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Ok so what's with people using server CPUs for their gaming builds these days? Are there any performance benefits to it? I understand dual socket motherboards with consumer sockets for gaming but why server motherboards and CPUs and high end GPUs for gaming?
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they are typically also used for work or hobby purpose. i have yet to see someone buy a server CPU just for gaming.
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Are there any performance benefits to it?

Many of the CPUs in question are exactly the same as their desktop counterparts for gaming purposes.
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I understand dual socket motherboards with consumer sockets for gaming but why server motherboards and CPUs and high end GPUs for gaming?

Consumer CPUs can't be used in modern multi-socket setups.
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They can't? Hmm I could've sworn I've seen EVGA motherboards on their site with dual LGA 2011 sockets.. Maybe I'm just wrong.
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They can't? Hmm I could've sworn I've seen EVGA motherboards on their site with dual LGA 2011 sockets.. Maybe I'm just wrong.

There are but you have to use Xeon CPUs. Two Core i7's cannot be used in a mp setup
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Nvm yeah I was wrong, it is 2011 socket but for Xeon server CPUs...
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I read somewhere that the new Xeon E5's can't be overclocked? Can anyone confirm this?:/
 
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