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Hello, 

 

What do I have to look out for when upgrading the processor on my Gen8?

 

Any processors you would recommend on a budget? 

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E3-1260L here, simply because I didnt want to wait for the 1265 to come back into stock :)

I have tried the G1610T and the i3-3220T though as my box came with the 1610, I upgraded to the i3 which didnt have enough POWAR!!! so I went Xeon..

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If you are thinking of placing your Gen8 where fan noise could be an issue (i.e. such as a living room or bed room acting as an HTPC) you should look at the E3-1220Lv2 at 17W TDP

 

I was more concerned about POWER than fan noise and went with a E3-1265Lv2 45W TDP that I found used on eBay (actually, LoneWolf found it on eBay and told me about it).

 

YMMV.

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@Trig0r: Oh, so you're the guy who tested successfully the i3-3220T. Do you think the i5-3470T will work? With it's low TDP and Vt-d, it'd be another alternative to e3-1220L for low budget.

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@Trig0r: Oh, so you're the guy who tested successfully the i3-3220T. Do you think the i5-3470T will work? With it's low TDP and Vt-d, it'd be another alternative to e3-1220L for low budget.

 

I'm pretty sure I wasnt the first..

 

FWIW I also tried an i7-3770 but that didnt work lol

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