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Again... what is the difference of this and the dual-socket server motherboards that came out over 6 months ago?
it's just marketed toward gamers. no real difference.
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Mobo doesn't have all solid caps, so I do not want
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Mobo doesn't have all solid caps, so I do not want
That's the only reason why? Ahh... solid caps don't help that much, you do realize that?
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I agree. Everybody give 5 bucks to taeric, then he can fold with it.


Back on topic. That is just.....insane
Lol imagine if we got all 40,000 Members (even though only 2,000 or so are active) to give $1. Hahah we could pwn the folding!
    
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I'd think cost versus efficiency would be the major reason. Xeon chips run expensive-as-all-get-back and you also have to shell out for the proper ram; desktop memory doesn't work, right?

An Eight Core custom build could easily run up into the mid three-thousands, and there isn't any native quad to really commit to the "Octo-Core" badge. The performance seems more like six cores as opposed to eight.

Bleh. Really, a Core 2 Dual Socket Motherboard would house-wreck I bet.
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I was thinkin', since my Quad is sealed up in a box and ready to go out to CyberDruid, I would move to an Octo-Core workstation build but I just don't want to go Xeon chips.

I wish someone would introduce a dual Core 2 Socket board. =\\
Check those benches though!

Tempting man ...
    
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I'd think cost versus efficiency would be the major reason. Xeon chips run expensive-as-all-get-back and you also have to shell out for the proper ram; desktop memory doesn't work, right?

An Eight Core custom build could easily run up into the mid three-thousands, and there isn't any native quad to really commit to the "Octo-Core" badge. The performance seems more like six cores as opposed to eight.

Bleh. Really, a Core 2 Dual Socket Motherboard would house-wreck I bet.
Mid $3000's ... had I that change laying around, I'd certainly spend it.

The funny thing is, by yesterday's standards (oh, 7 years ago or so ... that's really not too bad)

I just happen to be typing this post on a workstation I dropped 8000.00 on back in late 1999; it's now my Dad's email machine.



8 grand in 1999: Dell Precision Workstation, Dual Xeon, 500meg of RAM, 4 disk SCSI LVD RAID 0; + Dell's wonderful customer support.

I got so ganked it's not even funny ...

    
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Wonder how fast it can SMP fold?
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OCN should invest in one and fold on it!
One X1900XT folds faster than that would.
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Mid $3000's ... had I that change laying around, I'd certainly spend it.

The funny thing is, by yesterday's standards (oh, 7 years ago or so ... that's really not too bad)

I just happen to be typing this post on a workstation I dropped 8000.00 on back in late 1999; it's now my Dad's email machine.



8 grand in 1999: Dell Precision Workstation, Dual Xeon, 500meg of RAM, 4 disk SCSI LVD RAID 0; + Dell's wonderful customer support.

I got so ganked it's not even funny ...

The mid 3000's is like a super low build. Talking 1.6ghz Quads and 2 gigs of ram. LoL

I just can't justify a workstation when I know Desktop power has come so far. I suppose if anyone were to release a dual-socket motherboard for Core 2's, then it'd be a workstation yeah?
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