It is time to build a new system and this time I want to build
a dual processor Xeon machine. I am having a bear of a time
finding a reseller who I can buy from with confidence.
Here is the spec of what I am willing to mailorder. The rest I
will buy retail from some local retail outlet.
Tyan Tiger S2668ANR dual Xeon motherboard
two 2.8mhz Xeon DP processors with 533mhz fsb and 512K l2 cache
2GB Kingston DDR memory unbuffered non-ecc PC2100 (four sticks of 512MB)
Antec Plusview 1000AMG case
Antec 550W ATX12V or EPS12 power supply
Nvidia 5900XT AGP 8x graphics with Dsub 15 and S-video output (128MB)
I have questions about compatibility between different Xeon processors
and the motherboard so I require pre-sales phone support before
ordering. I want the seller to verify that the Xeon CPUs they send
will be INTEL boxed, not OEM, identical, and capable of working in a
dual CPU system. Used to be that in SMP machines the CPUs had to have
the same stepping code. Is that still the case?
Also prefer someone who keeps these components in stock and has fast
turnaround time. Looking for a company that does not have a bad
reputation with the Better Business Bureau. Would like the reseller to
assume a 12 month no cost replacement guarantee with them (not the
manufacturer) for components that fail. Finally cost is a concern.
Anyone able to recommend a reseller in the USA who will take phone orders,
knowledgable pre-sales support, and can supply these components or
even build the system in house before shipping?