Hi SuperCrazySniper, we've talked before...
Anyways, I'm have the same motherboard. The Tyan Thunder K8WE (S2895) non-SCSI. I know all the programs you are running as I have most of them. Anyways, you want to go with multiple CPUs with the option of Dual Core later, you have that part done well. Opterons won't let you down. I do have some questions though as to your setup.
1) Why gimp SLI capabilities by going with an ATI card? If ATI comes up with SLI anytime soon, the Tyan mobo is of the NVidia chipset (2200pro + 2050 core logic) so it won't support ATI version SLI. You can still use 2 ATI PCIE cards for your multi-monitor setup, but... You can't use SLI to boots game performance. If your going to have a workstation board with all the nice bells and whistles... why not pull a few strings to have it help you with better gaming experience? I would go with a 6800GT for now (if you don't need 4 monitors yet) and plan to upgrade when you're ready?
2) Why only 2GB RAM? I understand that 512MB sticks are faster, but Opterons aren't as sensitive to timings as Intels are. I guess you're trying save money... IMO for those RAM hungry applications you're running, the more RAM the better. I'm getting Corsair TWINXRE-3200 (3-3-3-8-1 timings) modules, 2 sets. Total is $742 from Monarch. You would have the option to upgrade to 8GB when you find 4GB doesn't do you.
3) If you plan on going dual-core in 1-1.5 yrs, you could save a few bucks by going with 244s. There is a guy on EBay selling for $340 and $360 for a pair. He is level, I bought 3 sets from him.
4) Good case for the price. That wind tunnel thing is aligned with where the CPUs will go. I personally went for the Lian Li PC-V1200. About $100 more though, so may not be worth it to you.
5) I'm not certain that PSU will work... The Tyan needs SSI (24 + 8 + 6). I think you try it... Whatever you do DON'T PLUG THE PCIE 6PIN INTO THE 6PIN ON THE MOBO, as this will fry your $500+ mobo investment. You can try to run the mobo just using the 24pin connector, it may work, esp if you power the GPU directly from the PSU. If the system won't boot, I would get the cable adapter. I got the 650W SilverStone SST-ST65ZF
. That one will work.
And about your comment:
Note: I still do not understand how this system is so awesome and is twice as powerful as other system that cost twice as much!
I don't know if you're refering to single CPU computers or what. I'm assuming you are. Your system will blow those desktop solutions out of the water because all your programs you run (besides gaming, high-end desktop SLI rigs will laugh at the 244s or 246s unless you overclock them to all hell) are multi-threaded. Rendering benefits the most from multi-cpu environments as they are very thread-aware and efficient. It will only get better when you decide to get dual-core (You gaming might take yet another hit if the core speed is lower and until games switch to multi-threads)
Anyways, I hope I helped answer questions. I may have created more questions though.