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Motherboard for Dual Xeon E5-2670

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Hello everyone,

I am looking for a server motherboard for dual Xeon E5-2670.

I have seen a few widely recommended options:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Supermicro-X9DRi-LN4F-ServerMotherboard-Dual-LGA-2011-Socket-R-W-Heatsinks-3A-/131773771450?hash=item1eae542eba:g:gekAAOSwWBJXBUMG

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157350

I ran across this motherboard earlier today:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-DELL-PE-T620-MOTHERBOARD-V2-24-DIMM-SLOTS-2-INTEL-XEON-E5-2600-SOCKETS-13XT0-/350978579503

Will it satisfy my needs? Why is it so much cheaper than the competing compatible motherboards?

I am either going to run Linux or ESXi (probably the latter).
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Ive been getting more interest in this as well so free bump for the knowledge
    
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It is for a Dell and you will have to figure out some of the non standard connectors. I think the front panel connector and the fans connectors are nonstandard. Not that you couldn't figure it out, but it is different. No idea what else is non standard?

A used X9DRI-LN4F for $420 is not a great deal. for $50 more you can get a new one.
Check out some of the used Intel boards on natex.us the S2600CP boards are not bad, depending what you are wanting to do with them?
post #4 of 12
If you want one of the dell boards, you are almost better off getting a barebones server/workstation and adding CPU/memory/drives.
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Originally Posted by magic8192 View Post

Check out some of the used Intel boards on natex.us the S2600CP boards are not bad, depending what you are wanting to do with them?

For a home server -- media hub and heavy computation.
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A used X9DRI-LN4F for $420 is not a great deal. for $50 more you can get a new one.
Check out some of the used Intel boards on natex.us the S2600CP boards are not bad, depending what you are wanting to do with them?

Is there a similar non-standard connectors catch with these S2600CP boards? What are the downsides of them?

Also, am I correct in understanding that this comes with 2x E5-2670 and 128GB of RAM?

http://www.natex.us/product-p/intel-s2600cp2j-128gb-nanya.htm
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Accidental post.
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Is there a similar non-standard connectors catch with these S2600CP boards? What are the downsides of them?

Also, am I correct in understanding that this comes with 2x E5-2670 and 128GB of RAM?

http://www.natex.us/product-p/intel-s2600cp2j-128gb-nanya.htm

They have standard memory and Power connectors. For power you have to have all 3 (1x 24 pin and 2x 8 pin) power connectors plugged up and they are far from each other. The board also has an intrusion alarm sensor that you will have to fiddle with. If you don't do anything, the fans run at full speed all the time. You will probably also want to flash to the latest bios.

You can get an inexpensive raid card off ebay. The one I got is listed for $150, but he accepted a $40 offer. The same guy has some new surplus cases that fit the board and he takes offers. If you search for the board model and look on ark.intel, it will have the cases that will fit the board listed.
post #9 of 12
Man I want to do this type of project but I have all my money tied up in my new X99 build.. 2670's are pretty cheap right now.
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Originally Posted by magic8192 View Post

They have standard memory and Power connectors. For power you have to have all 3 (1x 24 pin and 2x 8 pin) power connectors plugged up and they are far from each other. The board also has an intrusion alarm sensor that you will have to fiddle with. If you don't do anything, the fans run at full speed all the time. You will probably also want to flash to the latest bios.

You can get an inexpensive raid card off ebay. The one I got is listed for $150, but he accepted a $40 offer. The same guy has some new surplus cases that fit the board and he takes offers. If you search for the board model and look on ark.intel, it will have the cases that will fit the board listed.

Is that RAID card only good for the motherboards you poted above?

I feel so inexperienced with these server parts. I didn't realize compatibility was so narrow.
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