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Probably a stupid question

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Core i7 3960/70X are just binned Xeon-E5s with 2 cores and some cache disabled, why overclockers choose to use the i7 Extreme Edition rather than a fully enabled Xeon E5?
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I dunno about that but probably because they are fully unlocked?
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Usually because you can do little to no oc with a xeon. you can get more performance with the i7 with a nice overclock, plus just the ability to overclock is fun
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xeons are more for server/workstations and more expensive?
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