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Hello,

I am building a P2 (dual socket G34) amd machine very soon and I can't decide which motherboard to get.
I can't really afford to buy 4P board so my option narrow down to these 2.

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-H8DGUFB

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-H8DGU

It seems like one of them is bulk package and other one is retail. Is there a reason to go for retail for extra cash? It's like $20 difference.

I already have two amd opteron 6174 (g34 socket) ready to roar!

I also heard that you can modify super micro mobo to overclock my amd opteron 6174 CPU. I wish I can afford to buy 4P mobo, but they're at least $500~$600 range. Please help me decide!
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The H8DGU-F-B has IPMI. This will allow you to remotely administer the server through the IPMI LAN port (KVM over IP, remote power, sensor readings, etc). A very useful feature to have.
Edited by jibesh - 6/5/13 at 7:15am
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Originally Posted by jibesh View Post

The H8DGU-F-B has IPMI. This will allow you to remotely administer the server through the IPMI LAN port (KVM over IP, remote power, sensor readings, etc). A very useful feature to have.

So does the other. AFAIK they are the exact same board.
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They are different... they have different motherboard names. Look at the "Retail Pack List" at the bottom of Super Micro's spec page. jibesh is right, the -F model has IPMI support.


H8DGU
http://www.supermicro.com/aplus/motherboard/opteron6000/sr56x0/h8dgu.cfm

H8DGU-F (The additional -B is for "Bulk" sale)
http://www.supermicro.com/aplus/motherboard/opteron6000/sr56x0/h8dgu-f.cfm


http://www.supermicro.com/manuals/motherboard/SR56x0/MNL-H8DGU(-F).pdf
"The H8DGU serverboard does not have IPMI capability, whereas the H8DGU-F serverboard does."
"IPMI LAN Dedicated IPMI LAN Port (H8DGU-F only)"
"One (1) dedicated IPMI LAN port (H8DGU-F only)"



Get the -F model since it is cheaper... but it is bulk package so it may not come with SATA cables or may come in a white box.
Edited by DuckieHo - 6/5/13 at 8:09am
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Thanks guys! I didn't know -F model has that feature. Something I never thought about it.
I already have sata cables so bulk package is fine for me.
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