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anyone know of a board that supports sli/crossfire? if not what board do you guys suggest im thinking dual cpu but will only populate one socket till i can afford a dual setup... i already found everythign i woudl need to liquid cool and will probably go with a silverstone rave due to its secc suport
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As far as I know you cant use 1 cpu in a dual socket mobo. Plus if you want the system as a gaming rig you are not going to see any performance gains, hell might even be a little worse cause of it being a server cpu. Not to mention you cant overclock the system unless your running a Supermicro mobo running linux they got in the folding section for 2P/4P folders.

And only 2P system you will find with CFX/SLI is in the form of EVGA SR2 and when they release the SRX for Sandybridge-E cpus but you still have to have both cpus to beable to have the system running at all.

Also find this board from Asus
 
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post #3 of 9
If you wanna make a server, sure. If you looking to game, this is a silly idea.
post #4 of 9
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as for the asus board yeah its nice but its xeon based we are looking for pure cores though i am considering a srx for my next "super build"
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and hey cross fire would just be bonus for us... and i didnt mean run a dual cpu board with only 1 cpu thats silly talk i meant use a single cpu board until we could afford a dual if it came to it sorry for the murky post.... i need more sleep..and i have a nice gaming rig right now (sig)
we need the cores for vms and rendering
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Why would you need SLI / Crossfire on a 2P setup? Especially one with 16 core Opterons?
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post #7 of 9
Ok a couple things.

1. You want an Extra Spicy Opteron
2. DO NOT get a 2011 rig. e5 xeons are absolutely terrible pieces of garbage.
3. You stole my idea for a unique gaming rig :[
4. You may want to some of us folders... we're definitely the most knowledgeable on OCN about g34 opterons. Getting on the folders IRC channel might be helpful tongue.gif
 
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

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Why would you need SLI / Crossfire on a 2P setup? Especially one with 16 core Opterons?

why not ...lol the sli/xfire would just be nice bonus features.. i mean the sr2s support crossfire/sli why shouldn't us amd guys get to have it ..we have to be fair now lol.. im just crazy is all i mean you talking to a guy who once put vent to an ac and mounted it to his laptop just to see what temps i would get... i do things for the why the hell not side of things...when i first heard about oil immersion i immediately poured a bowl of oil and chucked my cell phone into it...lol there is no need for a why
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1194718/unofficial-team-37726-folding-home-irc-channel-now-on-freenode/0_30

Get on the FAH irc. You'll find more people there that can answer your question then you can on here. thumb.gif
 
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