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Dual 1366, USB 3.0, SATA 6 Gb/s????

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March 2, 2010 3:39:07 PM

So is there such a board out yet? I can find Dual i7 chip boards but they are not USB 3.0, and I can find USB 3.0 but they are not dual chip boards.

Any one have their eye on one?

tia

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March 2, 2010 9:40:50 PM

You'll have to wait until the next revision of server/workstation motherboards is released.

Edit: They are not dual i7 processor motherboards; they require dual Xeon 5500 series processors.
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March 3, 2010 1:43:27 AM

You are referring to the Intel D5400XS motherboard. Unless you are solely trying to get set up for heavy multithreading applications you will be wasting a lot of money on this type of setup.

Are you just gaming? If so, get an I7 and the top ATI video card and put the other 3000 you saved into your retirement account.

Otherwise, if you have a business that depends on this type of setup and are looking for near 0 downtime then go for it.


This is what you are looking for and I don't think a release date ( or very large price tag) has been released yet:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asus-nehalem-xeon-moth...
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March 3, 2010 1:58:41 AM

As I said before, it still stands true. You can't install an I7 processor and the processors that is compatible are still expensive.

I don't suggest you go this route but I don't fully know what your intentions of use is either. Explain that and I will give you my final opinion...

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March 3, 2010 3:43:20 AM

Perhaps this needs it's own thread. Have they invented an intel based mobo that offers a lot( 2 or more) PCIe lanes running optimally at 16x and runs USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps without bottlenecks? In particular, a 1366 (x58) based chipset? The P55 chipset doesn't seem to have much of a long life yet it's priced considerably cheaper incl CPU, Memory than the X58
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March 4, 2010 3:21:28 PM

englandr753 said:
As I said before, it still stands true. You can't install an I7 processor and the processors that is compatible are still expensive.

I don't suggest you go this route but I don't fully know what your intentions of use is either. Explain that and I will give you my final opinion...


I plan to use the system to injest video from a Sony EX1 HD camera using the SXS cards or SDI from the camera to a Decklink HD Extreme from Blackmagic, Write the video to a set of Raid 0 drives and send the output to Bluray.

I can do it now but the rendering and encoding on my Core 2 duo takes a day.
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March 7, 2010 2:30:58 AM

So what would you build englandr753?

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March 7, 2010 9:54:40 AM

Also if you need the extra cores the 980X is coming out this month
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March 7, 2010 10:42:14 AM

chemmanchuck said:
So what would you build englandr753?


I think unworldlyfriend just answered your question. It will be interesting to see the price tag on this chip. I would bet the 980X would beat out the setup you are thinking of doing in a lot of applications.

I would probably wait to see what the reviews are on this new chip (and the price tag) to see how it stacks up against what is out now. At this point, I am leaning toward the 980X due to compatibility reasons compared to the Xeon dual cpu setup but its actually possible to get set up with the dual xeon setup cheaper than the 980X. I am thinking the price tag on this one may exceed 1500.00. You could get both xeon chips and the dual cpu motherboard for about 1400.00.

This will be an interesting comparison...
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March 7, 2010 7:38:30 PM

englandr753 said:
I think unworldlyfriend just answered your question. It will be interesting to see the price tag on this chip. I would bet the 980X would beat out the setup you are thinking of doing in a lot of applications.

I would probably wait to see what the reviews are on this new chip (and the price tag) to see how it stacks up against what is out now. At this point, I am leaning toward the 980X due to compatibility reasons compared to the Xeon dual cpu setup but its actually possible to get set up with the dual xeon setup cheaper than the 980X. I am thinking the price tag on this one may exceed 1500.00. You could get both xeon chips and the dual cpu motherboard for about 1400.00.

This will be an interesting comparison...



Like this?

http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/136946/CPU_INTEL_SOCKET_136...(CORE_I7)/IntelBX80613I7980X.asp

http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,699873/Core-i7-980X-...

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March 7, 2010 8:34:12 PM

I would rather have a dual chip board with USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb but is there a dual chip board (USB 2.0) that will handle two i7 980X chips?
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March 8, 2010 1:52:17 AM

chemmanchuck said:
I would rather have a dual chip board with USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb but is there a dual chip board (USB 2.0) that will handle two i7 980X chips?


I don't think so. It appears they are geared to server cpus instead of the I7. How much money are you prepared to spend on this rig? I would expect it to be 2x 1500 for the cpu and another 400 to 1000 for the motherboard for that type of setup. The D5400XS was 1000 to 1500 for the longest time. Thats why I was so surprised to see that new 1366 socket setup for 309.00.


That link to your first review states the motherboard supports 3 way SLI or Quad Crossfire. Someone needs to explain to me how the Quad Crossfire works when there are 3 pci-ex slots.


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March 8, 2010 1:32:35 PM

So at this point I am contemplating a dual 55XX machine, probably can't afford (right now) more than X5550 chips.

But I am also looking at something like the ASUS P6X58D and one of the new Gulftown chips. I gain some by the 12 threads and the USB 3.0 and SATA 6.

Din't know yet...
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March 8, 2010 1:50:49 PM

Personally I think I would wait and see what the gulftown prices will be and go from there. Gulftown seems like a better route to go to me but the price will be a deciding factor...
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May 18, 2010 3:15:18 PM

So have put this together so far:

Zalman Z-machine liquid cooled case
Gigabyte X58-UD7 MB
6 gig OZC 1333 ram (3 soon to be 6 sticks and 12 gig)
i7-920 (soon to be 980x)
2 170gig raid0 drives (boot)
2 1T USB 2.0 storage drives
Sapphire 5750 1gig video (soon ATI 5970 in crossfire)
Samsung USB bluray burner
1280X1024 display (soon add 2560X1600)
Samsung 32C5000 1920X1080 monitor
Zalman silent 760w PS (will probably go to 1200w)
Windows 7 64


I want to change out the boot drives for a raid0 on the SATA 6Gb/s channel but am having an issue finding an affordable drive set to come up to speed of the SATA. Will probably have to go with 2 Crucial RealSSD C300 drives, but am open to suggestions. Just have to spend the money to upgrade each bit.

The machine runs great now! It will render 10 minutes of 1920X1080 MPG4 from the card of my EX1 to Blueray in about 15 minutes, without overclocking. I could probably overclock the 920 to 3.6 gHz and get 1-1.
All in all it was an easy and fun build.
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