It looks like the word came straight from the horses mouth. According to a post made at HardOCP by Dave Graham, Opterons are not going to be sold to non-system builders. Speculation is that due to the server chips outselling the consumer line of chips, the A64 and X2s, AMD is not a happy camper. It sucks because it just came out of left field and now it’s gone, just like that. Get your Opterons while you can.