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Old 30th November 2006, 09:52   #1
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Default AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 & Quad FX Platform

AMD's much hyped "4X4" system today brings dual socket Athlon 64 FX processors to the desktop allowing two dual-core AMD processors to be used. This in effect gives us a quad-core system and paves the way for a true octo-core desktop platform next year.

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==
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Old 30th November 2006, 10:30   #2
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that's a unholy load and idle power consumption of 500 and 400 Watts
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I was curious about the power thing, and it didn't disappoint

That big and expensive 1.1kW PSU will serve its need at last

OMFG, I can't believe they're actually daring to sell this
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Old 30th November 2006, 13:30   #4
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friggin hell!
what a motherload!
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Old 30th November 2006, 23:39   #5
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Quote from Anand lol :

AMD hopes to sell more Quad FX processors than any FX processor in the past, which to us means that either AMD sees much more opportunity in this platform than we do, or that the previous FX processors simply didn't sell very well. Either way you slice it, there's only one AMD CPU we're really interested in and we won't get it until the middle of next year. Luckily for AMD, Intel doesn't appear to be doing anything huge between now and then either, so it looks like the CPU wars will cool down for a while after a heated few months.
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12 SATA II ports and 20 USB ports, anyone?

Good grief, I use maybe 4 USB ports at the most... lol

Have to give credit to Anandtech for catching that little latency issue with 1P vs 2P setups, I was wondering about something like that occuring.
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here's the Anandtech linkie http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...oc.aspx?i=2879
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Old 1st December 2006, 14:05   #8
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CPU's: $999
MOBO: $399
RAM: $700
VGA: $1200
PSU: $550
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$3848

CASE: $200
HDDs: $500
BR-DRIVE: $1100
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$5648

2x 30" Monitor: $4000
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$9648

hey it's still cheaper than that $10.000 Alienware machine
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Make that about $500 for that motherboard and about $1000 for four sticks of some serious ram

And WTF : only $200 for a case

Alienware - beware
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Old 2nd December 2006, 09:43   #10
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Hey, once you get above $2k what's $8k more? lol

You forgot to include the cost of the watercooling hardware for that rig... Hm, guess ya better double the watercooling hardware needed for one of those.
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