Just scored 2 brand new AMD Opteron 2360SEs off eBay for $69.99 shipped. These are the highest clocked Quad Cores out there at 2.5ghz. I had a Dual Quad Opteron 2344HE back in Spring 2009, albeit they were 1.7ghz cores for a total of 13.6ghz versus my new server at 20ghz. It is kind of interesting thinking about it now, my main rig has a 6 core Phenom II has 19.2ghz of power. It might have been cheaper to simply get another 1090T, 890FX/990FX series AMD motherboard, 16gb of ram and throw it in the same case? Let's see...
- Phenom II 1090T (3.2ghzX6) - $190
- Asus Sabertooth 990FX motherboard - $210
- 16gb G.Skill DDR3-1600 - $180
For a total of $580 Versuses...
- Rackable Systems with 2U Case, 2X2214HE Opterons - $150
- 2 Opteron 2360SEs - $140
- 10gb Kingston DDR2-5300 ECC - $90
For a total of $380, plus I plan on selling the original 2U case and Opterons so probably will end up spending $320. $200 off the bat plus whatever I can get back. In addition I have plenty of room for more ram 16 slots versus 4 slots on the 990FX motherboard. Worth it? I think so