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Which would be better in my system?

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#1
Which would be better in my system?

Intel Xeon 3320 Quad Core 2.50Ghz
or
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50Ghz

theres a problem with the Q9300 i ordered and can pick to get a refund to get a new Q9300 some place else or get a Xeon 3320

Which would be better for my gaming machine?
 

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#2
3320 FTW
It's still 45nm like your current chip but it's a server chip. There are many people here that who can vouch for how great Xeons are. <<<looks at TRT>>>
 

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#3
so it would kick arse as a desktop gamer machine? :O
(sorry this is me making a switch back form AMD to intel since my Celeron 900 days)
 
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#4
The xeon's apparently OC better with less volts
 

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#5
Aren't the Xeon equivalents of the new Quad cores slightly cheaper?

and also, they don't work in certain mobos...
 

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Aren't the Xeon equivalents of the new Quad cores slightly cheaper?

and also, they don't work in certain mobos...
It will be going into a "eVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1"

Based on NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Chipset chipset
Supports Intel Core 2 Extreme, Intel Core 2 Quad, Intel Core 2 Duo, Pentium EE, and Pentium processors
1333/1066/800/533 Mhz Front Side Bus



So i figure they should work together pretty well with this mobo.
 
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#7
Xeons, although they may share the same architecture as their workstation brethren, often come from a production run with slightly more demanding QC, since clients building servers often require the most stable of hardware. The difference is usually minor, and undetectable to most users, face it, most processors are pretty fair quality, and stable. If you have the opportunity to get a Xeon than go for it.
 

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#8
WHERE ARE YOU TRT =_=
this guy had like 10 diff xeons in the past 4 months or so
 

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#9
xeon ftw.