Intel Skulltrail To Arrive February 08

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Intel's Skulltrail reported to arrive in February 08.
 
According to reports Intel are getting set to take on AMD's Quad FX as early as the 4th of February 08. Intel's new Skulltrail, or more affectionately known as the V8 System, certainly looks a formidable opponent. The Skulltrail platform will be based on Socket 771 Xeon processors like the 45nm Harpertown and use fully-buffered DIMMs (FB-DIMM).
 
The Skulltrail system will use the upcoming Intel D5400XS motherboard. With two NVIDIA nForce 100 MCP (north bridge) chips, the D5400XS will support up to four PCI Express x16 slots, finally allowing SLI on an Intel motherboard. The motherboard will have a 10-layer PCB with limited production (2000 units reported earlier) so price is expected to be very steep, at over US$ 600.
 
Today, we received word that the Intel D5400XS motherboard is scheduled for a launch on WW06. That's short for Work Week 6, tech-speak for the sixth week of 2008. So, expect Skulltrail to be launched somewhere around Febuary 4-9, 2008. So, if you have been waiting to buy a Skulltrail system, time to save up your money. You will need loads of it!
 
Our source has more details on the Skulltrail platform here
 
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13-01-2008, 12:02:27

mark73
Hey,
Has anyone on here ever built a computer that will fit in a 19" Rack. They use them for servers mainly but i want to build one for a recording studio. If i bought a 4U server case for instance would it be just the same to build as a normal ATX case ?
If anyone has one i would be grateful to see some pictures and opinions.
Also, they are generally more expensive than ATX cases so is there anywhere that sell them cheap or should i keep an eye out on ebay for a second hand one ?
Cheers
Mark

13-01-2008, 15:27:00

Jim

Hey,
Has anyone on here ever built a computer that will fit in a 19" Rack. They use them for servers mainly but i want to build one for a recording studio. If i bought a 4U server case for instance would it be just the same to build as a normal ATX case ?
If anyone has one i would be grateful to see some pictures and opinions.
Also, they are generally more expensive than ATX cases so is there anywhere that sell them cheap or should i keep an eye out on ebay for a second hand one ?
Cheers
Mark



Yeah I've built a few 1u and 2u rigs and its pretty much exactly the same as building inside a tower case. Only thing to look out for is the size of the CPU cooler (tho this shouldn't be a problem on 4u).

Deffo keep an eye out on ebay. 4U's aren't generally as desirable as 1u and 2u, so they should go pretty cheap :)

13-01-2008, 15:35:23

mark73
Cheers.
I only used 4U as an example because i didnt think you would be able to fit things like PCI cards into a 1U or 2U. But like you say, a 4U should be more straight forward anyway.So can you use a normal power supply or has it got to be a different one ?

13-01-2008, 15:54:02

mark73
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/19-black-rackmount-case_W0QQitemZ320206226865QQihZ011QQcategoryZ80168QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Do you reckon that would be worth a bid ? I know its a mess and needs a panel in the back but with a good clean up and a little bit of work do you reckon it would work ?

13-01-2008, 16:25:48

Kempez
I think it could be OK, but it might be worth getting something a little more together

13-01-2008, 16:57:04

Jim

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/19-black-rackmount-case_W0QQitemZ320206226865QQihZ011QQcategoryZ80168QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Do you reckon that would be worth a bid ? I know its a mess and needs a panel in the back but with a good clean up and a little bit of work do you reckon it would work ?



Nah hold out. I see 4U's one ebay quite a bit.
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