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November 15, 2009 7:57:01 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Scientific computing.. No gaming.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: INtel Xeon

OVERCLOCKING: No

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: None

I am building a workstation for scientific computing (mostly next-generation sequence analyses), and would like some advice/opinoins about hardware compatability. A lot of research has gone into the configuration, but I have little experience in building computers, so hope that you guys can help me avoid problems. Thanks in advance!

-MOBO: ASUS Z8PE-D18(ASMB4-IKVM) Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5520 SSI EEB 3.61 Dual Intel Xeon 5500 series Server Motherboard As you can see, the board takes DDR3 1333, up to 144GB ECc RDIMM.

-RAM: Patriot Signature 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Server Memory Model PS312G13ER3K-E Triple channel DDR3 1333, RDIMM, ECC... Will end up with 24GB per socket of RAM.

-PS: ENERMAX REVOLUTION85+ ERV1050EWT 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V this has 2 +12V commecitons (8pin and 4+4pin) to power the 2CPU's. Is this enough power?

-CPU: Intel Xeon E5520 Nehalem 2.26GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 80W Quad-Core Server Processor Will get 2 of these..

Obviously have other stuff, but less concerned about compatibility issues there.

Does anybody see any huge issues, probems, incompatabilities with these parts??

Thanks!!

November 15, 2009 2:07:39 PM

Thanks Obsidian.. Am I incorrect to observe that those 2 PS dont have 2 8pin +12V connectors for the CPU's?

What do you think about the RAM- that is what I am most concerned about, I think..
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November 16, 2009 11:55:04 AM

anybody have an idea about RAM/MOBO compatibility??
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