Hey folks, hopefully I put this in the correct section of the forum. If not, mods, please adjust accordingly.
This thread is for those who are familiar with enterprise hardware who may help!
I am trying to get information on what I should be looking for to purchase for a server build.
I already have an e5 2660 v3 10 core that supports 2 QPI links
Im going to be upgrading my main rig soon, so the xeon will be collecting dust if I dont use it.
Im trying to find a small footprint dual socket 2011-3 motherboard that will support a second 2660 and at least 2 PCIE slots for a graphics card and a USB card.
No need for more than 1gig ethernet, as i do not wish to upgrade my router/switch at this time. I do not intend to consistently be transferring files, just initial and possibly watching large media off of it.
ANy specific brands or boards I can find on ebay for cheap? single socket boards are super easy to find and sort out, heck, I can do full system with just a HP Z440 purchase.
Is there any options like the Z440 that have dual sockets and quad channel support for each cpu?
Thanks in advance. Hopefully I made that clear and concise. Been working long hours.
The short end of it is, I am looking for a motherboard/psu/expansion package that suites the need of dual socket 2011-3, 2 or more PCIE devices, and isnt impossible to find parts for (such as expansion or riser accessories for system usage).