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I'm seeing tons of x58 mobos on ebay that claim bent pins. I've fixed a couple bent pins before with tweezers but not for this socket. Anyone tried it? I might be willing to take the 20-30$ risk and try...

Most people will say no. But if there's only one or two bent pins that are not twisted then it's an easy fix. Avoid any mobos with twisted pins. If you're not experienced, then it can be difficult to tell from looking at pics if the pins are twisted.
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Fair enough, I'll just get used / refurb boards like I said earlier. Can someone give me the low down on ES CPU's?
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Just an update, think I have my mind made up.

Gonna get these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Q1DW-Intel-Xeon-W3540-2-933ghz-Socket-1366-C0-8MB-AT80601000921AB-ES-VERSION-/321085758884?pt=CPUs&hash=item4ac233dda4 (x2)

and then get one of these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Foxconn-Renaissance-II-INTEL-X58-SOCKET-1366-ATX-MOTHERBOARD-GIGABIT-ESATA-PCIE-/261197863845?pt=Motherboards&hash=item3cd09b1ba5

See how they work / OC then depending on the results by another board (most likely the same since he has a stock)

Grab some chasses from work, some 600 watt psus, and maybe some 7770 / 7850s to start. Should end up with 2 pretty nice machines for under ~400 a piece. Not a bad deal, thanks guys. I will post update with any changes to the plan, and when the final products are ready, put up another thread with pics.
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