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Building a Server

Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I am looking into building my own server, I think it should work out cheaper than buying directly from dell.I have developed a multi-threaded application to complete a very large project. So I am looking to build a server with as many cores as possible. I am thinking about getting 4 or 5 processors(AMD Opteron 6172 12-Core Magny-Cours 2.1GHz Processor without Fan) depending on number of sockets on the motherboard.I can get a good deal on these processors so that is why i think it should work out cheaper than just ordering from dell. I am living in ireland, but can get the processors shipped to me. i have never built a pc before, so I am looking for the easiest way to do it.

Im thinking I'll need 16GB of Ram
4TB of disc space

Can anyone recommend an easy way to to this?
what motherboard should i get?
Is there a kit that I can buy which has the bare bones of what I need, and I can just add processors,harddrives, ram etc?
links to useful info on where to buy components etc woould be much appreciated
also, I have windowss server 2003(32 bit), but will I need to buy a 64 bit version of windows server?

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