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The P6 WS Supercomputer is XL ATX, and the P6 WS pro and revolution are ATX. On the 1155 Asus Revolution, they have opted for a ATX as well. The rack mount I have chosen is compatible with ATX, XL ATX and SSI CEB 3.0 which is pretty much the same as XL ATX. Phew
This motherboard is only atx? Nice. Looked like atx but I wasn't sure. Now I'd like to know where I read that it was xl atx.

I've been thinking about putting a couple of these in a server rack config and folding. It makes sense to put them in a rack. Plus I've always been in love with servers, 1U more or less but thats getting into retarded awesome territory.
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Just remember that the Maximus is E-ATX, so i'm not sure how that works with rackmount cases.


Unless you need the NF200, there is no point in getting the WS, there are cheaper boards that will perform the same/ better
I feel you, the MSI boards would actually be a good, cheaper alternative compared to the WS. However, the WS (Work station) boards are designed to be stressed 24/7, and as much as I would like to save 60 to 90 euro a board, I would be happy if I made that extra investment if it would provide better stability. In network rendering, having one of the computers in the server crash can be extremely troublesome. I guess I will have to keep digging

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This motherboard is only atx? Nice. Looked like atx but I wasn't sure. Now I'd like to know where I read that it was xl atx.

I've been thinking about putting a couple of these in a server rack config and folding. It makes sense to put them in a rack. Plus I've always been in love with servers, 1U more or less but thats getting into retarded awesome territory.
Yeah, 4U is great because it allows for good and quiet cooling. I might even be able to fit a Noctua NH-D14's in these (case height 176mm, cooler height 160mm), if worst comes to worst a Megahalems will. If you do get an enclosed server rack, depending on if you are overclocking or not, I would suggest getting meshed front and back doors for airflow. I will have this 2.2 meter monster in my office, anything under 120/80mm fans would whine worse than a baby.
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I really don't think that the WS will be any more reliable. It is not really a true server board, just a normal P67 board branded with "workstation"
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I feel you, the MSI boards would actually be a good, cheaper alternative compared to the WS. However, the WS (Work station) boards are designed to be stressed 24/7, and as much as I would like to save 60 to 90 euro a board, I would be happy if I made that extra investment if it would provide better stability. In network rendering, having one of the computers in the server crash can be extremely troublesome. I guess I will have to keep digging



Yeah, 4U is great because it allows for good and quiet cooling. I might even be able to fit a Noctua NH-D14's in these (case height 176mm, cooler height 160mm), if worst comes to worst a Megahalems will. If you do get an enclosed server rack, depending on if you are overclocking or not, I would suggest getting meshed front and back doors for airflow. I will have this 2.2 meter monster in my office, anything under 120/80mm fans would whine worse than a baby.
$90 on a HSF? No way, lol. My 4 year old true worked on it with an 1156 bracket graciously provided by The Master Chief. I actually had to dremel it down a bit. Lol, the WS has some really large caps around the socket area. Sub 60C at 4.8GHz is perfect though.

What kind of case do you plan on using? I was planning on using this one. Looks like the 5.25 drives are easily replaced with fans.
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$90 on a HSF? No way, lol. My 4 year old true worked on it with an 1156 bracket graciously provided by The Master Chief. I actually had to dremel it down a bit. Lol, the WS has some really large caps around the socket area. Sub 60C at 4.8GHz is perfect though.

What kind of case do you plan on using? I was planning on using this one. Looks like the 5.25 drives are easily replaced with fans.
I do 3D animation for a living, and I am forced to put this 2,200 watt server right next to my desk. I want this thing to be quiet while I work, and at the same time be able to achieve a modest overclock, while running cool. That's a lot to ask for, and in my case only premium priced components can provide these needs, the nh-d14 is just the man for the job.

My future cases:
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http://www.xcase.co.uk/X-Case-RM-400-10-4u-rackmount-server-case-norcoRPC-p/case-x-case-400-fslash-10.htm 

There's also a video overview if you are interested, I can get them for 98 delivered from the uk to germany, and they come with rails to attach to a server cabinet. Great deal considering it also has a dust filter, door, with 2x120mm + 2x80mm fans, can install a third in front, etc. I see in your case you live in the US, I envy you lol. Cheap parts! Here in EU stuffs expensive. A good deal for a case for me, better deal on all other parts for you hehe.
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Wouldn't an 8/12 core opteron be a better choice for cpu crunching power? 4 way board + 4 magny cours 8 core chips = 1900...?
Wrong...
I got someone to do a benchmark for me with the 2500K and 2600K with ht on and ht off at stock and overclocked and compared to previous people. Now, a dual 8 core xeon at 3.5ghz is slightly faster then a single 2600K overclcoked. By faster, it was 4.2 seconds and not 4.6 seconds. Though 2600K is alot cheaper.

@ op, i was also looking into a 1155 socket render farm myself after seeing the benchmarks for my software of choice.
I found the best thing to do, factoring in the cost/performance of overclocking which will need after market cooling and the price of the K edition, meant it was better to do the following:
CPU - 2600
Mobo - Small H67 mobo
Ram - 8gb ddr3-1333mhz (amount depends on amount needed for your render.)
PSU - Decent yet cheap 500watt psu.
Some cheap second hand HDD's

The graphics are good enough to preview before sending the rendered frame to the main computer which would be a good, strong build.

Though the best thing to do varys between each software. But the big price difference for the K edition, not to mention it needs a heatsink and a much more expensive mobo with discrete graphics, was not worth it for the little extra performance.

Edit: The hardware wont allow you to brag or "be cool", and it might not be as nice, but it does the job better then a 2600K build
    
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I do 3D animation for a living, and I am forced to put this 2,200 watt server right next to my desk. I want this thing to be quiet while I work, and at the same time be able to achieve a modest overclock, while running cool. That's a lot to ask for, and in my case only premium priced components can provide these needs, the nh-d14 is just the man for the job.

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There's also a video overview if you are interested, I can get them for 98 delivered from the uk to germany, and they come with rails to attach to a server cabinet. Great deal considering it also has a dust filter, door, with 2x120mm + 2x80mm fans, can install a third in front, etc. I see in your case you live in the US, I envy you lol. Cheap parts! Here in EU stuffs expensive. A good deal for a case for me, better deal on all other parts for you hehe.
98!! I want in on this.
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I really don't think that the WS will be any more reliable. It is not really a true server board, just a normal P67 board branded with "workstation"
i tend to agree with this. i think asus dropped the ball on all there p67 boards, there just isnt enough of these sold for people to start complaining.
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I just rechecked the power consumption for the Asus WS boards in a review, and they are actually over 60 watt higher @ stock speed. This must be because of the NF200 chip, the UD7 follows this trend. The UD5 is now on the top of my list
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