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Sir Hitech
14th August 2000, 12:52
"One small step for Seti@Murc, one giant step for Radioman!" It felt like years waiting for units 900-1000 http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Now, the bad news: Last week I sold 3 of my Athlon machines to a guy who wants to do Internet Cafe. So, there goes 70-80 wu's a week. Journey to 2K is going to be a LONG one. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif Just couldn't say no to the good offer. I am thinking about building 1 or 2 dual or quad Xeon machines in the near future but I just dont know when.

Sorry, folks! I'll do the best crunching I can with what I got left...

Sisyfos
14th August 2000, 13:17
Congratulations Sir Hitech!!!
May you reach 1Q(uadzillion) in our lifetime.

Go MURCers Go http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Guru
14th August 2000, 14:06
Congrats! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif
Make sure you get Xeons with 1meg cache!

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Maggi
15th August 2000, 06:19
Excellent !

and get up in gear to setup those Xeons ... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Sir Hitech
16th August 2000, 11:39
Sisyfos: I don't know about 1Q(uadzillion), but I sure is going to try my hardest. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Guru: I already got a pair of PII 450/1 meg Xeon's from ebay for $75 a piece and I am bidding on 2 more pairs, I got most of the parts needed from my scrap pile. I am still looking for dual or quad mb's and atx cases.

Anyone want to sell me some dirt cheap or donate to me(for MURC of course)? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Dyre
16th August 2000, 22:54
How the hell did you get Xeons for that price???? I want some too!
:P

Sir Hitech
17th August 2000, 01:42
Dyre: These Xeon's are used. They are pulls from corporate servers and workstations. The seller will warrant the cpus for 90 days. They are readily available at eBay if you spend some time searching.

Sir Hitech
17th August 2000, 08:46
cjolley: I am with you on that. There are some quantity of dual or quad mb's on ebay ,but they are hard to get because demand outweights supply. With the high bidding prices, one may just buy it new. Most of the mb's sold on ebay require proprietary ECC ram or voltage regulator cards which also are extra expense and hard to come by.

I am considering these two particular dually mb's: Epox GXB-M $227 Bunta Tech or Supermicro S2DGE $294 Atacom. From what I found out that they dont require ECC EDO Dimm's and Voltage Regulators. I am leaning toward Supermicro because they are well known for their server/high end workstation mb's. Damn it, why am I spending all these money for crunching wu's for Seti@MURC? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif Well, to justify it, I will be using them to run Apache web servers for my new business venture.

cjolley
17th August 2000, 17:33
The hard part is finding motherboards for them. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif
chuck