanks Hotpete !
My 2500k died 3 weeks ago and I've been humming and hawing over upgrading to Ryzen ( £££ ) or buying another 2500k but the £60-70 price tag for a used chip put me off investing. Just picked up a i5 3350 for £36.50 including postage. Thanks buddy!
I received a Intel Core i3-2100 (3.10Ghz) LGA1155 I assume by mistake - however I going to keep it to save the hassle of returns - has certainly made a decent upgrade to the HP Gen 8 microserver in any case...
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