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Even if in case of someone here don't need one, why it should be our business ?

I don't see the harm in someone mentioning that most tasks will not take advantage of a setup like this. It might just help someone make a wiser purchasing decision.
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Im buying one, along with x2 GTX 680's and 24gb of ram. Do I do anything other then game? No. But knowing I have all the power in the world will be satisfying!

So this is backwards compatible with Ivy Bridge right?
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Im buying one, along with x2 GTX 680's and 24gb of ram. Do I do anything other then game? No. But knowing I have all the power in the world will be satisfying!
So this is backwards compatible with Ivy Bridge right?

Yes the Ivy-E Xeons should be drop in upgrades in the SR3 platform.

Personally I think you're crazy getting this just for gaming, but hey man, if that's how you enjoy your money then do it!

37 Cinebench points in a single rig is going to be the most insane thing on earth and I'm so excited to build mine.
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Can't wait to see the build logs! These will be epic!
 
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The SR3 picture isn't right... The description says it has 14 SATA ports but there are only 6 on the picture
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The SR3 picture isn't right... The description says it has 14 SATA ports but there are only 6 on the picture

Plus 2 SAS ports, which have breakout cables for 4 SATA3 ports each.
    
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Originally Posted by Apexii22 View Post

Im buying one, along with x2 GTX 680's and 24gb of ram. Do I do anything other then game? No. But knowing I have all the power in the world will be satisfying!
So this is backwards compatible with Ivy Bridge right?

Talk about a waste of money. You do realize in 99.9% of games your second Xeon is going to sit there doing nothing, not to mention 16GB of that RAM doing nothing.

Let's spend 5 times the money for a gaming system that will be slower than a overclocked 2700K and 8GB of quality RAM!
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What are you, the hardware police? You said the same basic thing in the SB-E thread. Let people buy what they want.
    
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Originally Posted by Apexii22 View Post

Im buying one, along with x2 GTX 680's and 24gb of ram. Do I do anything other then game? No. But knowing I have all the power in the world will be satisfying!
So this is backwards compatible with Ivy Bridge right?

If the goal is gaming you'd get better performance by getting 4 video cards. The second CPU probably won't help your framerate.

Oh, and I feel I should mention the obligatory: "A fool and his money are soon parted". If you want all the power in the world then why stop with an SR3? Get a multi-processor cluster going on, which each CPU a $1,800 Xeon processor, then water cool every one of them. Why not right? You'll have all the power in the world, it'll be satisfying.

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What are you, the hardware police? You said the same basic thing in the SB-E thread. Let people buy what they want.

Yea, this is OCN, why would be give people good advice on hardware purchase decisions? That would just be wrong wouldn't it?
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But he KNOWS it's overkill. He clearly acknowledged that it would be excessive for his purposes.

He also didn't ask for anybody's advice.
    
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