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Well, after several years running a Quad-core 2.4GHz 775 on an EVGA (love this board) 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard, I have pulled the trigger and decided to upgrade. I came across a pair of Xeon 5570 LGA1366 procs (some moron got rid of a Dell T710 server and left them and 32Gb registered DDR3 DIMMS), and thanks to the power of NewEgg, I now have a pair of ASUS P6T WS Professional mobo's and 24Gb each of ram on them. Total cost here was around $700. Of course, buyers remorse is beginning to set in, and having second thoughts as to my new workstations.

So the question I ask is, I realize that LGA1366 is on its way out in lieu of the shiny new LGA2011 chipsets, but for one who would like to be bleed edge but not able to fully fund their wants and desires, was the aforementioned a good choice? The core components I specifically have are:

2x - ASUS P6T WS PRO LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Core i7 / Xeon motherboards
2x - Intel Xeon 5570 2.93Ghz Quad-core (total 8 threads) processors
3x - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

I'm not looking to fire off Skynet and end all mankind (the Mayan calendar will do that at the end of the year rumor has it). Mostly I use my rig for web browsing, gaming, mp3/flac and movie encoding. The other board I am contemplating into replacing my pair of dual-core ESXi rigs with.

Thanks in advance for any comments.

Kevin