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  1. I’m not the OP but here is a link to Provantage where it is In-stock at the moment... https://www.provantage.com/intel-cm8068404225303~7ITEP6KU.htm
  2. @keithc, did you ever get this cleared up? Has anyone? I'm in the same spot as @bwnautilus where I'm looking at this board and am curious how the shared IPMI LAN port works.
  3. For those that have this is board, did you have to use two Ethernet cables (one to LAN1 and one to LAN2)? Or did you just funnel everything through LAN1 (IPMI and regular internet access)? I see in the manual that LAN1 is shared with IPMI but I wasn’t sure if you should also just use the other LAN port for regular operation as well at the same time. I’d rather go with the X11SCH-F which has a dedicated LAN for IPMI but that board seems to be out of stock everywhere.
  4. I've begun to recommend this very thing to people that want a case that can hold a lot of hot-swap drives. Buy a Supermicro CSE-846, put it on its side, then put it on two of these: https://www.amazon.com/HumanCentric-PC-Stand-Computer-Adjustable/dp/B07RGRV1VX/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=desktop+computer+cart&qid=1578443780&sr=8-7 . Problem solved.
  5. Audio transcoding takes up so little CPU power most people don’t end up doing anything with it. Ideally if you wanted to make sure audio is not transcoding, you could either get a different sound system/media player or just pre-encode all your media to AAC Stereo (which will Direct Play on practically everything).
  6. Lucky I’m in no hurry then. Intel really screwed up here. If it’s not anywhere close to being available by the time I do a build, I’ll just roll with that ASRock + E-2288G combo or go with a X470D4U + Ryzen combo. Btw, could you possibly verify the settings I posted several posts back? Makes no sense to keep this as a possibility if I can’t even figure out what’ll take to get it work the way I want to.
  7. Provantage currently has it available for Special Order straight from the manufacturer. They have a timeline you can check out that says when it should actually get to you. It’s been drifting further and further but finally settled at 29 days. I’m not in a real hurry and that’s not too long of a wait for me. I’m still not ready to do a build due to still paying off my student loans so I got plenty of time to see if they ever come In-Stock. I found an ASRock Rack E3C246D4U + E-2288G combo for sale but I really want to stick with a Supermicro board which will work perfectly with my Supermicro CSE-836. The ASRock board I know won’t read the data from PSU.
  8. Okay. Cool. Thanks for responding. It’s great that you got things working properly for Windows. I’m hoping someone who used UnRAID can verify actual steps to get everything working properly. I’m still pretty sure that for my build I’m going to do a Ryzen 5 3600 + X470D4U + P2000 but I still can’t shake my interest in a E-2278G + Supermicro/ASRock rack MB w/ IPMI. Some of the people here apparently got it working but I don’t want to end up buying everything without someone verifying that’s QuickSync will work properly with Plex and still keep IPMI. If it didn’t work, I’d either have to return everything and waste my time or add a P2000 and that would waste the iGPU.
  9. With that motherboard and CPU you’re basically at the very top of performance for that 1150 socket. Any change you make to add a different CPU will be considerable cost with almost no performance increase. If you really want any noticeable performance increase, you would need to upgrade your motherboard, RAM, and CPU.
  10. This is what you need: https://www.amazon.com/Supermicro-6-Inch-16Pin-Control-CBL-0084L/dp/B000VUJYTW
  11. You don’t need a full x16 electrical for a P2000. No GPU even really maximizes the potential PCIe 3.0 x16. If you’re just transcoding, you wouldn’t even saturate a x4 slot. The X10SRL-F with newer BIOS updates does support bifurcation. It’s not a full x4x4x4x4 in a x16 slot but it does x4x4 in a x8 slot.
