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    the biggest thing with those xeon workstations is you would get 16threads in total (Hyperthread enabled)
    a later i7 on paper is going to be quicker but you would have less cores, and depending on your work load that might make a difference

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    The main bonus is the second CPU giving you a whole extra bunch of cores, but also you'll be getting more cache per processor also. Not to mention more fans, more heatsinks, more awesomeness in general. I've been borrowing a Z800 for home gaming for a while now and ABSOLUTELY nothing slows it down

    I can do single Hex Core Systems for less also.

    It all depends on what you want

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    Not to mention more fans, more heatsinks, more awesomeness in general.
    Haha advertising at it's finest :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    I've been borrowing a Z800 for home gaming for a while now and ABSOLUTELY nothing slows it down
    long term borrow...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post
    long term borrow...?
    Until something better comes along

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    if i had one of those at work it would be great and also double up doing some number crunching overnight

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    Personally I wouldn't touch AMD you get what you pay for and I'd rather spend a little more and get an equivalent Intel Chip.
    For me the FX series chips are brilliant for the cost. Intel equivalents generally have more technology in them to make them better, but cost more because of that.

    I'm not trying to start a flame war, it's all personal prefference, but don't discount AMD as IME they are very reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sephiroth View Post
    For me the FX series chips are brilliant for the cost. Intel equivalents generally have more technology in them to make them better, but cost more because of that.

    I'm not trying to start a flame war, it's all personal prefference, but don't discount AMD as IME they are very reliable.
    I would argue the case they're reliable against their competition who is Intel! They tend to get a lot hotter and generally have more issues than Intel chips! AMD are fine if you're on a budget but if the school's buying it Intel all the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    The main bonus is the second CPU giving you a whole extra bunch of cores, but also you'll be getting more cache per processor also. Not to mention more fans, more heatsinks, more awesomeness in general. I've been borrowing a Z800 for home gaming for a while now and ABSOLUTELY nothing slows it down

    I can do single Hex Core Systems for less also.

    It all depends on what you want
    Can I long term borrow one ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Can I long term borrow one ??
    For £690 you can

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    For £690 you can
    £6.90 ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    £6.90 ??
    Funny guy

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    Never mind as a workstation! That beast has better specs than our server!

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