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V8 System
« on: February 21, 2008, 11:02:21 PM »
So I am thinking of building an Intel V8 system....Has anybody tried one out? I am thinking of using -
2 X Intel Quad-Core Xeon® Processor @ 3 Ghz
16 GB PC2-6400 DDR2 ECC FBDIMM CL5
Intel Server Board S5000PSL (SASR)

My concern is that this is pricey gear and when I look at the new Mac Pro system I get basicly the same gear as noted above except I get the case,DVD,HD,Video,keyboard and mouse for almost the same price (Mac Pro starts with 2 GB ram) as I would have to pay for just the CPUs and MB. In looking at the Mac Pro it seems like the deal of the year.
MacPro

What ever system I get will be running Windows only as I need the Windows apps. I am thinking of running the new Server 2008 with the desktop experience package on it just to let those CPU cores and Ram be fully used.
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Re: V8 System
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2008, 12:21:35 PM »
Placed my order yesterday for 2 of these bad boys......Looking forward to bench testing them.
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Re: V8 System
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2008, 01:21:44 PM »
Crap, do you know how many systems I'm going to have to run to keep ahead of you in folding now?

Did you go with the macs?

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Re: V8 System
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2008, 11:27:53 AM »
I'm not sure if you've played with macs before, but if you need a hand installing windows just give me a shout. (macs dont use a bios, they use intels new EFI instead, so you will have to install through bootcamp then make sure windows is set as the default boot OS)
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Re: V8 System
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2008, 01:36:14 PM »
You are safe from these guys folding for me....They are going to be used on my internal network (not connected to the internet). I have installed XP through Boot Camp before and it went very smoothly. Now I am looking for some info on running Server 2003 or even Server 2008 under Boot Camp.

Edit: Yes I went with the Mac Pro machines....after looking at the price I could not build the same gear for anywhere close to the same money.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2008, 01:37:56 PM by VE6JHC »
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Re: V8 System
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008, 09:20:22 PM »
I got the call....my V8 system is ready.
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Re: V8 System
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2008, 09:24:06 PM »
Bring it to LANtabulous this weekend!!!

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Re: V8 System
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2008, 09:27:24 PM »
I will be busy add my 16 GB Ram kit and the 4 1 TB Seagate Sata II drives.....now to decide what version of Windows to run.
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Re: V8 System
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2008, 09:39:38 PM »
If you still use Home Server, you'll be screwed with a 64-bit OS on this machine. . . talk to Nicao about that.

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Re: V8 System
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2008, 09:23:27 AM »
I have dumped the Home Server due to the data corruption issues that this OS has been having and Microsoft has not offered any patches in the 3 months that this issue has been discovered. What is the point of the Home Server product if not to store your data securely.... :tickedoff:

I would like to try Server 2008 but I have not ready anything about being able to run Boot Camp with it.
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