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Hey guys. I am hoping to get into the whole folding scene soon, and I want to plan a rig for it. One of the ultimate, yet (relatively) affordable options that I have seen is using Quad AMD G34 processors. However, I am having a hard time finding a board like that. I want to use the Opteron 6200 series, and all the boards I find only support 6100 series. Please help me out with some suggestions.

Also, are there any *Good looking* dual socket G34 boards out there? I would like to build one in a windowed case, but green pcb's aren't very ideal for that.

Also, are Opteron's overclockable? Because I would love that!
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Is there a specific reason that you want to use 6200 series chips instead of 6100? The 6100 chips are usually preferable for folding. Have you seen the 2P/4P guide HERE? Lots of good information in there, including chip selection.

As far as "good looking" 2P board go I personally think the ASUS board looks the best although it still has green pcb. It will support the 6200 series also. EDIT: just realized there is a discrepancy between the thread title "Quad Socket" and your question about a "dual socket". Not sure which you are really looking for. The quad sockets are all pretty bland since you should stick with Supermicro.

And yes some Opterons are overclockable with a custom bios if you have a Supermicro board. I have my 6128s overclocked to 2.4Ghz from the stock 2.0Ghz.
Edited by shelter - 9/4/12 at 1:01pm
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  1. Go with the 6100 series for folding.
  2. 2P boards, there really aren't much options, get a 4P board and start yourself off with two chips. Leaving two sockets open for upgrades.
  3. Opterons are OCable, but only on SuperMicro 4P boards.


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Is there a specific reason that you want to use 6200 series chips instead of 6100? The 6100 chips are usually preferable for folding. Have you seen the 2P/4P guide HERE? Lots of good information in there, including chip selection.
As far as "good looking" 2P board go I personally think the ASUS board looks the best although it still has green pcb. It will support the 6200 series also. EDIT: just realized there is a discrepancy between the thread title "Quad Socket" and your question about a "dual socket". Not sure which you are really looking for. The quad sockets are all pretty bland since you should stick with Supermicro.
And yes some Opterons are overclockable with a custom bios if you have a Supermicro board. I have my 6128s overclocked to 2.4Ghz from the stock 2.0Ghz.
I'm thinking about either a 2 or 4 processor machine... maybe both... Also, that means the Asus board is not overclockable, at all?
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  1. Go with the 6100 series for folding.
  2. 2P boards, there really aren't much options, get a 4P board and start yourself off with two chips. Leaving two sockets open for upgrades.
  3. Opterons are OCable, but only on SuperMicro 4P boards.
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Seeing as you're on the folding team, I guess you know best. I just thought that the 16 cores were better for folding.
Alrighty then. Please provide a name of a Supermicro board... Their website layout confuses me.
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Check the guide link Shelter posted, it's also in my sig smile.gif has a list of everything you'll need. smile.gif
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Check the guide link Shelter posted, it's also in my sig smile.gif has a list of everything you'll need. smile.gif
Where did you buy your supermicro board? I can't find the darn things for sale anywhere.
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Wiredzone is best.

Cheapest prices around and ship pretty quickly as well. I received mine in 2 or 3 business days.
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Wiredzone is best.
Cheapest prices around and ship pretty quickly as well. I received mine in 2 or 3 business days.
And I thought spending $400 on my RIVE was a lot.... It might be a little while until I start folding. But I should be able to start something soon... I'm gonna sell my old rig (sig rig) when I build my new LGA 2011 rig.
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Sounds good thumb.gif

If you have any questions feel free to PM me anytime.
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You could always just buy G3RG's 4P wink.gif
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