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Old server crashed.  ::)  Looking for suggestions for a new motherboard.

 

I want to use the following CPU

 

Intel Core i3-2100T Sandy Bridge 2.5GHz 2 x 256KB L2 Cache 3MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 35W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I32100T

 

I need a board with 6 SATA and 1 PCI slot to support some older drives I still have.

 

Want a supported Intel Network gigabyte adapter

 

Needs a decent number of PCiE slots.

Looking for something that will not break the bank.

thanks

 

===== corrected to pcie

 

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Other users have had success with the Supermicro X9SCM-F-O.  I personally have not used it.  It does meet all your criteria, though it may be over your budget.

He needs a PCI for an IDE controller. that board is PCIe only.

but it is a nice board ;)

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PCIe IDE cards do exist, for example: link.

 

The OP never mentioned IDE, though I suppose it could be implied by 'older drives'.  I thought he might have meant SATAI drives that don't need much bandwidth, hence PCI instead of PCIe.

 

I just noticed that the OP wrote PCIx.  Is that a typo?  The options are PCIe or PCI-X and both are very different.  I don't believe there are any socket 1155 boards with PCI-X.

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lol and i missed PCIx....

 

You are correct, I assumed it was for pci to ide adapter he already owned.

 

It seems a shame to build a "fast" system then bottleneck it with "slow" pci devices.

I assume though that it is a future-proof upgrade plan that involves getting rid of the pci devices.

 

there are supermicro 9Xseries 1155 server boards with PCI, 1155 and intel NIC. but I would not recommend buying one.

If your going to spend that much. do it right the first time is my theory.

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Anyone running a SUPERMICRO MBD-X9SCM-F-O on the 4.x series of unraid?

Anyone test a PCIe IDE card with unraid?

 

thanks for the tips

 

 

I have only run 5Bx on mine. I did just get 3 free flashdrives at microcenter. I can try booting to 4.7 and see.

 

 

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Anyone running a SUPERMICRO MBD-X9SCM-F-O on the 4.x series of unraid?

Anyone test a PCIe IDE card with unraid?

 

thanks for the tips

 

 

I have only run 5Bx on mine. I did just get 3 free flashdrives at microcenter. I can try booting to 4.7 and see.

 

Well..

 

It booted into unRAID 4.7

LAN1 failed to get an IP address. on the first boot unraid just made some beeping sounds at me when i plugged in and unpluged the Ethernet.

 

on second boot. it came up. perhaps i didn't wait long enough.

I logged into the web gui and i saw all my drives..

(man is 4.7 different. that was new for me.)

 

I did not build or start an array.

 

 

syslog attached.

 

 

syslog.txt

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I am considering a E3-1220L instead of the i3 core.

Anyone find this thing for sale?

thanks

 

Processor Number E3-1220L

Max TDP 20 W    ;D

# of Cores 2

# of Threads 4

Clock Speed 2.2 GHz

Max Turbo Frequency 3.4 GHz

Intel® Smart Cache 3 MB

Bus/Core Ratio 22

DMI 5 GT/s

Instruction Set 64-bit

Instruction Set Extensions SSE4.1/4.2, AVX

Embedded Options Available No

Lithography 32 nm

Recommended Channel Price $189.00

 

Memory Specifications

Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 32 GB

Memory Types DDR3-1066/1333

# of Memory Channels 2

Max Memory Bandwidth 21 GB/s

ECC Memory Supported Yes

 

Graphics Specifications

Processor Graphics No

Intel® Quick Sync Video No

Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology, No

Intel® Wireless Display No

Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI) No

Intel® Clear Video HD Technology No

 

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision 2.0

# of PCI Express Ports 2

 

Package Specifications

Max CPU Configuration 1

TCASE 77.5°C

Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm

Sockets Supported FCLGA1155

Low Halogen Options Available Yes

 

Advanced Technologies

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Intel® vPro Technology Yes

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology Yes

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes

Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Yes

Intel® Trusted Execution Technology Yes

AES New Instructions Yes

Intel® 64 Yes

Idle States Yes

Intel® Demand Based Switching Yes

Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes

Intel® Fast Memory Access Yes

Intel® Flex Memory Access Yes

Execute Disable Bit Yes

 

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I am considering a E3-1220L instead of the i3 core.

Anyone find this thing for sale?

thanks

 

 

You cant.

 

it is an OEM only chip for Dell, HP, IBM. it is basically an I3-2100 without the GPU and VT-d enabled..

 

If you do find one. it will prolly cost way to much.

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Ok took a little bit of a left turn.

Decided on a little more processor cabability.

I have multiple computers backing up to the server with crashplan and I also want to stream video to my tivo.

The E3-1230 has hyperthreading and does not have the on chip video which is worthless for UnRaid.

Here is my potential build out at this point:

 

  SUPERMICRO MBD-X9SCM-F-O LGA 1155 Intel C204 Micro ATX Intel Xeon E3 Server Motherboard

Item #: N82E16813182253  $194.99 

 

Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) ECC Unbuffered Server Memory Model KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G

Item #: N82E16820139262 $84.99 

 

Intel Xeon E3-1230 Sandy Bridge 3.2GHz LGA 1155 80W Quad-Core Server Processor BX80623E31230

Item #: N82E16819115083 $239.99

 

Need a pciE IDE adapter that will work with unraid and the x4 Pcie slot.

 

Which Ethernet port is best for Unraid 1 or 2?

thanks

 

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Unless you're running ESX, That CPU is way overkill for stock unraid. the I3-2100 will handle whatever you toss at it.

 

as far as the nic, that varies on the board version you get and the unraid version youre running.

 

boot up unraid. log into the console and run "ifconfig eth0" and see if you have packets broadcasting.

if not, switch ports..

 

On my V1 unraid 5x uses the one by the PCI slots. unRAId 4.7 uses the one in the middle.

on my V1B, both used the middle one i believe.

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as far as we are concerned. no

 

 

The 82579LM is still to new to to be used by most OS's out of the box. It is not a "complete" nic. it is using some of the CPU/mobo to do its work so it is cheaper to put on a mobo.

Intel included it in several 1155 chipsets including the C202-C204 chipset design to support the vpro i believe.

 

the 82574L is a complete Ethernet card on the southbridge essentially. less overhead to use.

 

It is an overhead we wont notice with these faster CPUs even on a saturated Ethernet file server

 

I am guessing even supermicro dislikes the LM and now has an X9SCL+ with 2 82574L's, the same for Tyan with a board with 3 82574L's

 

my biggest complaint about the X9scl/scm is the lack of 8Gig ram chips. i would have paid the premium for 32+gigs of ram on my ESXi box.

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