Originally Posted by Spacedinvader
Wait, what? subbed!
edit: your rig called e-peen just got e-pwn'd
~giggle~ right? I bought the board, xeon, and RAM from an OCN'r a few years ago and ran Ubuntu as my desktop for-ever. I ended up with a hill-billy water system on it and it folded bigadv's in linux for over a year at 3.9 or 4 GHz. One day, it started acting up, so it got turned off and put in a box.
That's when I bought the Gateway prebuilt DX4860 with the "fridge's" i7-2600 in it, which was my linux desktop from then until once again, my growing CAD needs brought me back here for moar. Every year or two, I look around the net for servers and technology and finally, 8 and 12 core opterons are $100~200 on eBay... I spent all day yesterday reading, googling, and browsing eBay. The 6174 was the only opteron where 4 were available at that price at one moment. So I dids it.
So.... if anyone has a 4p mo-board for sale, lemme know. I won't have the $600 for a new one until late June. That big a hit can't fly under the radar with my peeps at work. Oh and like 16 sticks of G.Skill 2G RAM, and a power supply capable of delivering 650W, too...? I've got a 750W PSU but it is only good to 550 Watts
I do have a spare unused 32G SSD already, so like that's a great start to the build, the single cheapest part.