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post #2181 of 2477
Hi, forum newbie here. I am pretty certain I want to buy one of these.

Currently I have a board from a Lenovo D30 Thinkstation (eBay purchase) that turns out to be just too damn wide to fit in my Phanteks Enthoo Pro Case. I was set on modifying the case or just running without drive cages but that seems crazy and annoying so instead I think I'll just sell the board and change to this awesome looking Z9PE-D8

Anyone else running theirs in an Enthoo Pro?

One other question is around spacing between CPU socket centres. I'm running with 2 x Noctua U12S coolers which are basically right up against each other atm needing 125mm gap between socket centres.

Other components:
- 2 x Xeon E5-2670 (second-hand from eBay)
- 8 x 8GB Samsung Reg ECC DDR3 1600 (second-hand from eBay)
- Seasonic 1000 Platinum PSU
- Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 (brand new, in a PCI-e lane adapter from eBay)
- Intel 120GB 320-series SATA SSD ... this will be a cache for ZFS
- USB 3.1 Type-C PCI-e card
- old Powercolor HD6970
- 4 x 3TB WD Greens... going to a ZFS zpool


[edit] Ordered one just now from amazon.de =D Got it for 275 Euros delivered to Aus!
Edited by yanman - 6/8/16 at 4:27am
post #2182 of 2477
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may I suggest modding the bios by adding the proper NVMe modules - http://www.overclock.net/t/1571271/tutorial-how-to-add-nvme-support-on-any-ami-uefi-bios-with-an-intel-chipset
Anyone actually get NVMe boot to work? I tried the link but got stuck on the bios validation protection on .Cap files
post #2183 of 2477
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(derp)

Crap I ordered the wrong board - a PA instead of PE... luckily managed to cancel
post #2184 of 2477
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Crap I ordered the wrong board - a PA instead of PE... luckily managed to cancel

PA? Looks more server oriented... good price though!
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post #2185 of 2477
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PA? Looks more server oriented... good price though!

I'd need to add a USB controller, Audio.. and then I wouldn't get the benefit of a large community too :/

The intended use of this board is a VM host btw.. but the primary VM would be a Win10 one with a GPU in pass-through.
post #2186 of 2477
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Would I be losing much by going for a z9pa-d8 instead?
https://www.asus.com/Commercial-Servers-Workstations/Z9PAD8/overview/

I plan on dual 2670s but only a single GPU.

Cheers

Hey did you end up going with the PA-D8 instead?
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Lots of renewed interest in this platform with all the dirt cheap E5-2670 floating around.

 

Just managed to shoe horn this monstrosity into a Carbide Air 540. Had to drill and tap some CEB holes, but I think it worked out well.

 


Edited by RushiMP - 6/9/16 at 8:21am
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post #2188 of 2477
Where do you guys find this motherboard in stock? I've spent the past month looking for it in Canada with no success so far.
post #2189 of 2477
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Where do you guys find this motherboard in stock? I've spent the past month looking for it in Canada with no success so far.

ComputerUniverse in Germany has some apparently and ships worldwide. Much better price than I've found here in Australia or on eBay elsewhere
post #2190 of 2477
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ComputerUniverse in Germany has some apparently and ships worldwide. Much better price than I've found here in Australia or on eBay elsewhere
Cheers mate. The shipping to Canada seems very reasonable too. I also see they have the Z10PE-D8 WS in stock at a reasonable price.
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