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Forget Dual Quad Xeon! Get Quad QUAD Xeon :D
« on: May 09, 2008, 04:04:53 AM »
1x Quad cpu Supermicro X7QC3 board,  Price = $1200
http://www.supermicro.com/products [...] /X7QC3.cfm
 
4x Xeon X7350 quads (total 16 cores) , Price = 4x $3000 = $12000
http://www.intel.com/products/proc [...] +tab_specs
 
16x Crucial  4gb DDR2 sticks (64gb ram), Price = 16x $600 = $9600
http://www.crucial.com/store/parts [...] 51272AF53E
 
2x Quadro FX 5600, Price 2x $3000 = $6000
http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro_fx_5600_4600.html
 
Total = 1200 + 12000 + 9600 + 6000 = $28,800.00
+ some case , and psu(s) round it off at $30,000.00

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     ok spending 30k on a pc is just dumb

Buttt

Spending say 1000 on a motherboard that has hudge upgrade possablitiy     (190 odd GB of MEMORY  :o )

maybe 500 on powersupply   and 500 on case

and when waith 6 months for more money... u get another 500 get a cpu    then ram

THEN THE COMPUTER works

then in the next 2 years buy another 3 quad cores   more ram     a quadro       and bobs you uncle

Does anyone like this plan for world domination!


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Re: Forget Dual Quad Xeon! Get Quad QUAD Xeon :D
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2008, 08:26:08 PM »
yeah, but what kind of OS, apart from a company specific proprietry one, would even support that kind of hardware? It would be approaching the whole system requirements issue from the other end...


I have trouble running things like "Read Alert" on mine without the game running at lightning speed and I only have a dual core.
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Re: Forget Dual Quad Xeon! Get Quad QUAD Xeon :D
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2008, 08:28:03 PM »
I have trouble running things like "Read Alert" on mine without the game running at lightning speed and I only have a dual core.

If you're talking about the original Red Alert, I find that the emulator DOSbox usually helps against most speeding problems.
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Re: Forget Dual Quad Xeon! Get Quad QUAD Xeon :D
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2008, 05:53:16 PM »
well   for ram support

From Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/64bit.mspx

Memory specifications
All editions of Windows Vista 64-bit provide increased memory support beyond the standard 4 gigabytes (GB) available with 32-bit editions. Refer to the specific edition of Windows Vista 64-bit to determine maximum memory capacity.

 Windows Vista Edition 64-bit memory support 
 
  Home Basic
 8 GB
 
 Home Premium
 16 GB
 
 Ultimate
 128+ GB
 
 Business
 128+ GB
 
 Enterprise
 128+ GB

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im not sure on the system ability to run on standard os...    but ill try to find out :P


 
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