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    I'm planning on buying a new computer.

    Im going dual processor again ( i used to have one) and i havent decided between Xeons or Mps or Opterons(sp?).

    And regardless of which i do decided on i still need a nice motherboard to go with it.

    My local stores site has gone offline and that was my major source of imput, i could build and customize.

    But im looking for Suggestions feedback and any imput you may have

  • #2
    I dunno what models they have in particular, but I think most would agree, ASUS is a great Mobo. You can prolly choose one to match the processor of your choice at their site.

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    • #3
      I've heard alot of positive things about ASUS, i think ill also be looking at Tyan. as ive used their products before and had good success, unless someone cal tell me why not to.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Faranth
        I'm planning on buying a new computer.

        Im going dual processor again ( i used to have one) and i havent decided between Xeons or Mps or Opterons(sp?).

        And regardless of which i do decided on i still need a nice motherboard to go with it.

        My local stores site has gone offline and that was my major source of imput, i could build and customize.

        But im looking for Suggestions feedback and any imput you may have
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        • #5
          Asus and Tyan for MB's, are both good server choices,. I would say go dual Xeon's

          Problem is there limit to 533 FSB, you might want to wait a month or so..
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          • #6
            Well im not doing it right now, im looking at doing this over the next 3-6 months depending on my cash flow

            I know the MP serries used to toast the Xeons, but i havent heard anything about that recnetly, the last thing i read was about how the dual 1.2 MP's (which i used to have a set of) totaly destroyed dual 1.7 Xeons, but i do know that was awhile ago.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Faranth
              I'm planning on buying a new computer.

              Im going dual processor again ( i used to have one) and i havent decided between Xeons or Mps or Opterons(sp?).

              And regardless of which i do decided on i still need a nice motherboard to go with it.

              My local stores site has gone offline and that was my major source of imput, i could build and customize.

              But im looking for Suggestions feedback and any imput you may have
              If you are considering building a computer, I'd wait a little bit if I was you considering a dual Xeon motherboard based on the i875P (canterwood) chipset which supports next generation Xeons (800MHz FSB) is coming out soon. The site that had the article is down at the moment so I can't link to it yet.

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              • #8
                Please drop me the link once the site comes alive again

                Is there much of an advantage of going with SATA (serial ide) over what i just have now, which are 7200PRM IDE drives.

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                • #9
                  I'm a rabit ABIT fan. The IT7 series are amazing. I'd recommend any of those. (The mose expensive, the better!)
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Faranth
                    ...

                    Is there much of an advantage of going with SATA (serial ide) over what i just have now, which are 7200PRM IDE drives.
                    Only that SATA drives always run in serial mode because there can only be one device per channel. PATA (standard IDE drives) drives also run in serial mode when they are alone on a channel, but they switch to parallel mode when you add a second drive to the same channel. So SATA has no real advantage over a PATA drive that is alone on a channel.

                    But of course everything is switching to SATA, so if you want to keep up with the times then you should get SATA.

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                    • #11
                      You changed your name!

                      Well id rather not change over unless i see a major advantge, i already have 80gb (small now adays) between my two main drives.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Faranth
                        You changed your name!

                        Well id rather not change over unless i see a major advantge, i already have 80gb (small now adays) between my two main drives.
                        The WD Raptors are designed for speed and beat 10,000RPM and sometimes even 15,300RPM SCSI drives in benchmarks. You might want to look into them. I recently switched to the 36.7GB Raptor (benchmarks indicate 101Mbit/sec burst, 55Mbit/sec sustained) and my computer flies. From what I have seen in benchmarks, the 74GB Model (command queuing, FBR, faster access times, etc) can transfer 75Mbit/sec sustained and can be 50% faster than its predecessor in the benchmarks.

                        By the way, since I keep going on and on about benchmarks, here they are:

                        http://www.storagereview.com/article...WD740GD_1.html

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                        • #13
                          I want SCSI drives.

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                          • #14
                            The 74GB Raptor (has several improvements over the 36.7GB model) beats the best SCSI drives in most benchmarks and is cheaper. Not to mention many people are saying it is made out of SCSI parts. Why go with SCSI when you can get something cheaper and in most cases better?

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                            • #15
                              Because SCSI doesn't hit the CPU.

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