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... Would these memory be OK for this MB as well ?

 

Looks fine to me -- registered DDR3 modules is just what you need.

 

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Now I have 2 choices  8)

 

Maybe second one is that I shall order ?  if IPMI/KVM is better than be without USB3 (not using USB3 devices anyway)

 

First

http://www.ebay.com/itm/220970115780?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

This have USB 3 but no IPMI/KVM

. Single socket R (LGA 2011) supports
    Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/1600 
    and E5-2600/1600 v2 family† ,
    Core i7 v2/v3 Extreme/Performance
    processors (Ci7 CPU only works w/
    Non-ECC UDIMM) 2. Intel C602 chipset 3. Up to 512GB ECC DDR3, up to
    1866MHz; 8x DIMM sockets 4. Expansion slots: 2x PCI-E 3.0 x16,
    1x PCI-E 3.0 x4 (in x8),
    1x PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8), 1x PCI-32 5. Dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports; 
    Intel 82579LM and Intel 82574L 6. 2 SATA3 (6Gb/s), 4 SATA (3Gb/s),
    & 4 SATA2 (3Gb/s) ports via SCU 7. 4 USB 3.0 (5Gbps) ports (2 rear,
    2 via header) & 14 USB 2.0 ports
    (8 rear, 6 via header) 8. DOM power connector support

 

 

Second one:

 

No USB3 but IPMI/KVM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/220973008037?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Single socket R (LGA 2011) supports Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/1600 and E5-2600/1600 v2 family†
Intel C602 chipset; QPI up to 8.0GT/s
Up to 512GB ECC DDR3, up to 1866MHz; 8x DIMM slots
Expansion slots: 2 PCI-E 3.0 x8, 2 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16), 2 PCI-E 3.0 x4 (in x8), 1 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8)
Intel 82574L Dual port GbE LAN
2 SATA3 (6Gb/s), 4 SATA2 (3Gb/s), & 4 SATA2 (3Gb/s) ports via SCU
Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
9 USB 2.0 ports (2 rear + 6 via header + 1 Type A)
DOM power connector support

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Entirely a personal choice ... I'd be inclined to go with IPMI, but it's also true that the next version of UnRAID is rumored to support eSATA and USB drives in the array, so USBv3 may be useful to have.    On the other hand, you can always pop in a USB3 card, whereas you can't easily add IPMI.

 

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Now I have 2 choices  8)

 

Maybe second one is that I shall order ?  if IPMI/KVM is better than be without USB3 (not using USB3 devices anyway)

 

First

http://www.ebay.com/itm/220970115780?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

This have USB 3 but no IPMI/KVM

. Single socket R (LGA 2011) supports
    Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/1600 
    and E5-2600/1600 v2 family† ,
    Core i7 v2/v3 Extreme/Performance
    processors (Ci7 CPU only works w/
    Non-ECC UDIMM) 2. Intel C602 chipset 3. Up to 512GB ECC DDR3, up to
    1866MHz; 8x DIMM sockets 4. Expansion slots: 2x PCI-E 3.0 x16,
    1x PCI-E 3.0 x4 (in x8),
    1x PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8), 1x PCI-32 5. Dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports; 
    Intel 82579LM and Intel 82574L 6. 2 SATA3 (6Gb/s), 4 SATA (3Gb/s),
    & 4 SATA2 (3Gb/s) ports via SCU 7. 4 USB 3.0 (5Gbps) ports (2 rear,
    2 via header) & 14 USB 2.0 ports
    (8 rear, 6 via header) 8. DOM power connector support

 

 

Second one:

 

No USB3 but IPMI/KVM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/220973008037?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Single socket R (LGA 2011) supports Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/1600 and E5-2600/1600 v2 family†
Intel C602 chipset; QPI up to 8.0GT/s
Up to 512GB ECC DDR3, up to 1866MHz; 8x DIMM slots
Expansion slots: 2 PCI-E 3.0 x8, 2 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16), 2 PCI-E 3.0 x4 (in x8), 1 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8)
Intel 82574L Dual port GbE LAN
2 SATA3 (6Gb/s), 4 SATA2 (3Gb/s), & 4 SATA2 (3Gb/s) ports via SCU
Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN
9 USB 2.0 ports (2 rear + 6 via header + 1 Type A)
DOM power connector support

 

I would go with the second for sure. More pci-e slots as well.

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8. Noctua NH-U9DXi4 90mm SSO2 CPU Cooler (x2). Runs very cool and is low profile enough not to come close to Norco cover.

