I was wondering if anyone was interested in starting a group buy for some of these motherboards.
should hopefully be able to get the seller down to $40 a piece for boards (maybe even lower) and if we buy in sufficiency quantity than the price for delivery of each one would be significantly lowered.
these are 4 socket opteron boards that take quad core barcelonas. there for they meet the requirements to do bigadv units. these will put out the same PPD as a GTX580 at lower cost and lower running costs . with processors,ram and power supply the total cost should come in at less than £200 and they use ~200w fully loaded with 8347HE opterons that cost ~£15 each. the cost for the bare board will be about ~£80inc vat.
you can read more about the boards here: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...-F-3000-series
In order to take part in this you must meat the following Requirements
- Be an Active Member of the Hexus Forums
- Have Folded At Least 1 unit For the Hexus Tema in the last 30 Days
- Have A hexus Trust Account
What is the warranty on these boards like?
These boards come with a 7 day DOA warranty from the supplier. There for I will test every board before it is sent out. I will then warranty the boards for 30 days.
Can these boards run windows ?
No, due to the ACPI implementation in the bios being geared towards Linux the references towards windows are incomplete, windows server cannot boot on the bare metal on these boards but it can run virtualized on a hypervisor like Citrix Xen Server(which is Linux at its core).
Where are these boards coming from?
Houston , Texas
How Will the Boards be distributed?
These boards will be distributed by me from within the UK, I will handle importation and testing when they arrive.
Is there a limit to how many I can buy ?
Within Reason, no
I need Processors and I am not sure what to buy?
This board Accepts Barcelona core quad core opteron processors with a stepping code of BA or B3. Avoid Chips with Stepping code B1 or B2 and “shanghai” core processors (Stepping code Cx). The chips with a B1 and B2 Stepping code will work but will lower performance due to the TLB bug fix (~20%)
What ram should I buy?
The Motherboards require ECC Registered Modules that are filled in pairs you do not need to fill every bank but doing so with matched modules will increase performance.
I don’t live in the uk can I still join in ?
Sure if you’re in Europe I will handle shipping as normal just with a small price increase. Otherwise I will make special arrangement to ship straight from the supplier.