Originally Posted by MrLister
Can you give me an example please? (I tried looking up on google but it seems that going this way makes matching cpu, mobo and ram much harder). Would it be a big improvement over what i originally had in mind? ($4,000 is within the limits)
It also seems much more complicated to set up.
is an idea of what a dual socket 771 can do.
Our experience with Intel V8 platform made an unforgettable impression. The obtained benchmark results are so high that we do not hesitate to call it the todayâ€™s worldâ€™s fastest system for multi-threaded work. This desktop and workstation platform with two quad-core Xeon processors demonstrates unattainable performance in all SMP optimized applications.
motherboard $459, or another i5000x motherboard
2 - Quad Core Clovertown
processor, ranging from $763 to $1195.
4 GB FB-DIMM DDR2-667
Server memory $91.49 each
RAID Controller $759.99
6 x Raptor 150
RAID5 $169.99 each
PC Power and Cooling 1kW
This system is clearly going to be very pricey, however, it would have ridiculous HDD and processor performance. It would have plenty of graphics power (with 8800GTX) to run any game, it just won't be a graphics power house like a QX6700 + 680i + SLI 8800GTX will be. It is something to read about, think about, and do a lot of research on.