I'm looking at maybe buying the S2895UA2NRF version of the below motherboard:http://tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8we.html
Here are the complete specs:http://tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8we_spec.html
I'm going to buy the board now, run 1 Opteron and 1 low end PCI-E card with a 73.4GB Maxtor Atlas 15K U320 SCSI drive. Also I'll be running the Corsair "TWINX2048RE-3200", 2GB Kit REG ECC (2x1GB) for now.
My plans are to eventually install 2 dual-core Opterons about this time next year and then a couple years from now when nVidia releases the NV50E with Shader Model 4.0 and full support for Avalon and all of the other DirectX 10/Next features for Windows Longhorn, to buy 2 of those to run in SLI mode under Longhorn Server x64. OK, kinda got ahead of myself....
Anyway, for now what is the lowest-end opteron processor this motherboard will support just to save some $$$ right now? I'm guessing the 140 right?
AMD Phenom II X4 955BE AM3 (Multi email@example.comMHz) - 965BE On order!
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