Intel Core i3 3240 3.4GHz Dual Core (Socket 1155) £27.98 @ CCL Computers
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Intel Core i3 3240 3.4GHz Dual Core (Socket 1155) £27.98 @ CCL Computers

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Edited by:"Frank30uk"Found 13th Aug 2017
Came across this cheap Core i3 CPU. Currently 25 in stock. The £27.98 Price is inclusive of P+P.

Part number is BX80637I33240.
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There might be more bang for your buck in a secondhand Intel Core i5-3330 for £34.50 delivered from CEX?
Edited by: "EQL" 13th Aug 2017
shikztheurbanlegend9 m ago

thanks,dont suppose anyone could recommenced a motherboard on CCL to go …thanks,dont suppose anyone could recommenced a motherboard on CCL to go with this chip please?

I think you'll struggle to get a new motherboard due to the age of the cpu. The cheapest used ones are 50 pounds on eBay and many are not compatible with this cpu despite having the right socket (some intel ones IIRC).

DDR3 is expensive at the moment too. Not knocking the deal OP, for the right person this looks like a bargain.

If I'm wrong about the motherboards would love to know as I am half looking for one to replace the pegatron one I pulled from an hp business machine.
EQL29 m ago

There might be more bang for your buck in a secondhand Intel Core i5-3330 …There might be more bang for your buck in a secondhand Intel Core i5-3330 for £34.50 delivered from CEX?



It's good that they have the two year warranty because I hear they're terrible when it comes to shipping computer components. The oft reported CPUs being shipped loose in jiffy bags without the plastic shells or any kind of ESD protection is one thing, but I've seen someone on here say they even sent a graphics card the same way! Best to only go that route if they have it in stock at a store near you to save the hassle.

On the note of 1155 motherboard demand, my brother has one sitting in a drawer after upgrading recently: GA-Z68X-UD4-B3, but it might have a faulty USB3 header on it. Would sell for around £50 if anyone's near.
EQL37 m ago

There might be more bang for your buck in a secondhand Intel Core i5-3330 …There might be more bang for your buck in a secondhand Intel Core i5-3330 for £34.50 delivered from CEX?


The i5 3330 is a good buy there for £35 or so. That is about the limit I would spend on such an old platform though. Spend any more and you may as well go full Kaby Lake and get the G4560 for £50 and a platform with big potential for upgrades later.
vulcanproject1 m ago

The i5 3330 is a good buy there for £35 or so. That is about the limit I …The i5 3330 is a good buy there for £35 or so. That is about the limit I would spend on such an old platform though. Spend any more and you may as well go full Kaby Lake and get the G4560 for £50 and a platform with big potential for upgrades later.

Is the dual core g4560 on par with the (i believe) quad core i5 though?
vulcanproject8 m ago

The i5 3330 is a good buy there for £35 or so. That is about the limit I …The i5 3330 is a good buy there for £35 or so. That is about the limit I would spend on such an old platform though. Spend any more and you may as well go full Kaby Lake and get the G4560 for £50 and a platform with big potential for upgrades later.



The absolute best way to get value out of it is to keep an eye on the CPU/Motherboard combos on eBay. Sandy/Ivy Bridge i7s are still very competitive with modern CPUs, and people selling in this category often don't know or care about the legacy value of the platform. So you'll see bundles with those i7s, a high quality board, maybe some RAM and even a HSF for little more than what others are selling the motherboards alone.
Edited by: "runnybabbit" 13th Aug 2017
Heat added
This is a good upgrade for the Gen8 HP Microservers, decent price for a good bump in performance.

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If anyone's after a current gen cpu similar to this, worth looking at the pentium g4560......
Heat added Frank
actually postage is extra
anyone know of a good DDR3 motherboard for the OP cpu please?
EQL3 h, 19 m ago

There might be more bang for your buck in a secondhand Intel Core i5-3330 …There might be more bang for your buck in a secondhand Intel Core i5-3330 for £34.50 delivered from CEX?


I doubt it but does anyone know if this would work with the HP Gen8 Microserver?
Turret6 h, 52 m ago

I doubt it but does anyone know if this would work with the HP Gen8 …I doubt it but does anyone know if this would work with the HP Gen8 Microserver?


I haven't seen anyone using the i5 3330. It has a TDP of 77 watts, (the original chip has a TDP of 35, the i3 in this thread has a TDP of 55, that is as far as I would like to go without replacing the cooling). Also, the i5 3330 does not support ECC RAM so I don't think it'll work in the HP.
Oos?
Can someone tell me what OP means?
cr7hg32 m ago

Can someone tell me what OP means?


OP = "Original poster" - So the person who posted it!
shikztheurbanlegend14th Aug

anyone know of a good DDR3 motherboard for the OP cpu please?



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