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Originally Posted by Oedipus View Post
We'll see if a full loop is necessary. Not all of the E5 Xeons, and not even all of the 8 core models, will have 150W TDPs. I think the only one that has a 150W TDP is the one with the W designation. I haven't see anybody that runs 5500 or 5600 W series Xeons on their SR-2, fwiw.

That leaves us with the 130w and less models, which are more than capable of being cooled with air. I don't see how an H80 or whatever is skimping if that's the case. A real WC setup would be nice, but I will have a hard time justifying it if the H80 will do the job acceptably.
You can't run "W" series Xeons on a dual socket motherboard. They don't have dual QPI on the CPU. That would be the reason why you haven't seen anyone use it on an SR2. W series are workstation and single socket.
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post #42 of 98
I don't see any reason in buying a quad core for LGA2011, so if you're going to be buying a 560$/€ i7 3930K and a 250$/€ mobo I see no reason not to buy a WC loop or at the very least a cooler like the H100.
 
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post #43 of 98
The mobo in the src is really nice!

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I don't see a problem for water blocks and sealed AIO liquid coolers. I don't see a problem at all.
This. If I were to buy sbe i'd skip air cooling and get something better.
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post #44 of 98
There might not really be a big problem if RAM makers come out with lower profile sticks specifically for X79.
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post #45 of 98
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Originally Posted by SectorNine50 View Post
Why don't motherboard manufacturers do what they used to do and put the RAM slots on the board at an angle.

Or, why not do a laptop-style stack?

I don't feel like this is really that big of a deal to get around.
hey it took them years to start turning sata and atx ports sideways, i bet theres this guy in "Motherboard Union of Innovation" headquarters that sits behind a giant desk and every time a good idea is presented to him he tightens his italian tie and says "no."
post #46 of 98
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Originally Posted by Drackula2000 View Post
My count was 18 sata ports total, Who needs that?
This is an enthusiast/workstation platform. Not all those ports are SATA. Quite a few of those ports are SAS, which is needed to communicate through SCSI language instead of ATA.
post #47 of 98
Who would spend close to $1k minimum for CPU + mobo and then cheap out on the cooling?

People seem to forget the point of these chips. They are for enthusiasts. These chips are not for your "mom and dad" users. These are for people like myself who like to push their hardware to its limits and benchmark.

So why on earth would we care about not being able to use an NH-D14 or the likes? Apart from the fact that it would require a different mounting plate so it won't work anyway, the simple matter is that real enthusiasts run custom loops and have a DICE/LN2 pot or phase change for their bench runs.

That is what this product is marketed at. People seeking the ultra performance and are willing and able to pay for the best. Not people looking for a budget build where air cooling is used.
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post #48 of 98
We were all worried about this when we saw the first SB-E mobos! We knew this will happen, so this is not a 'new problem'.


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My count was 18 sata ports total, Who needs that?
I already filled all my satas and USBs with drives! I need those!
 
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post #49 of 98
Anyone who's seem pre production pictures of any x79 motherboard should be aware The RAM slots being on both sides of the CPU socket will prevent many air coolers from being usable without different brackets.

TLDR: Not a big surprise
post #50 of 98
high performance doesn't mean having to use watercoling (eg. servers and workstations)
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