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Old 12-24-2008, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default dual i7 board

how can you tell if a motherboard supports dual cpu? is there one that supports dual i7 940's? I finally got my refund check in so I have 3k to put towards a workstation... I want to get the Radeon 4870 X2 and use i7 940's... but I have no idea where to go from there... can you get a board that supports dual, get a single cpu, then get a second later on and just put it in for the extra power? thanks again for all your help...

by the way... i want to be able to run dual screens as well...
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:52 PM   #2
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i dont think there are any dual socket i7 boards only because they're desktop CPU's. dual CPU boards are mainly for servers. if anyone is planning on making a dual CPU i7 it wont be for a while. if your really willing to spend all 3k i would suggest this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115201

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131352

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104068

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136260

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703009

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121294

now that is got to be thee most badass system of all time

and this come to about $1,998.94 so that leaves you with about a grand for monitors and a sweet case

i would definitely recommend these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001268

and this is a very nice clean case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112141

after those monitors and that case it comes to about $2,728.91. so that will leave you ~150$ for accessories like mouse and keyboard.

good luck
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
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you are a god...do i need two 4870's to run dual screen?
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Nope, one 4870 has two DVI connectors, so you can run dual monitors. But, if you put in a second 4870 to run in crossfire, you can only run 1 monitor I think.
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:58 PM   #5
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really? how the hell does that work out?
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Nope, one 4870 has two DVI connectors, so you can run dual monitors. But, if you put in a second 4870 to run in crossfire, you can only run 1 monitor I think.
No, then you can run up to 4.
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that setup is sick... im actually about to order it now... how many slots does the i7 have for ram though? can i get 4x2gb?
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You have to get triple channel RAM. It will be something like 3x1GB or 3x2GB.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:00 AM   #9
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so this wont fly huh?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134751

the 3x1gb does that mean its 3 gigs but 1 gb each stick? or is it 3gb on 1 stick? i want to get about 6-12gb total... how hell can i make that happen??? thanks again!
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i dont think there are any dual socket i7 boards only because they're desktop CPU's. dual CPU boards are mainly for servers.
what about the Skulltrail mobo?
is that server only?
i was under the impression that it was for the ultra serious hardcore gamers?
or just the wack jobs that have an over powered pc for no reason
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