Finding something inexpensive to host an i3-9100F

balnazzar

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Hi guys.

I'm in the process of choosing components to put together a pc for 24/7 operations. I need inexpensive components, small form factor, low power draw, and compatibility with Intel MKL numerical library, so my choice would be b360/b365 ITX and the i3-9100F.

Now, I'm unable to find any such board that will support the 9000 series out of the box. My question, hence:

If I install the cpu in a mobo that support it only after a BIOS update, will it get me at least at the point that I can perform the update procedure? Purchasing a celeron is out of question, it would kill the deal...

Thanks!
 

kirbyrj

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If you're looking for low power draw, SFF, etc. why are you looking at a CPU with no IGP? Why not just look for a 8100 as it will definitely be compatible and shouldn't be that much different speed wise? What's the difference with the 9xxx chips? 100 extra Mhz? It's the same CPU essentially.
 
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