Originally Posted by Dracc
I may have found my grail! The thread, http://forums.2cpu.com/showthread.php?t=77396
, on the 2cpu site should have all the answers to questions/prayers. It seems they are OCing on this board, and there are bunch of people that have comparable systems and know what they are talking about, so that is going to prove invaluable. It is a niche community, but it is exactly the niche I needed. Expect to see some progress on tweaks on OC from here on out!
Thanks for the thread and link. I have had a hard time finding Dual Quad Core Opteron build information as all the guys over at Anandtech are gamers and Intel junkies.
I will be using my system for 3D Modeling, rendering/animation, FEA, and CFD analyses.
The analysis programs can take full advantage of the multiple processor/cores and require huge amounts of memory. I was thinking of going with Intel but after finding out the only SLI capable Mobo was the Skulltrail and limited to 8GB of RAM, the TYAN board seems like a winner especially since I already purchased 2 nVidia QUADRO 3700s.
Tell me what you think of my build plans. They may change after I read through the link you provided but I am currently looking at:
Processor: (2x) 2358SE or 2360SE (May change my mind if other processor OC well)
Mobo: TYAN S2915WA2NRF
RAM: 16GB- unsure of brand but may just copy you. Also not sure if I want to go 4x4GB or 8x2GB
Graphics Cards: (2x) nVida QUADRO FX 3700
PSU: Undecided, suggestions?
Case: Undecided, but your choice looks intersting. How is the craftsmanship? I definitely don't want to sit next to a leaf blower and the large fans look like they will help.
This Mobo requires registered memory, right? I can't get on the TYAN website right now to see what they recommend. If thats the case, looks like I can only go up to 16GB with 2GB sticks since that is all that is available Edited by enthdigry - 10/1/08 at 7:49pm