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So my cousin just moved her business into an office and will now have enough rack space to rent me up to a 4U slot provided I allow her to use the server as network storage. I'd like to build up a unit to do folding and my budget is about 1500 for everything, including case and power supply, etc. She'll be providing me with 4 hard drives, so whatever case I pick has to have space for those - probably not likely to be a problem for a server case. I was thinking two 8-core Opterons, but is there a more efficient choice for this budget range? Any cases that are particularly popular for this kind of work? I think there is room in their server closet for a regular case if there are better options than a rackmount.

I'm not completely familiar with higher end folding but I heard bigadv gives more points as long as you can dedicate 16 cores to run it, so I guess that is my goal.

What kind of advice can you all give me?
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Check out the 2P/4P guide in my sig. A 4P 6128 option would be perfect smile.gif
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A 4P 6128 would definitely be a great choice, but you might find it costing closer to $1700 if you need to buy case and PSU...
You could definitely cut back a little bit by getting some different memory from what the guide lists, but would not have quite the same overclocking potential.
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You can get this memory if your not going to oc and save some money.

http://www.buy.com/prod/kingston-valueram-1gb-ddr3-sdram-1333mhz-240-pin-desktop-memory/207982708.html
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Originally Posted by k4m1k4z3 View Post

A 4P 6128 would definitely be a great choice, but you might find it costing closer to $1700 if you need to buy case and PSU...
You could definitely cut back a little bit by getting some different memory from what the guide lists, but would not have quite the same overclocking potential.

He could do it for $1500 if he got crafty wink.gif
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So can you fill me in on how server boards work with four processors: what plugs are on the board for a PSU? Just a 24-pin and an 8-pin? So I can use any PSU out there and it doesn't have to be a server PSU specifically?

Also I don't see those 6128s anywhere near 100$ on eBay. I don't really want to destroy their power bill either, so I kind of just want to stick with a two processor build. You said in the guide that the Interlagos chips suck down more power, but how do two 8-core Interlagos chips stack up against two 8-core Magny Cours?
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So can you fill me in on how server boards work with four processors: what plugs are on the board for a PSU? Just a 24-pin and an 8-pin? So I can use any PSU out there and it doesn't have to be a server PSU specifically?
Also I don't see those 6128s anywhere near 100$ on eBay. I don't really want to destroy their power bill either, so I kind of just want to stick with a two processor build. You said in the guide that the Interlagos chips suck down more power, but how do two 8-core Interlagos chips stack up against two 8-core Magny Cours?

24-pin, and two 8-pins on the m/b.
For the 6128s the seller have sold all of them, but you might be able to find a cheap ones if you try. thumb.gif
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24-pin, and two 8-pins on the m/b.
For the 6128s the seller have sold all of them, but you might be able to find a cheap ones if you try. thumb.gif

Only two 4p boards have two 8-pin, the SM H8QGi+-F and the TYAN S8812. All the rest have three 8-pin. The only problem with the TYAN is that you can't OC it unless you have ES chips.

I believe that all the 2p's have two 8-pin.
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Not like two or three 8 pins really matters. It's just a $6.99 adapter you'll need to buy.
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So if I am going for a two-processor build instead of four, two 6128s is still the way to go?
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