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hey i been looking around and woudl love to throw in a couple of the big boys xeons that go for around 1500 each.. but that is just way to much money but i was looking around and was wondering about 2 differernt one and wanted some imput if possible

Xeon E5630 Westmere 2.53GHz
Xeon E5530 Nehalem 2.4GHz

now i my big question is would i be able to over clock these guys to the 3.5 range or over even up to 4ghz?

oh and was just wondering if i got two of these and over clocked them...woudl they out performing the i7-980x over clocked? because now im trying to compair price to price because they are prity much the same 2 xeon e5630 or e5530 to 1 i7-980x .....

what im lookign to do is graphic rendering with maya and will be using z brush and photo shop and high end gamming on the side...and want to get most time out of it i can for my money
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I would go with the Xeon E5630 Westmere 2.53GHz. Yes they should be able to get to 4.0GHz and two of those bad boys will definitely beat up on a single 980x. Also with rendering it depends on the program as to whether it renders using the GPU or the CPU. IDK what Maya uses.
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I would go with the Xeon E5630 Westmere 2.53GHz. Yes they should be able to get to 4.0GHz and two of those bad boys will definitely beat up on a single 980x. Also with rendering it depends on the program as to whether it renders using the GPU or the CPU. IDK what Maya uses.
well i was lookign threw the board and saw that someone had a set up with the sr-2 board with 2 Xeon E5620 Westmere 2.4GHz and it $384 for 1 chip compaird too $575 for 1 Xeon E5630 Westmere .... now for that price diff is ther a big diff in performance between the two chips? because if not i woudl rather save the $400 and put it toward more ram or better graphic cards or better liquid cooling to help over clock the cpu to the best i can
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well i was lookign threw the board and saw that someone had a set up with the sr-2 board with 2 Xeon E5620 Westmere 2.4GHz and it $384 for 1 chip compaird too $575 for 1 Xeon E5630 Westmere .... now for that price diff is ther a big diff in performance between the two chips? because if not i woudl rather save the $400 and put it toward more ram or better graphic cards or better liquid cooling to help over clock the cpu to the best i can
Only difference between them other than clock speeds, are their multipliers. E5620 has 19x multi, and E5630 20x. I too am considering the E5620 for my next upgrade (on an EVGA X58 FTW3). Achieving 4GHz might be a tad easier with the E5630 because of the higher multi. There's a pretty good review of the E5620 on the net though, and they were able to achieve over 4GHz on it. Granted, they had to do a high BCLK, but it was attainable (on Rampage III Formula). http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...e-ep,2767.html
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ok so that little diff i will stick with the e5620..because i woudl like it to get to 4g stable if possible.. but if it does not and is near 4.0 im fine for that to save almost $400....

but im just wondering should i just go with these guys or shoudl i wait till the new intel and amd cpus come out and see how they peform frist?


cause even thoe i am looking to build a computer with a good amount of cores for rendering.... i still want something that will do great at gamming also if that is possible doing that in the same unit.

would the 2 e5620 over clocked to 3.5-4.0ghz range be good for gamming even with all the extra cores?
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If you plan to do much overclocking, the higher multiplier is very convenient on the SR-2.

My board is fine at 200 blk (which is somewhat lucky)
on-board audio corrupts at 205 blk
fails everything at 210+ blk

the SR-2 is not known for its overclocking past 195 blk, so if you can grab chip with a multi above 19, you will have a much better chance of hitting 4+Ghz.
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only 3.5Ghz?
are you mad? you will be able to do over 4Ghz easy.

If i had a epic chiller i could do 5Ghz on my CPU
    
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only 3.5Ghz?
are you mad? you will be able to do over 4Ghz easy.

If i had a epic chiller i could do 5Ghz on my CPU
You don't have the same motherboard, the SR-2 doesn't overclock as well as x58 boards.
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well is there a better mobo to look at that will allow me to put two xeon x5620 that will allow me to over clock better then the sr-2?
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No....the SR-2 is the only good choice for dual 1366 overclocking
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