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I've been looking into building a 2p or 4p rig for a workstation and FaH during it's off time.

I found: http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/520537945/Sell_Professional_Intel_I7_3960X_CPU.html at first, but it requires you to buy 50 of them at once, direct from China. http://www.alibaba.com/CPUs_pid708042 is a great website to behold though!

I then found http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/455974157/intel_xeon_cpu.html?s=p and like the look of the Xeon X5690 for a dual 1366 rig on-the-cheap. I haven't contacted them for pricing yet, but I thought I should share my find for a new source.

Also, I have a couple questions for you all.

1) If I were to buy a 4P motherboard, I know I can run it with1P, 2P or fully populated at 4P, but could I run it at 3P and just build it one CPU at a time?
2) If I were to find some of the socket 771 16 thread CPUs would they be worth folding with?
3) Do I have to run Windows Server to do Windows on a multi-cpu rig, or does Win 7 Pro/Ultimate work too?
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I found out that site yesterday too, but it seems they are "wholesale" ... price is not really cheap biggrin.gif
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1.) I think most 4p mobos support 1 to 4 P's.
2.)
3.) Why not skip the whole windows part and go with a linux distro directly?


4.) Oh man, The Swedish fish idea was awesome, too bad we don't actually have Swedish Fish here in Sweden. rolleyes.gif
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I would be scared to order stuff from there. Anyone else remember the Newegg fake i7 fiasco?
    
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Originally Posted by Buckwheet View Post

I would be scared to order stuff from there. Anyone else remember the Newegg fake i7 fiasco?

Eh as long as you order it with a credit card or better yet paypal you should be fine. As long as it is a serious complaint you should get your money back.
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Originally Posted by Buckwheet View Post

I would be scared to order stuff from there. Anyone else remember the Newegg fake i7 fiasco?
Quote:
Originally Posted by sbinh View Post

I found out that site yesterday too, but it seems they are "wholesale" ... price is not really cheap biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Jeppzer View Post

1.) I think most 4p mobos support 1 to 4 P's.
2.)
3.) Why not skip the whole windows part and go with a linux distro directly?
4.) Oh man, The Swedish fish idea was awesome, too bad we don't actually have Swedish Fish here in Sweden. rolleyes.gif
I've just never seen a 3P setup in a 4P rig. I don't know why it wouldn't work, but I do know server boards can have some weird quirks so I thought I should ask. I have to use Windows for drafting software and other things. I'd be folding in a VM for simplicity's sake while running Windows as my host OS. This will be a work computer, that happens to fold.

And I'm glad you like my Swedish Fish Theory - but you don't have them in SWEDEN?!?!?! ***, Sweden?!?!?! But seriously though, it works with any form of free candy biggrin.gif
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I would be scared to order stuff from there. Anyone else remember the Newegg fake i7 fiasco?
Ali Baba has good customer service on it just like NewEgg does. I've ordered other things from them in bulk (its usually the shipping that seems rediculous), I just never thought to look on there for computer parts.
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And I'm glad you like my Swedish Fish Theory - but you don't have them in SWEDEN?!?!?! ***, Sweden?!?!?! But seriously though, it works with any form of free candy biggrin.gif

Quote:
the Swedish Fish consumed in North America are made in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, by the Cadbury Adams Company

But we do have lots of varieties of vinegums, and similiar fish candy, but less colourfull and with diffrent taste,
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The North American variety of Swedish Fish can be found at Swedish IKEA stores under the original name.


As usual, we have to go to IKEA to get things... rolleyes.gif
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