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ASUS Z8NA-D6 Intel Xeon 5500 Dual1366Socket

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Hello everyone,

Looking to build a whitebox server to put ESX-i on. I'm trying to do this "on the cheap" or with relatively low end hardware.

That aside, I am just seeking clarification. For example when I'm looking at the: ASUS Z8NA-D6 Intel Xeon 5500 Dual1366Socket

http://203.185.232.2/dbs/images/pic/13928.jpg

Processor is listed as 2 x socket 1366.

Does this mean I have to buy 2 socket 1366 processors, e.g. I'd need to buy 2 x Intel Core i7 950 Processor LGA1366 3.06GHz 8MB Cache CPU (see http://203.185.232.2/dbs/images/pic/11809.jpg for stats)
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You can't ya use two non xeon processors in a dual 1366 motherboard. You need to purchase two xeon 1366 processors. Any of the listed xeon processors here will work.
Edited by RAFFY - 3/5/11 at 6:10pm
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you need to use Xeon CPUs with dual QPI links
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i did not realize the processor i listed was non xeon...but It seems my understanding is correct that I would require 2 such processors.

Would anyone have any suggestions for cheapish/lower end motherboard that I could start building around ? I'm using http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/esx40_whitebox_HCL.php as a reference for what hardware will work for my ESX-i

edit...nevermind.......

Will a

Intel Core2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale 2.93GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80571E7500

or

Intel ATX E7500 CORE 2 DUO 2.93G 3MBCache 1066FSB LGA775

work with a

GIGABYTE P35-DS3R ??????
Edited by intransit - 3/5/11 at 6:43pm
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