Finding something inexpensive to host an i3-9100F

Discussion in 'Intel MoBos' started by balnazzar, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. balnazzar

    balnazzar [H]Lite

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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!
     
  2. D-EJ915

    D-EJ915 [H]ard|Gawd

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    You'd have to find a board with bios flash back via USB.
     
  3. vick1000

    vick1000 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Buy a used chip and resell it, should break even at least.
     
  4. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj [H]ard as it Gets

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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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