Hey guys, hopefully you can help me out with deciding. I have the choice of two computers. One will have Dual Xeons but not sure which ones. The other would be a single Core 2 Duo. Ram isn't really a problem. I know I could put a lot more in with the Xeons because of the motherboard. Harddrives are going to be the same. I will use it for streaming HD movies, maybe playing a few games but thats what my xbox 360 is for mostly. It will be used to convert files, download torrents and other things like that. Now I don't keep up with CPU's much thats why I am asking you. The Xeons are probably only a year or two old but top of line when purchased. The core 2 duos would probably be around a 3.0-3.2 ghz speed.
Oh and I will be getting this for free from my work since we have about 100 servers stacked up in the back. And I do know that the Xeon server was about $6k when they bought it a year or so ago. Wish I wasn't so lazy and would go out and hook it up to a console.