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But why would anyone buy a 2P motherboard and use a 1P CPU? wink.gif

Haha thats true, but i had the plan on buying a SR-2 with one Xeon in the 700$ range and later on, when i had a bigger budget, buy a second one. blushsmiley.gif

A couple of weeks after i calculated the SR-2 build, Sandy Bridge came out and i ended up getting that instead.
Edited by AlbertMwugabi - 3/6/12 at 11:11am
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its defently a nice board but i think ill stick with my sr-2 a few more years none the less looks great hopefully intel will release unlocked cpus for it.
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Phew... the board came out to being cheaper then i thought it would tongue.gif thought $700-800. But is intel planing to release any xeons which are not locked? I dont remember hearing about any frown.gif ... just curious
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Then use the SAS ports on the bottom biggrin.gif

Yeah I realized that this board came with the SAS after. I'd still prefer angled SATA in case I wanted 2913081928390 hard drives
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Yeah I realized that this board came with the SAS after. I'd still prefer angled SATA in case I wanted 2913081928390 hard drives

Do not forget that this motherboard is 15" long.

Putting it into most cases, the vertical SATA plugs are probably more usable. EVGA probably would have preferred vertical SAS ports but I do not believe a mechanical secure plug exists.
Edited by DuckieHo - 3/6/12 at 1:05pm
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Just means I have sleeve my SATA cables.
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So tempting but will likewise probably be sitting with my SR-2 for a few more years.

I know people love right-angled ports these days but it necessitates extra room for cables even more. If the SR-X is *any* wider than the SR-2, you have to keep in mind that those SATA ports are probably alright where they are.

I've crammed a couple 5970s in my current rig atm and they're 3+ inches from even hitting the end of the board and those are LONG cards wink.gif. Might have to go measure that though to be sure. For some reason the SR-X looks even wider than the SR-2 to me. Even so with a space between cards, you might lose one or two SATA ports (or I suppose use the SAS ones).

Price is right where it should be I think. You have to keep in mind the SR-2 was around $600 when new so $650 for a modern chipset is not bad.
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So amazing..............

Also, after buying yet another Board, this one being an ATX ASUS P8Z68-V...Those vertical ports would be SO USEFUL. Plugging in the HDDs was by far the most annoying part and the longest part.
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Useless board -- no overclocking = what's the point? Buy a workstation/server grade board from ASUS or Intel...or an SR-2 which has overclockable chips.
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Useless board -- no overclocking = what's the point? Buy a workstation/server grade board from ASUS or Intel...or an SR-2 which has overclockable chips.

You can do BCLK overclocking so you can get a E5-1650 close to 4GHz.

Xeon E5-1650 = 6 cores at 3.2GHz, 12MB L3 = $583
Xeon E5-1660 = 6 cores at 3.3GHz, 15MB L3 = $1080


What's the cheapest 4GHz+ 2x hexcore build with a SR-2? Using E5645?
Edited by DuckieHo - 3/6/12 at 1:46pm
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