Hey everyone, it has recently been brought to my attention by "Mr. Pizza" that I should buy the Xeon3440 over the i5 760. It's $240 and the i5 760 is $205. I will OC the xeon it i5 760 speeds so the Xeon would be the better buy because it has Hyper Threading for $35 more. I will be using this for gaming and Converting Allot of video's from VOB to AVI.
The Xeon is just a Lynfield with ECC support, so if you want to OC, its worth it given you can utilize HT.
But since youre OCing anyways, you might want the $215 X3430.
I believe it looks like it'll run on my mobo with regular ram. looks like a fantastic buy to me. I love out of the ordinary
Whoops, then X3440 it is.
But WAIT, aren't you waiting for SB? giving in towards a Xeons wont make Mr. Core very happy. XD
^I decided against it, I wanted something that had been out for a while already. I don't want to have to wait for bug updates, if I have a problem I want to be able to find info on the problem since this is my first build. And an i5 or Xeon will suffice just fine for my needs.