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Twin Core i7 or Core i5 Motherboards.

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October 22, 2009 4:04:24 AM

Considering how Macs just got Core i7 or Core i5, I was wondering if PC motherboard makers were looking to come out with or have come out motherboard chipsets that supports TWO Core i7 or Two Core i5's. A twin Core i7 would probably blow a Mac clear out of the water. Would be cool if we had that. Maybe a dumb question, but I'd love to know. Thanks in advance for the answers.
October 22, 2009 4:06:37 AM

Yeah, they are called server boards, and you will only find dual processors in Mac Pro's which starts at the meager price of 2500 for 1 processor system.
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October 22, 2009 3:24:44 PM

Newegg has a couple of motherboards at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

You can't buy standard Core i7 processors though. You'll need the "Xeon" processors. You can find the Core i7 ones at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Avoid the 550X series as they don't have HyperThreading. If you are looking to build a gaming PC, these probably aren't a good idea (You are probably better off with a desktop core i7). Also make sure you get the right RAM for these. Be aware if you only buy a single processor that you can only fill half the RAM slots.

Make sure you do your homework (With Motherboard Factors, Power Supplies, Audio), or you will get burned.
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October 24, 2009 1:19:45 PM

Appreciate the advice from all. Thanks so much.
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