Original post below, edited to put details at top:
So far I have the Tyan box from ebay for $635
4x Opteron 8376 $177
16x 1gig RAM $79
Box came with HS/FAN and a 320gig HDD. I plugged in CPUs and let er rip. Seller also sent a COA for Server 2008
Total for 16 core: $891
320w at 100% load
I have these extra parts for a second build, which will end up being the 16 core box when i order the 6 core CPU for the Tyan box above.
TYAN S4985G3NR Thunder n4250QE $100 PURCHASED
Need brackets for CPU FAN $80
Need 6 core Opty $120 each
Ill end up with 40 cores chomping for $1601. Going to sell the 16 core parts and keep the 24 when its all done and running.
Someone else can spend the cash on the G34 box, i went a slightly cheaper route to get started.
Ive researched two different setups, with lots of information from other forum members. I wanted to see how the $500 16 core box did compared to the 24 core box. I guess I volunteered myself for testing. Also, should we move this to the private forum? Should we be sharing our wealth of information with the enemy?
TYAN S4985G3NR Thunder n4250QE $100 PURCHASEDhttp://www.tyan.com/product_board_detail.aspx?pid=271http://www.ebay.com/itm/170768179580?ss
4 opteron 8376 $41 each +$13 s/hhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Opteron-837
RAM $64 8x 1gig stickshttp://www.ebay.com/itm/2GB-2-x-1024MB-
Second: $1125http://www.ebay.com/itm/180799947938?ss ... 1438.l2649
4x 8439 6 core 2.8's
Server 2008 R2 1 user
Seller will assemble everything and test before shipping to me. All i have to do is put the Server CD in and get it loaded. Should be folding within 2 hours of receiving : ) I will update the title when I have one up and running and will use this thread to post my PPD...watts...all the info i can. More then likely the 16 core box will get listed for sale once its loaded and operational. I just wanted it for comparison.
EDIT**This is why i fold : )