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Hi guys,

I need a replacement motherboard for commercial digital printing machine ( prints designs on wall tiles ). Which has 6 PCs connected to each other for printing purpose. Configuration is as following

Xeon E3-1276 v3 CPU
2x8GB UDIMM DDR3 non-ecc RAM
Quadro K2000 GPU
Custom Fujitsu motherboard based on Intel C226 chipset.

printing machine came with fujitsu workstations. Few months ago one of the workstation died, they have propriety power connector for their motherboard so I replaced the motherboard with Gigabyte's Z97-D3H, it works fine. But now, I am thinking about long term reliability. Is it good enough to use desktop motherboard in this environment? The priniting machine is on 24x7. However point to be noted is that even they haven't provided ECC RAM as default, so there is no real purpose of getting server motherboard imo. Now there is another workstation which has failed and now I am here to get some opinions before purchasing new motherboard. Please advice.
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EK Supreme HF Full Nicker LGA 1366 Koolance Compression Fittings BlackIce Pro 360mm Radiator EK HD5970 WaterBlock 
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Xeon X5650 @ 4GHz ASUS x58 Sabertooth EVGA 980 ti SC acx+ 2.0 OCZ FlexEX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung SpinPoint F3 Samsung SpinPoint F4 Corsair Force GT SSD 2 DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Supreme HF Full Nicker LGA 1366 Koolance Compression Fittings BlackIce Pro 360mm Radiator EK HD5970 WaterBlock 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
MCP-655b Pump Windows 7 Ultimate x64 22" Samsung2233SW 1080p Microsoft SideWinder X6 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra x3 1000w CM HAF-X Logitech Standard Laser Surface Optical MousePad 
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post #2 of 3
The board will be fine, many people using the board you have chosen as a replacement probably run their computer 24/7 and also push it a lot harder than your printing server will ever run.

The components running the printer seem like overkill, or is printing on tiles a delicate process of balancing ink temperatures n such?
Edited by spinFX - 10/3/16 at 1:44am
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lite-On DVD-RW Noctua DH-14 CPU Cooler Windows 7 Pro x64 Samsung 24" LED 1080p 5ms DVI (S23A300B) 
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post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Its industrial digital printing machine. Machine itself costs near half a million USD. I have decided to go with Gigabyte motherboard again.
Previously I replaced one of the workstation's motherboard with Gigabyte z97-d3h around 8 months ago, and it works fine to date 24/7.
HomePC
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 @ 4GHz ASUS x58 Sabertooth EVGA 980 ti SC acx+ 2.0 OCZ FlexEX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung SpinPoint F3 Samsung SpinPoint F4 Corsair Force GT SSD 2 DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Supreme HF Full Nicker LGA 1366 Koolance Compression Fittings BlackIce Pro 360mm Radiator EK HD5970 WaterBlock 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
MCP-655b Pump Windows 7 Ultimate x64 22" Samsung2233SW 1080p Microsoft SideWinder X6 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra x3 1000w CM HAF-X Logitech Standard Laser Surface Optical MousePad 
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HomePC
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 @ 4GHz ASUS x58 Sabertooth EVGA 980 ti SC acx+ 2.0 OCZ FlexEX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung SpinPoint F3 Samsung SpinPoint F4 Corsair Force GT SSD 2 DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Supreme HF Full Nicker LGA 1366 Koolance Compression Fittings BlackIce Pro 360mm Radiator EK HD5970 WaterBlock 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
MCP-655b Pump Windows 7 Ultimate x64 22" Samsung2233SW 1080p Microsoft SideWinder X6 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra x3 1000w CM HAF-X Logitech Standard Laser Surface Optical MousePad 
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