(CPU Name MULTI CORE SYSTEMS) (BECNCHMARK SCORE HIGHER IS BETTER) RANK LOWER IS BETTER0 (CPU VALUE HIGHER IS BETTER) PRICE socket
[Quad CPU] AMD Opteron 6128 17629 7 16.95 $260 each NEW G34
[Dual CPU] AMD Opteron 6128 9376 45 18.03 same as above
[Quad CPU] AMD Opteron 8384 12931 20 NA $100 to $195 used F1207
[Dual CPU] AMD Opteron 8384 6814 75 NA same as above
[Quad CPU] AMD Opteron 8356 10725 35 NA $171 Ea used F1207
[Dual CPU] AMD Opteron 4180 9337 47 21.94 $425 Ea used C32
[Dual CPU] Intel Xeon E5450 9279 49 16.05 $200 Ea used LGA771
So my question is if you don't mind used cpu and maybe even used mobo, which mobo and cpu would you choose for the cpu you liked best from the list above?
If you have a link to your mobo choice for sale online that would be awsome!
Ocassionally someone gets ahold of some closeout boards. Computer geeks had one 1207 board with opteron cpu very cheap recently, but it was btx format. Btx cases are rare, but available new or used, especially some old dells. They have the ports on the opposite side of regular atx boards. If you find a closeout board cheap, get two of them. Having a spare board is a godsend if your main board fails. Boards are typically only manufactured for about 1-1.5 years, so a replacement may not be available. So get what you can afford; Intel boards will be easier to find later on.