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post #1 of 10
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My current server is a file server, video streaming, ripping dvd, and backup to lto 4.


windows 7 pro
E8400
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
250gb main disk
4x1.5tb data
scsi card to drive hp lto-4 drive.


I would like more cpu with less wattage
More PCI express slots 3+ 4x+ so i can fit the cards below.

intel quad port server nic
Emulex Fibre card
Scsi card.

case will be an extended atx intel case so size should not be an issue.

I was looking at ASUS P8B WS LGA 1155 Intel C206 ATX Intel Xeon E3 Server/Workstation Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131725

Thoughts?
 
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Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3TB  DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8 Pro 
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x650 norco 450b COUGAR CF-V12HP  Intel Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter 
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965 ASUS Rampage III Extreme ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 12gb Mushkin Enhanced Redline 
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Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Win 7 Pro 64 Dell sp2309w Dell 104 USB Keyboard 
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post #2 of 10
If you ever want to mess with VMware or other types of hypervisors; I would check the compatibility lists.

VMware's

Typically they only support "server" motherboards, and not manufacturers like Asus who focus on consumer products.
post #3 of 10
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No interest in vmware...use that at work smile.gif
 
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E3-1245 ASUS P8B WS  Kingston  Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3TB  DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8 Pro 
PowerCaseOtherOther
x650 norco 450b COUGAR CF-V12HP  Intel Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
965 ASUS Rampage III Extreme ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 12gb Mushkin Enhanced Redline 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Win 7 Pro 64 Dell sp2309w Dell 104 USB Keyboard 
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E3-1245 ASUS P8B WS  Kingston  Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3TB  DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8 Pro 
PowerCaseOtherOther
x650 norco 450b COUGAR CF-V12HP  Intel Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
965 ASUS Rampage III Extreme ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 12gb Mushkin Enhanced Redline 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Win 7 Pro 64 Dell sp2309w Dell 104 USB Keyboard 
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post #4 of 10
that looks like a good choice to me..in a full tower..
 
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cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
CPU thoughts?
 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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PowerCaseOtherOther
x650 norco 450b COUGAR CF-V12HP  Intel Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
965 ASUS Rampage III Extreme ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 12gb Mushkin Enhanced Redline 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Win 7 Pro 64 Dell sp2309w Dell 104 USB Keyboard 
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E3-1245 ASUS P8B WS  Kingston  Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3TB  DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8 Pro 
PowerCaseOtherOther
x650 norco 450b COUGAR CF-V12HP  Intel Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
965 ASUS Rampage III Extreme ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 12gb Mushkin Enhanced Redline 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Win 7 Pro 64 Dell sp2309w Dell 104 USB Keyboard 
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irisservice View Post

CPU thoughts?

Xeon E3-1220 if you will use a discrete GPU, or E3-1225 if you want to use an on-die GPU. The latter is a bit more power hungry but then again a discrete GPU combined with the former would probably push your consumption past that of the E3-1225. If you're concerned about that.
post #7 of 10
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E3-1245 ASUS P8B WS  Kingston  Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3TB  DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8 Pro 
PowerCaseOtherOther
x650 norco 450b COUGAR CF-V12HP  Intel Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
965 ASUS Rampage III Extreme ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 12gb Mushkin Enhanced Redline 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Win 7 Pro 64 Dell sp2309w Dell 104 USB Keyboard 
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E3-1245 ASUS P8B WS  Kingston  Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3TB  DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8 Pro 
PowerCaseOtherOther
x650 norco 450b COUGAR CF-V12HP  Intel Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
965 ASUS Rampage III Extreme ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 12gb Mushkin Enhanced Redline 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Win 7 Pro 64 Dell sp2309w Dell 104 USB Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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post #8 of 10
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E3-1245 ASUS P8B WS  Kingston  Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3TB  DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8 Pro 
PowerCaseOtherOther
x650 norco 450b COUGAR CF-V12HP  Intel Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
965 ASUS Rampage III Extreme ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 12gb Mushkin Enhanced Redline 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Win 7 Pro 64 Dell sp2309w Dell 104 USB Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E3-1245 ASUS P8B WS  Kingston  Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3TB  DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8 Pro 
PowerCaseOtherOther
x650 norco 450b COUGAR CF-V12HP  Intel Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
965 ASUS Rampage III Extreme ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 12gb Mushkin Enhanced Redline 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Win 7 Pro 64 Dell sp2309w Dell 104 USB Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
SeaSonic X750 Gold LIAN LI PC-7B plus II logitech g700s 3M Precise MP200PS 
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post #9 of 10
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I really like the ASUS P8B WS but confused why it seams to be the only mb with the c206 chipset.
 
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E3-1245 ASUS P8B WS  Kingston  Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3TB  DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8 Pro 
PowerCaseOtherOther
x650 norco 450b COUGAR CF-V12HP  Intel Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
965 ASUS Rampage III Extreme ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 12gb Mushkin Enhanced Redline 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Win 7 Pro 64 Dell sp2309w Dell 104 USB Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
SeaSonic X750 Gold LIAN LI PC-7B plus II logitech g700s 3M Precise MP200PS 
  hide details  
Reply
 
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Wind Tunnel
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E3-1245 ASUS P8B WS  Kingston  Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F90GBGT-BK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3TB  DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8 Pro 
PowerCaseOtherOther
x650 norco 450b COUGAR CF-V12HP  Intel Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
965 ASUS Rampage III Extreme ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 12gb Mushkin Enhanced Redline 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Win 7 Pro 64 Dell sp2309w Dell 104 USB Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
SeaSonic X750 Gold LIAN LI PC-7B plus II logitech g700s 3M Precise MP200PS 
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irisservice View Post

I really like the ASUS P8B WS but confused why it seams to be the only mb with the c206 chipset.

There's another:
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-DBS1200KP-Server-Board-S1200KP/dp/B005GAJHUS

Edit: I just read the description in the above link -- it's erroneous and does not match the board.
Edited by Shub - 11/30/11 at 11:29am
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