I would like to find a motherboard.mainboard that will have two sockets for a pair of AMD 64 X2 6000+ to 6400+ processors that can handle RAID and SATA. It will also need to handle 8gb of RAM.. and run Windows Vista 64bit OEM. I have four 1 TB SATA drives.
My only other option is to get a dual chip board that will handle two Opteron chips.
This will be a printing, file and media server.. housing my MP3's, videos, documents, etc.
That would bring me to my next question. What's the fastest & newest Opteron?
Unless someone has another suggestion.. I just need a dual chip board.
Amd X2's are not capable to do such. You will have to get some type of Opteron setup.
Only Server boards and chips allow that to work.
The newest opteron I believe is the Shanghai quad chips and the ones below that would be the barcelona quads.
For dual you have opteron santa rosa, opteron Italy, and 3 different series ranging from 1000, 2000, and 8000..
I just realized that you will only be using this for home use correct for printing, file and media server?
If it is for home use and not Business related you can really get by with a regular Desktop setup. You would not have to buy server grade hardware.
You could even get by with a HIGHER END dual core pc, but I would suggest a quad core setup which would be 1 single cpu..
Edited by jrm20, 24 January 2009 - 09:47 PM.