With Skylake Out, It's Becoming Easier To Build A Cheap Haswell Xeon Linux System
Written by Michael Larabel in Computers on 11 January 2016. Page 6 of 6. 27 Comments

Well, as you can see, this Haswell Xeon system packs a decent punch for being able to assemble the system for roughly $500 USD. The Xeon E3-1231 v3 still stands as a nice $250 USD purchase for a new system build if you would prefer sticking to Haswell so you can take advantage of cheaper DDR3 system memory (compared to DDR4) as well as generally cheaper Haswell motherboards.

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