Similar to what i did eariler this year. I went dual CPU but on athlon MP's. It all started when i found a Tyan mobo for a bargin £130 so thought, no problem I can do this sell mine and only be short of a few hundred - how wrong was I. I decided to get 2800mp chips which were £110 each, then it turned out my new mobo would not fit in my case as its extended ATX form factor so £150 on a nice new case to solve that, then I find that this mobo will only work on a special ATXGES powersupply, these are nearly impossible to get. So I get one (£100+vat) only to find that I end up with an ATX12V so rather than send it back as the pins are totally different, I cut of the plugs and resoldered them in the right configuration. So memory next. These kind of boards require good quality ram often ECC registered. I got a bargin here, 2 gb HP server ram for £88 off ebay - result. Then it came to HDDs my old boot disk was a 5200 rpm IDE. This board has onboard SCSI so I wanted to use that. I managed to pick up a Atlas 15Krpm 36GB drive from pc world for £80 (who ho bargin again) Next came a Pioneer A08 drive £50 odd, by now I was way over £800 and I had only set out origionally to spend half that. However I have ended up with a nice system. I just need to get a decent sound card now. Looking at an EMU one. Not sure yet..
First B/W semi pro music video in the bag! More to come.
Dual Athlon MP 2800+ 2 Gig DDR Ram Pinnacle Edition V6.1 pro 2xXL1s