Ok, here's a question. I'm running my i7-3970x @ 4600mhz on all 6 cores. However, I know that the Xeon 2697 has 12 cores running at 2.7ghz (1 core I believe turbos to 3.5ghz) and will plug straight in my x79 board. However the multiplier is locked... for gaming, I'd expect that the 3970x is the better choice? The only way you could clock the Xeon is BLK upping which is hit and miss at the best of times... What you guys think? I'm so tempted to pick up the Xeon and just see how it reacts... or peole think it'll be a waste of time?