Summary: Put together a workstation with two processors. Searched around for cooling just to settle with Intel's own branded 2U fan and heatsink combo. Rock solid processor. Not big on excessive GHz and large swings on the CPU when the duty cycle runs high.
Pros: Intel brand. Documentation. Moderate TDP to keep the overall system energy efficient. I hate working next to a furnace.
Cons: Cost only likely to go down in the future. Standard thermal management solution would have been nice.