hello, i am currently in college in joplin mo and i have to build a new computer from scratch for a rich old man. there is no price limit and i was wanderin if anyone had any suggestions on a god dual core mother board. u canm respond to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. any help would e greatly appreciated. Thanx ~ D
How about this as a base?
VERY nice Dual Opty
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Thanks man, that's a very good point you came up with
I was thinking also, what the hell is a dual core motherboard????Yeah, I don't have a clue! :P Well, your sig did look good...it is gone now.
for some reason, it is back! :?:
It IS a K8WE it is the Thunder K8WE (S2895) not to be confused with the Tiger K8WE (S2877)
The Thunder K8WE (S2895) is better since it has 2 fully functional full speed 16x PCI-Express slots for SLI while the S2877 only has 1 x 16x and 1 x 4x.
The only drawback is the S2895 requires a case that can handle EATX 12x13 while the S2877 is an ATX 12x10 board.
Both require an EPS12 PSU 24pin ATX + 8pin (NOT ATX V2.0 with 24pin + 4pin)
In non-tech speak, a "dual-core motherboard" is any socket 939 or 940 motherboard than can accept a dual-core processor.
In other words, any newer socket 939 motherboard rated for Athlon 64 FX processors should also work well with the X2 cpus, but may need a bios update.
Anyway, I think that's what he meant.
whiteboy_vatcol, I've been very happy with MSI, but lots of folks here prefer ASUS, DFI or Gigabyte.
actually EATX cases arent that hard to find. especially for a rich old guy with no price limit.
I have a K8WE board in one of these:
For the computer I would go:
ThermalTake TaiChi case w/Water cooling
- ASUS A8R - MVP
- FX - 60 (May as well take the high end chip if money is no issue, otherwise I would have said an Opty 170 or better clocked to all high heaven.)
- 2 GB of OCZ or Corsair Ram
- Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
- ATI X1900 Crossfire Master Card
- ATI X1900XTX
- 2 X WD Raptor 150 GB's in RAID 0
- Seagate 7200.8 400GB
- LG "Superdrive" DVD RW (Silver if you can find it)
- LG DVDROM Drive (Once again silver if you can find it...)
- Depending how old he is and if he wants his tape collection encoded to his PC (http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/7a8d/)
- The conversion kit for the TaiChi Case to allow the water cooling to be applied to the Crossfire setup as well
- PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW
That's a good starting point, and that system will pretty much stomp any game/CAD/3D rendering operation into dust really fast.
I wish I could have that rig... (Including the tape deck cause I have way to many DJ mixtapes...)
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