I've had the itch to build a new rig lately and this thread definitely has my attention. I have no experience with multi-proc systems so it sounds like a fun challenge
Couple of questions:
How would the 6234 or 6238 perform? Using only Newegg as a reference they are both less than half the cost of the 6174. I have no patience for watching auctions so retail new is the way to go for me and $1k+ is a definite turn-off.
What sort of PSU requirements am I looking at? Are we talking a server specific PSU or just the same type I've always bought? Also how much power? 500? 750?
Based on hoth17's pics I think I already know the answer but what sort of memory? Looks like some 4 x X kits of regular G.Skill to me. Would actual server memory (the buffered and ECC sort) be a justifiable purchase?
Thanks folks. Hopefully I'll make up my mind to do this soon.