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Hardware First Look: EVGA W555 dual-Xeon motherboard

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 27 Jan 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Guest-23315 Guest

    Now thats just silly...
     
  3. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    Overkill, yah, that the definition.
     
  4. TESCO-Zsömle

    TESCO-Zsömle New Member

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    Mankz: No...That's SICK!
     
  5. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    IT'S OVER 9000!
     
  6. Picarro

    Picarro New Member

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    *Salivate* *Drool* WANT :O
     
  7. mattbailey

    mattbailey New Member

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    They know their's a credit crunch on right? Looks like we'll have to sell a kidney to buy one and kit it out!
     
  8. MrGumby

    MrGumby CPC 464 User

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    Overkill? Not really

    It all depends on what the end user wants it for. Im sure video encoding will be stella on this machine. And as for folding enthusiasts this could be a great all in one system, allowing some folders to reduce the number of folding pcs and noise without harming their PPD.

    James I was curious when you reviewed the dual processer xeon system ages ago, wether or not you managed to overclock it? If not through the BIOS perhaps a windows based tool?

    Im quite sure too that if this thing overclocks well James will be first to get one up and folding.:D
     
  9. ImInTheZoneBaby

    ImInTheZoneBaby Bring it on sucka!

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    This is complete overkill.
    No doubt on the wallet, too.
     
  10. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    overkill for me but there may be a market (though good advertising).

    shame we cant have dual i7's I might have had a look if there was an upgrade path.
     
  11. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Basis for my dream PC right here..

    D:
     
  12. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Blimey, that is a serious motherboard.

    Although, given the current trend of GPUs getting longer, isn't it a bit silly to place the SATA connectors where they are?
     
  13. nissanskyrice

    nissanskyrice Terminally Lazy

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    With this board fully kitted with all the other bits you would have the biggest e-peen in the world!!!!
     
  14. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    My face just got melted off.
     
  15. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    think about it - this power will be mainstream in 5 years - so just wait and buy it from Currys built into a fridge...
     
  16. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    I should change my avatar to a grammar Nazi - sorry James.

    Still, this really is a folders dream. I'm very interested to see what the final product will have in store.
     
  17. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    All we need is a few people to get these and fill them with single-slot Nvidia cards and we can take first spot in the folding charts! come on guys, take one for the team!
     
  18. -VK-

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    What a monster, a cool colour scheme too!
     
  19. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    Unfortunately no, I've spent a long time playing with Windows apps and BIOS editors but haven't been able to overclock any of the current generation Xeon boards.

    However, recently, some Asus BIOS engineers have been in touch with me about this very subject, so there might be some good news on this front soon :)
     
  20. Dave Lister

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    Would love to see what sort of 3d mark score and folding score one of these would give when fully loaded with gpu's and ram. Would be a fun project for someone with a few million in the bank.
     
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