Originally Posted by slaWter
That's what I mean. If you can't overclock, like on normal dual socket boards, you have to invest a lot more for the CPUs. So for a company that wants to save a bit cash, the SR-2 is a nice budget option.
btw, I'm not sure where you're shopping but all the prices you mentioned seemed a bit high. Even in Switzerland, where hardware prices are always higher than in the US, that stuff is cheaper
True, at the company level, the money involved is a relative thing, but this is my own personal system for my own personal use, so 1200$ for another 500Mhz overclock isn't exactly a great deal here...
I might still pick up a pair of X5690's once they get a lot cheaper after socket 2011 systems are released for that little extra kick, but not at their current prices.....2200$ of my own personal money for a pair of CPU's is plenty, thank you very much...