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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813151070

Is there something wrong with this board?!? Why is it so cheap haha. i was planning to go with a Q6600 for my new server, but if i can get a dual socket AMD board for this cheap.. why not?!
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do it!
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Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813151070

Is there something wrong with this board?!? Why is it so cheap haha. i was planning to go with a Q6600 for my new server, but if i can get a dual socket AMD board for this cheap.. why not?!
Here's why not:

1. Final price not cheaper (registered memory).

2. Final system will be slower.

3. Virtually non existant overclocking.

4. Very little easily usable expansion.

5. It's an EATX board.

A lot of this won't matter for a server, but in the end you will still be paying the same or more for less.
Edited by Blameless - 2/19/09 at 12:32pm
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post #4 of 9
Looks ok, but why put the 16x slots so close to each other?
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Here's why not:

1. Final price not much cheaper.

2. Final system will be slower.

3. Virtually non existant overclocking.

4. Very little easily usable expansion.

5. It's an EATX board.
If you can live with the above limitations, go for it.
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But did you notice that the lowest priced socket F processor (AMD Opteron 2212 2.0ghz) is $179 on Newegg?
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post #7 of 9
Used opterons and registered can probably be had for less, but if you buy all new components, a system with the board will be significantly more expensive than a Q6600 setup.

As for the 16x slots (16x/8x electrical), they are so close because they dont need to be separated further. That board was never really intended to hold a video card (it has integrated video).

BTW, that top slot that looks sorta linke a PCI-E slot is actually a hypertransport connector.
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Huh...

Someone should make a rig out of this
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I realize it'll cost a bit more, but i'd get more out of it as well. i see some nicely priced second hand opterons around all the time as well as registered memory

Does anyone know how well 2 ~2.3ghz QC opterons would perform as compared to a single q6600 @ 3.0ghz?
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