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Best Motherboard and CPU for 8 cores?

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August 2, 2010 10:18:11 AM

Hi guys

I need to find a Motherboard that could run 2 Intel 980X's and 16Gb of RAM (will be running Windows 7 64bit). Could anyone suggest a really good board? My budget is £5000

Thanks

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August 2, 2010 10:25:18 AM

flakcannon714 said:
Hi guys

I need to find a Motherboard that could run 2 Intel 980X's and 16Gb of RAM (will be running Windows 7 64bit). Could anyone suggest a really good board? My budget is £5000

Thanks


There isn't one, because the 980X's can't communicate with each other. Intel cut the links, in order to force you to buy an Xeon instead. You would be looking at two Xeon X5680's to get the same speed, at $1730 each. And it wouldn't be eight cores, it would be twelve.
August 2, 2010 10:35:54 AM

Thanks Crashman.

I'm using this PC for simulation software that cannot utilise the GPU. Would AMD be better for this? or the Xeon's?

Thanks for the quick reply :) 
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