[Tfug] OT - hardware search

Zack Williams zdwzdw at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 21:50:52 MST 2010

> I’m in the process of selecting components for a high end workstation. Does
> anyone know of a motherboard that will support a dual processor i7-980x
> configuration with 6GB SATA?

The i7 won't run with multiple sockets, IIRC.  You want the
workstation equivalent, the Xeon 56xx series. Be prepared for sticker

Intel doesn't support 6Gb/s SATA or USB3 in it's chipsets yet (both
are too new), so you'll be looking at either a 3rd party card or
onboard 3rd party chipset for either.

- Zack

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