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Originally Posted by B1GBUDWould anyone really spend £3,000 on 2 Xeon's for a gaming PC? you're gonna have to match that with an equally brutal quad SLI setup that would melt a wallet quicker than thermite through HMS Invincible!!
Originally Posted by IanWQuote:Originally Posted by B1GBUDWould anyone really spend £3,000 on 2 Xeon's for a gaming PC? you're gonna have to match that with an equally brutal quad SLI setup that would melt a wallet quicker than thermite through HMS Invincible!!
Why do I get the feeling you just described Coolmeister's current mod?
Originally Posted by g3n3tiXInteresting hardware, what about single processor performance ? In a "normal" motherboard ?
Might be (slightly) more accessible, to some.
Originally Posted by wuyanxume want!
are they used in the new Mac Pros??
if so, me want new Mac Pros! since they are built better with the removeable CPU/RAM tray
Originally Posted by bowmanThe memory results are seriously weird. They are _supposed_ to achieve much higher bandwidth than Opteron setups - are you sure there's nothing fishy about the setup?
Originally Posted by SplynncrythThere are not enough PCIe lanes for 4 2.0 x16 ports. It is theoretically possible to have 2 IOHs for a total of 4, but I don't think anyone has made a board like this.
Originally Posted by TurbotabCouldn't you just run dual GTX 295s?
their incredible performance in consumer applications and games means that Core i7 has become one of the must-have items of the last few months.
Intel's Core i7 might not excel in absolutely everything but it's the firm choice for both CPU-intensive games and future proofing.
Originally Posted by LizardYou could indeed, that's exactly what I'm planning on using for an upcoming feature on Folding@home :D
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