[BALU] Dualie deal at newegg and death of an obsession.

Mr. Panzer panzermkz at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 11 11:38:45 CDT 2007


hmm.  What is me to do.  I can get skt939 opteron's and I have the board.  
hmm dual core or dual proc?  workstation or server?   When is it going to 
rain money so that I can do both?



Panzer



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>From: Jim Vines <jgoodguy at charter.net>
>Reply-To: members at lists.bham-lug.org
>To: members at lists.bham-lug.org
>Subject: Re: [BALU] Dualie deal at newegg and death of an obsession.
>Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 11:21:38 -0500
>
>yea maybe like the http://tinyurl.com/25cgql for a C note.
>
>There are some sub $100 MBs for this baby.
>
>OHHHH the agony.
>
>Jim
>
>
>Thomas Stover wrote:
>>Well for obsession sake you might want to contemplate the L2 cache. Xeon 
>>still beats that. Opteron is really the Xeon competitor though. I love 
>>must say that I love my Athlon 64 X2 3800 home workstation.
>>
>>jim wrote:
>>
>>>AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2
>>>Processor - OEM
>>>$59.00 including shipping. 
>>>http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103036
>>>
>>>as comparison.
>>>A pair of used 1.8 zeons are $34 including shipping on ebay.  (3600
>>>total same as above athlon)
>>>http://tinyurl.com/38tslp
>>>
>>>I like old school, but when new stuff is less than $25 from old stuff
>>>and the hassle of finding a MB is much less and the total package of mb
>>>and procs might be the same, then old school may be the more
>>>expensive.    The other thing is that you need a case that can handle an
>>>extended ATX case for most xeon MBs.   (there are full ATXs out there,
>>>but rarer).   While, if you are a bit strange, you can put a X2 on a
>>>micro ATX.
>>>I have not shopped the intel side, because the deals that have passed my
>>>way have been AMDs.
>>>
>>>My current estimate for a dual 4400 xeon is $40 for the MB and $40 for
>>>the procs including shipping.   That is if you shop and are patient.  My 
>>>4400 MB and procs ran about that.   Real patient and lucky can shave
>>>$15-20 off of that.   Total $80.   And there were issues with heat sink
>>>mounts and back io plate(none)    The proc supports MMX, SSE, SSE2,
>>>Hyper-Threading.
>>>
>>>OTOH, Frys was selling AMD X2 4400s for $70 including shipping(OEM no
>>>fan) (05/24) and a nice retail MB for it was $50 from Newegg including
>>>shipping.  Total $120 for the new vs $80 for the old.   The proc
>>>supports MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, Enhanced 3DNow!, NX bit, AMD64 (AMD's
>>>x86-64 implementation), Cool'n'Quiet, AMD Virtualization.  IO plate and
>>>heat sink mounts included.
>>>The difference is $40 with a lot less hassles and risk.   Ebay stuff has
>>>no warrenty to speak of vs months to years for the new stuff.
>>>
>>>Needless to say, my xeon obsession is over.
>>>
>>>Please remember, I am a shopper and these deals pop up and disappear:   
>>>The best case for EBAY is about $55 for a dual 2.2 xeon if you are lucky
>>>and real patient.  The average case for the AMD is $115 for the proc and
>>>$50 for the MB.  Total $165 for both.  So you could in theory save $110,
>>>if you just went and bought vs best possible EBAY.
>>>
>>>
>>>Jim
>>>
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