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http://www.cpu-world.com//news_2011/..._revealed.html

As someone that is after two of the new server line Opteron Bulldozers CPUs rather than the desktop FX versions, I'd love to see how many other people around here are also waiting for them for their home server builds.

I have already ordered my 32GB ECC/Registered ram (4x8GB Kingston 1333MHz dimms), and plan to get the Supermicro H8DCL-6F ATX board with LSI Raid as the basis of my build.

I'm going to try ESX 5i as a host OS, with a primary VM that controls an ATI 6570 PCIe graphics card, keyboard and mouse via VMdirectport features. Allowing me to use the server as a workstation also. If that doesn't work I'll fall back to Windows 2008 R2 as the host OS, and use Hyper-V/Workstation v9 as the virtualisation engines.

Got all sorts of questions on the use of SSDs under ESX, obviously no trim support, and after reading articles on what garbage collection actually does, it just raises more questions. But its gonna be fun trying it all out.

Just need to know the price and availability on two 4280s now (doubting its going to be the same day as the desktop releases).
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http://www.cpu-world.com//news_2011/..._revealed.html

As someone that is after two of the new server line Opteron Bulldozers CPUs rather than the desktop FX versions, I'd love to see how many other people around here are also waiting for them for their home server builds.

I have already ordered my 32GB ECC/Registered ram (4x8GB Kingston 1333MHz dimms), and plan to get the Supermicro H8DCL-6F ATX board with LSI Raid as the basis of my build.

I'm going to try ESX 5i as a host OS, with a primary VM that controls an ATI 6570 PCIe graphics card, keyboard and mouse via VMdirectport features. Allowing me to use the server as a workstation also. If that doesn't work I'll fall back to Windows 2008 R2 as the host OS, and use Hyper-V/Workstation v9 as the virtualisation engines.

Got all sorts of questions on the use of SSDs under ESX, obviously no trim support, and after reading articles on what garbage collection actually does, it just raises more questions. But its gonna be fun trying it all out.

Just need to know the price and availability on two 4280s now (doubting its going to be the same day as the desktop releases).
What socket are those? C32 or G34? Edit: Just looked it up, C32. I was thinking of doing the same thing but I bought a Llano APU and mobo for my WHS rig.
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BULLDOZER!!!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
8120FX Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 2ea MSI r9-270x 16gb G-Skill Snipers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 3x1tb greens, 1x1tb black Adata S599 120gb LG DVDR/RW, LG Blueray CM V8 Win7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG2762D Microsoft Antec TPN-750 CM HAF 932 
MouseMouse Pad
Microsoft X5 Generic 
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