Asus P8H77-V LE Build

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Last Update 2015 Dec 21

Version 6.1.6

Original Build Spring 2014


System "Name" - tower2

  • Case - fractal design define R3
  • CPU -  Intel i5 2500 - vt-d capable
  • Motherboard- Asus P8H77-V LE
  • RAM- CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16 GB DDR3
  • PSU -  SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
  • HBA / SAS Card - Supermicro AOC-SASLP-MV8 flashed to Firmware_3.1.0.21 - Data Drives Only
  • 4x 4 TB HGST RAID NAS 7200 rpm drive
  • 1x 500 GB SSD EVO Cache - On MOBO


Tested for Windows 8.1 XEN Pass-through, currently out of machine, have yet to test KVM

Virtualized Server with passthrough:

  • GPU-XFX AMD HD 7750 Single Slot FX-775A-ZNP4
  • PCI Rosewill NEC 4+1 internal USB RC-101 Chipset NEC 720101  
  • PCI Syba SD-SATA-4P Flashed to b5500 bios (IDE) Sata 4 port for ODD Chipset Sil3114 
  • PCIe 1 StarTech Sata 2 port for ODD Chipset ASM1062
  • NIC(s) Realtek 8169 based on-board NIC (bridge for all VMs)  



  • Powerdown Package
  • Dynamix Cache Dirs
  • Dynamix Active Streams
  • Community Applications
  • Preclear Disks



  • Crashplan
  • Crashplan GUI
  • Guacamole
  • Unifi


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  • 5 years later...
6 hours ago, PicPoc said:

Does this MB really works on Passthrough ?

Thanks ;)

Back in 2015 it worked with XEN pass-through - - - this is when limetech was just beginning to to allow VMs.   I never tested it with KVM.    

Tower2 has always been my 1x/month backup of Tower1.  I update it before Tower1 and try new concepts on it first to minimize disruptions to Tower1. 

Alas, I updated to faster/cooler cpu/mobo/ram a couple years ago and no longer have this to test. 

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