  12. So as I understand from reading your post, these are your requirements: IPMI, lots of PCIe slots, cores for VM's, and somewhat power consumption conscious...correct? If that's the case, then your really have two paths that aren't going to cost an arm and a leg (so no Xeon Scalable and AMD Epyc) and give you the PCIE slots you want (so no Xeon E and AMD Ryzen). The two paths you are left with are LGA2011-3 Xeon (older but has USB 3.0, DDR4 ECC, and is becoming cheaper very quickly) and AMD Threadripper. Here are prospective choices with those paths. LGA2011-3 Xeon - CPU: If you want VM's or lots of Docker containers running, then you need to go with the E5-26XX v3 series and probably not the E5-16XX v3 series (they have less cores but higher frequency and single thread rating). I'd stick with a single CPU since you're wanting to go lower in power consumption and it will save you money in both motherboard and CPU cost. The E5-2640 v3 is a really nice lower power CPU (it will idle much lower than its 90W TDP) to use for you. It has 8 cores/16 threads, 13,864 Passmark, and can be found Used on eBay for around $75. You could also go up to the E5-2680 v3 (18,426 Passmark, 120W TDP, 12 cores/24 threads, $150) and the E5-2690 v3 (19,240 Passmark, 135W TDP, 12 cores/24 threads, $200) if you want more power. Not to mention that any motherboard that can have a v3 processor can also take a v4 one. The E5-26XX v4 is still really expensive but these will decrease over time and give you a decent upgrade path. **Side Note: Don't buy QS/ES samples or ones from China. There are plenty of good, regular, used ones around so don't be drawn in by slightly lower costs.** - Motherboard: The X10SRL-F is pretty much the standard. It has a ton of PCIE lanes, USB 3.0, IPMI, fantastic support, and plenty of used ones on eBay. This seller: https://www.ebay.com/itm/SuperMicro-X10SRL-F-ATX-Single-Socket-LGA2011-v3-DDR4-Motherboard-X10/123818059106?hash=item1cd421a562:g:n3sAAOSwwrlckRA- regularly takes around $60 lower for a one than what is listed. The I/O plate can be found on Supermicro's website for only a couple of dollars. If you want to buy it new, Provantage has them for around $260 which will also come with a warranty which is nice. Just beware that if you pick this board, you'll need to find a heatsink that fits the LGA2011-3 Narrow socket. Noctua has a 3U one that would be perfect for your Supermicro chassis (I actually have the exact chassis as you!). - RAM: DDR4 ECC RDIMM's are dropping considerably in price. If you look on the Used market (eBay, ServeTheHome, or r/homelabsales), you can get some great deals. Hard to say what you'll pay because you didn't specify how much RAM you were planning on using. If you're going to do VM's and Docker containers, more is better. Also, take into account that this is a Quad Channel CPU so you'll want to use at least 4 sticks to really get your money's worth. AMD Threadripper - CPU: The 1900X is actually not a bad choice if you're planning on getting started with this setup but don't want to spend a bunch of money. It has 8 cores/16 threads, 16,108 Passmark, and can be found for about $150. You could also go with a 1920X ($250) if you want more cores. All threadripper CPU's will come with a higher idle power consumption though (starting at 180W TDP with an idle around 100W). You do, however, get higher Single Thread Ratings and a bigger upgrade path. - Motherboard: If you want IPMI, this leaves you with exactly one choice: ASRock Rack X399D8A-2T. This one is actually pretty hard to find and is damn expensive. It costs about $550 (I know! Crazy right?!) and it can be found on eBay and a couple of other sites. NewEgg is out right now but it'll probably come back relatively soon. Although it costs a ton, this motherboard has everything. PCIE lanes, IPMI, 10Gig, you name it. - RAM: DDR4 ECC UDIMM's are starting to go down in price and Provantage has some nice 2666mhz Kingston ram sticks for a decent price. You can also do non-ECC dimms and get better speeds if ECC isn't important to you. The only issue with Threadripper and RAM is that it really likes to have overclocked higher speeds to get the most out of the CPU. Since this is a NAS we're talking about, I don't condone overclocking ram but some people on here think it's worth it for the performance boost. Conclusion You can build a damn nice LGA2011-3 build for a lot lower cost than a Threadripper build while only suffering a little in high end performance. **Personally, I really want to do a LGA2011-3 build but I just don't have the need for all those PCIE lanes so I'm probably going to go AMD Ryzen instead.**
  13. If you want to go the QuickSynce AND IPMI, then you should read this thread if you haven't already. Several users have been able to get both working on the X11SCA-F.
  14. @burg3, @rinseaid. @cemaranet, and @cheezdog can any of y’all verify if these are the settings that need to be done to get IPMI/BMC working with QuickSync active at the same time? I’ve been really thinking about going with a E-2278G (if Provantage can ever get one) and a X11SCA-F for my Plex server upgrade. I just want to completely understand what settings are needed to make it work if I go this route.
  15. @Geran, did you do any part (or all) of what’s pictured below?