 

I'll need something lower profile as my 4u server has an elevated motherboard tray.  A 2u cooler will be fine, and even a 3u cooler might fit.  What about?

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835114126

 

That cooler is passive: no fan. Don't know if you're OK with that.

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That cooler is passive: no fan. Don't know if you're OK with that.

 

That helps keep it quiet.  Hopefully there is enough air movement that it stays cool enough.

 

But you are right, an active cooler that fits the height requirement is a "less worry" solution.

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That is an amazing system for ~ $500 !!

 

8 cores, PassMark over 12000, and 64GB of RAM for not much more than the memory alone would cost if you bought it new  :)

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Is there an ATX PSU with 2 EPS connectors for less than $100? I know they make the adapters to turn 1 8-pin into 2, but what spec on the psu should I look for to power 2 of these?

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... Should be a nice upgrade from my FX-6300 and 24GB Ram :D

 

... a bit of an understatement  :) :)

 

            6 cores => 16 cores (with support for 32 threads with hyperthreading)

PassMark 6345 => 18388

              24GB => 64GB

 

I'd say you'll notice a bit of a difference  8)

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Contemplated going dual socket, because why not at these proc prices, however cant justify it when throwing in the need for a case as well.

 

Went with:

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157523

RAM: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/201380486027

CPU: Listed in OP

 

Hopefully i can find my LGA2011 heatsink plate for my Noctua.

 

I thought the same thing, but the X9DRL-If is a dual socket in a atx form factor.

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Contemplated going dual socket, because why not at these proc prices, however cant justify it when throwing in the need for a case as well.

 

Went with:

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157523

RAM: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/201380486027

CPU: Listed in OP

 

Hopefully i can find my LGA2011 heatsink plate for my Noctua.

 

I thought the same thing, but the X9DRL-If is a dual socket in a atx form factor.

 

Thanks for the heads up, though I run VM's and need the full length x16 slots.

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... Can't justify the expense right now.

 

Justify??    Since when is that a requirement for technology purchases ??!!  :) :)

 

I confess I've also resisted jumping in on this, although I'm VERY tempted.  [For some strange reason, my wife thinks my 3 UnRAID servers; 3 HTPC's; 3 desktops; 3 older "spare" PC's; and 5 laptops are enough for the 2 of us without the need for yet-another server  :) ]

 

 

 

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Contemplated going dual socket, because why not at these proc prices, however cant justify it when throwing in the need for a case as well.

 

Went with:

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157523

RAM: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/201380486027

CPU: Listed in OP

 

Hopefully i can find my LGA2011 heatsink plate for my Noctua.

 

Well, well, well...  let me help you justify!

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811219020&cm_re=norco_470-_-11-219-020-_-Product

 

Pop in a 3x5.25" to 5x3.5" and you have 15 HDD goodness at $90.00  :o

 

I confess I've also resisted jumping in on this, although I'm VERY tempted.  [For some strange reason, my wife thinks my 3 UnRAID servers; 3 HTPC's; 3 desktops; 3 older "spare" PC's; and 5 laptops are enough for the 2 of us without the need for yet-another server  :) ]

 

You can win this one, ..

 

"But Honey, if I build this one server I can consolidate two I have into it, we'd end up having more space, and less noise!"

 

Then just kinda forget to ever take the other two offline.  ;D

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Contemplated going dual socket, because why not at these proc prices, however cant justify it when throwing in the need for a case as well.

 

Went with:

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157523

RAM: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/201380486027

CPU: Listed in OP

 

Hopefully i can find my LGA2011 heatsink plate for my Noctua.

 

Well, well, well...  let me help you justify!

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811219020&cm_re=norco_470-_-11-219-020-_-Product

 

Pop in a 3x5.25" to 5x3.5" and you have 15 HDD goodness at $90.00  :o

 

I confess I've also resisted jumping in on this, although I'm VERY tempted.  [For some strange reason, my wife thinks my 3 UnRAID servers; 3 HTPC's; 3 desktops; 3 older "spare" PC's; and 5 laptops are enough for the 2 of us without the need for yet-another server  :) ]

 

You can win this one, ..

 

"But Honey, if I build this one server I can consolidate two I have into it, we'd end up having more space, and less noise!"

 

Then just kinda forget to ever take the other two offline.  ;D

 

Mother of god..... Can anyone tell me if the hard drive cages on the side can be replaced with 5x3's as well? Would be quite perfect, I do believe.

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