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e6300 or xeon equivalent

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this is an extension of a thread started in amd build logs, and i want to put this tangent we got on in the right section.
should i get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819117102
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005 (which most ppl do)
as youc an see from teh specs both are EXACTLY identical, however ppl tell me xeons are more stable and can take more wear and tear since they are designed for servers, what does this mean? Better silicon maybe like the opteron series for AMD? If so, it means more overclocking potential. But i need more than one person to agree be4 i will buy it since hardly anyone has em. Can someone with a conroe xeon show their OC?

also, do they come with the same stock HSF? cause Intel's stock HSF actually owns now. i know that the one for the e6300 has the copper base and a fast fan...
    
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Xeons don't overclock aswell
    
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I like my Xeon. I think its overclock potential is limited by my motherboard. Go for the Xeon.
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pauldovi: lol? HT* is oc potential limited by a ASUS P5W DH?! thats teh ****ing ownage of a mobo....(i think)
    
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pauldovi: lol? HT* is oc potential limited by a ASUS P5W DH?! thats teh ****ing ownage of a mobo....(i think)
Ive heard it has problems at 400-450+ FSB so i would recommend the P5B-Deluxe. I mean either CPU will treat you well. From what ive heard from the manual i think it was that Xeon is faster at mathematical calculations while the Conroe is faster in regular applications.
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well i dont have $$$ like u do obviously, nice rig BTW
so i cant get P5B-Deluxe
    
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