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so I may be building a amd server setup instead of getting bulldozer when it comes out


the thing is I do not know much about serves in this day and age
so I going to need help

I'll be using the rig for gaming and F@H
will be running win7 and Linux

ok
I like this cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819105266
but I do not know a lot about server setups and may have to get a different one

here are the ?

if I get a mobo that has two cpu sockets do I have to have a cpu in each socket to use the system ?
like can I have one cpu and one set of ram and still use it?

can amd sever systems overclock? (not that I'll need to)
are there and amd sever cpu's/mobo's that support 1600mhz ddr3 ram?

if not can I use the ram in my sigrig witch is 1600mzh in a mobo that dose not support it?
but at a lower speed
and how will the lower speed affect performance?
are there any mobo's/cpu's that are planed that will support ddr3 1600mhz?
Are SSI EEB 3.61 and EATX Interchangable?

I'll be using my gtx260 and gtx470 from my sig-rig
along with a pci sound blaster card and pci wifi card
so I will need to have have a mobo that has 2 pci-e 16x sockets
or 1 pcie 16x and one 8x pci-e socket
the gtx260 is just used for F@H and physx so a full 16x socket in not needed
I will also need a mobo with 2 pci sockets

I would prefer a signal socket atx mobo
if at all passable
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 2/28/11 at 3:54pm
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The cheapest board that suits your needs would be this Asus board. And the answer to all your questions on the RAM and CPU: Yes. You can run a single CPU in the board if you want, and the RAM will downclock to 1333MHz.

SSI EEB boards will sort of fit in an EATX case. 3 of the screw holes line up, so you'd have to drill your own. You can screw the board in without those screws, but it will be flimsy right under the CPU socket, so if you've got a heavy cooler, it may warp.
     
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The cheapest board that suits your needs would be this Asus board. And the answer to all your questions on the RAM and CPU: Yes. You can run a single CPU in the board if you want, and the RAM will downclock to 1333MHz.

SSI EEB boards will sort of fit in an EATX case. 3 of the screw holes line up, so you'd have to drill your own. You can screw the board in without those screws, but it will be flimsy right under the CPU socket, so if you've got a heavy cooler, it may warp.
well I'd like to use the same cooler that I have in my sig rig
that and I do not mind drilling holes

any way how much of a performance loss will there be with the ram at 1333mhz
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You do know its called a server, right?
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You do know its called a server, right?
spell check can get the best of me sometimes

thanks for telling me that
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Why would you build a server? If your unhappy with your PC, just get a different motherboard, its going to be better than running a server on ONE CPU and RAM kit.

Get an ASUS Crosshair IV or something. seriously, Servers are not what your looking for.

The only reason I'm saving for a server is because I am going to be running a few Dell School PC's off of it.
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seriously, Servers are not what your looking for.
how do you know that


any way looking at the ASUS Crosshair IV
no am3+
no way I get that now
If I get an new mobo it will be a server board or am3+
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well I'd like to use the same cooler that I have in my sig rig
that and I do not mind drilling holes

any way how much of a performance loss will there be with the ram at 1333mhz
It depends. What are your latencies? if you've got 1600MHz CL9, lowering it to 1333 CL7 has such a minute impact on performance you'll never see the difference unless you do video editing or something, and even then it won't be a very big drop.

As for the waterblock, is there a bracket out for this socket? Be sure to check.

You may want to look at this thread, he's doing pretty much the same thing as you (No watercooling though!)
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how do you know that


any way looking at the ASUS Crosshair IV
Because your going to run it on one CPU and said your going to game on it.

You probably thought "servers are powerful... I can pwn games on a server"

Only Server grade mobo (that I can think of right now) thats sick for games is the SR-2.
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Because your going to run it on one CPU.

You probably thought "servers are powerful... I can pwn games on a server"

Only Server grade mobo (that I can think of right now) thats sick for games is the SR-2.
I plan to use it as a server
and will get a second cpu down the road too
and I do not game that much if not at all

yes I will be gaming on it
yes it will be used as a server


right now I'm just getting info for my next build
it's not like I have to have the parts by tomorrow or any thing
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 2/28/11 at 2:36pm
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