Originally Posted by Rbstr
I finde it a bit hard to belive that a good dual opteron board + (chip * 2) would be less expensive than a 3800+.
It may be a good option but you need to be carfull to get a Mobo that supports AGP and stuff, a workstation board not a server one.
no my second option has the mobo capable of having a dual opteron 200 series but also supports the opteron 100 series and the 64 FX series. I would be getting an opteron 148. The good thing about the opteron 148 is that it performs pretty much the same as the 3800+ but is it is exaclty $290 less (excluding shipping and handling and tax).