I purpously stayed away from that line for exactly that reason. These are earlier Engineering Samples. Everything came from a friend at Intel.
I need to have him quote me what he can get some Quad Core Xeons for...
I can run 15 boxes on this machine without it blinking.
VM's are the way to go I've been running a virtual "network" on my quad-opteron machine for doing security testing and other random stuff ... sure beats having 10 machines laying around sucking up electricity.
on a side note ... I'm jealous you have an RX7... I've wanted one of those for a long time!