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What would you take that?? I have the choice to build a rig like this with a 1156 processor and this thread sparks my interest...why would you take the Xeon? And what would OC better...i5, 870 or this Xeon?
 
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Well, for gaming right now you really don't need HT, but hey if you want to future proof a little for $40 go for it.
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Originally Posted by txtrkandy;11795854 
What would you take that?? I have the choice to build a rig like this with a 1156 processor and this thread sparks my interest...why would you take the Xeon? And what would OC better...i5, 870 or this Xeon?

All depends on the batch. Xeon's typically are better overclockers.
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Originally Posted by kschat;11795905 
All depends on the batch. Xeon's typically are better overclockers.

Really?? Im fairly noob so this is news that they overclock that much better...Now im looking to build a PC with a 1156 processor with the full intent on OCing the crap out of it...hopefully to 4Ghz Would i have better luck with the Xeon then?
 
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Originally Posted by txtrkandy;11796123 
Really?? Im fairly noob so this is news that they overclock that much better...Now im looking to build a PC with a 1156 processor with the full intent on OCing the crap out of it...hopefully to 4Ghz Would i have better luck with the Xeon then?

Well almost all nehalem chips overclock to 4.0Ghz but the Xeon will get there easier and cooler. It also has ECC turned on.
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