Bit of waste of money (1000 USD to be honest). The Core i7 39*0 series, while being the proper socket, lack the QPI (uses DMI instead) required for multi-chip operation. So you'd have one working properly and a very expensive paperweight (and that's ignoring the RAM that would be bought with the second 3970.
Actually Lynnfield, Gainsetown, Westermere and Beckton can all be overclocked; any of them that were designated "X..." and stuck in say an EVGA SR-2 (1366 board) usually had nice overclocks. The current generation of Xeons unfortunately have locked multipliers.
Either way would be a paperweight on a desktop version of Windows lol, ultimate supposedly has 2 cpu support but the scheduler is terrible. How many games were actually designed to utilize more than 2 cores? Now, how many games actually support 2 cpus?
I think money is flashier than a second CPU, should tape $100 bills on the inside lol.
Can you change the voltages? afaik you can't, maybe I'm wrong. If you can't change the voltages, you're not going to be getting nearly as much headroom as the Xeon should be able to support. The AMD special edition being released will be using top-notch silicon, base clock at 5Ghz
I played the NW beta, as Perfect World likes to spam beta keys in my inbox. idk, feels like your regular perfect world mmo, only with a different theme. I'd much rather play a more polished mmo such as gw2.
The Witcher was awesome, has the d&d/neverwinter setting without the cheezy accents. I played NW2 but never completely finished it, kept crashing >.<