Server procs are notoriously awesome for reliability and low power/heat. They make great overclockers, take my Opeteron 165 for example. It's been overclocked from 1.8Ghz to 2.7Ghz for around 3 years now. I'm getting ready for a new build and idk whether to go AMD or Intel so I am doing the research to see which is the best bang for buck. I am partial to AMD though, so if it's a draw they DESERVE the money more. Read about how Intel bribes manufacturers to push back AMD release dates and other blatant acts to try and preserve their lead over AMD. Intel makes great stuff, but they are a little on the evil side.