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I was just looking at it with my Modders Eyes thinking ...  "I bet I could dremel out those two side grills and slip in a few more 3x5's ....

 

 

Let the dream building commence!

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I really dislike you people!  You just cost me $830! And I still need to decide which CPU heatsinks I want. And then, I have to take the time to get it all installed! <sigh>

 

AND...on top of that...I bet almost anything that I end up placing a second duplicate order to upgrade another server.

 

Supermicro X9DR3-F-B Dual LGA2011/ Intel C606/ DDR3/ SATA3&SAS/ V&2GbE/ EATX Server Motherboard

https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-X9DR3FB

 

2 x SR0KX E5-2670 INTEL XEON 8 CORE PROCESSOR 2.60GHZ 20MB 81Y9419

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151964337392

 

2 x 64gb (8x 8gb) PC3-10600R 2Rx4 DDR3-1333MHz ECC Reg Server Memory RAM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111885818931

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I really dislike you people!  You just cost me $830! And I still need to decide which CPU heatsinks I want. And then, I have to take the time to get it all installed! <sigh>

 

AND...on top of that...I bet almost anything that I end up placing a second duplicate order to upgrade another server.

 

Supermicro X9DR3-F-B Dual LGA2011/ Intel C606/ DDR3/ SATA3&SAS/ V&2GbE/ EATX Server Motherboard

https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-X9DR3FB

 

2 x SR0KX E5-2670 INTEL XEON 8 CORE PROCESSOR 2.60GHZ 20MB 81Y9419

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151964337392

 

2 x 64gb (8x 8gb) PC3-10600R 2Rx4 DDR3-1333MHz ECC Reg Server Memory RAM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111885818931

You dug your own grave my friend.

 

No one here even suggested a board with 16 ram slots :-p

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I changed my mind, and returned the single socket SUPERMICRO X9SRL-F and went with a dual socket ASRock EP2C602 SSI EEB which was only marginally more on Newegg.

And bought another CPU from ebay :)

 

Anyone tested the SR0KX E5-2670 CPU to make sure it has VT-d support?

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Guys quick question,

 

Dual socket, 8 RAM slots, IPMI, 4 PCI-e 8x slots, 10 sata ports.

 

Roughly €250 with shipping, good deal?

 

I would say that's a decent price. What brand?

 

I ended up paying CDN$440 + tax and shipping for my AsRock EP2C602-4L/D16 board (Though it sells for US$310 in the States). Definitely more than I wanted to spend on it, but I liked the extra ram slots (16 instead of 8 ).

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Orders are done and I'm waiting on my parts. Shipping to Canada is a bit slower unfortunately, so I probably won't see the CPUs and ram until the last week of February.

 

At the end of the day I went with:

 

Motherboard: AsRock EP2C602-4L/D16

CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon e5-2670

Ram: 8 x 8GB ECC Registered

Cooler:  2 x Supermicro SNK-P0050AP4

 

1x adapter to convert PCI-e cable into EPS cable for second cpu.

 

I'm reusing my Corsair TX750 V2 750W PSU and my Norco 4224 case.

 

It cost me around CDN$1100. With our dollar in the tank, and duty etc at the border, it's not as cheap as you American folks, but overall a huge upgrade over my existing setup for not an unreasonable amount of $$ :).

 

I'm glad to see all the others get in on this deal! I get the feeling there's going to be a bit of an uptick in the VM forums when all of us who didn't have the rigs to do it before start stretching their wings! :). I know I'm going to be in there a lot!

 

I'm already planning on replacing an existing Mac and PC desktops with virtual machines.

 

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Motherboard: AsRock EP2C602-4L/D16

CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon e5-2670

Ram: 8 x 8GB ECC Registered

Cooler:  2 x Supermicro SNK-P0050AP4

 

Great choices. I went with the cheaper AsRock EP2C602 as I didn't think I needed the extra ram slots and the extra 2 nics.

I feel for you on the CAD dollar value. I'm from canada too.

However my reasoning on spending the cash now is because I don't think I'll need to upgrade this machine for quite a looooong time.

I'm coming from a 6 core AMD (and you have a 4 core AMD) and this is undeniably a HUGE jump in performance for both of us.

Two E5-2670 cores is about 5-6 times faster then I currently have (and faster still for you). Last time I upgraded my server was 4 years ago, and I may have had a doubling of performance. In theory I should be good for a couple of generations, and should only need to upgrade when technology gets to again double the speed of the 16 cores (32 threads) that we'll son have. (Just writing 16 cores with 32 threads makes me giddy)!

 

I'm looking forward to a bright visualizing future :)

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Great choices. I went with the cheaper AsRock EP2C602 as I didn't think I needed the extra ram slots and the extra 2 nics.

I feel for you on the CAD dollar value. I'm from canada too.

However my reasoning on spending the cash now is because I don't think I'll need to upgrade this machine for quite a looooong time.

I'm coming from a 6 core AMD (and you have a 4 core AMD) and this is undeniably a HUGE jump in performance for both of us.

Two E5-2670 cores is about 5-6 times faster then I currently have (and faster still for you). Last time I upgraded my server was 4 years ago, and I may have had a doubling of performance. In theory I should be good for a couple of generations, and should only need to upgrade when technology gets to again double the speed of the 16 cores (32 threads) that we'll son have. (Just writing 16 cores with 32 threads makes me giddy)!

 

I'm looking forward to a bright visualizing future :)

 

Agreed! Honestly, if it wasn't for all the new vm capabilities in UnRaid, I'd probably be perfectly happy with the system I have. It does everything I currently need (Serving up content to Kodi, running a bunch of dockers, data repository for all my PCs). Of course, now with vm on the table... I WANT MORE :).

 

I really struggled on the choice between the basic model you have (2 less ethernet, 8 less ram slots, 1 extra PCI-e slot), the one I went with, and even the model with 2 10Gbit ethernet cards (There's one on ebay for $550). I have the cabling already for 10Gbit (cat6a), but I would need to upgrade everything else, and I really couldn't justify it. In the end, I figured, a cheap easy upgrade path to more ram was the most important feature for me.

 

Whatever the case, these are going to be monster systems, and I really can't wait to get my hands on mine!! :)

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Guys quick question,

 

Dual socket, 8 RAM slots, IPMI, 4 PCI-e 8x slots, 10 sata ports.

 

Roughly €250 with shipping, good deal?

 

I would say that's a decent price. What brand?

 

Apologies for being cryptic but i don't want anyone here to snatch it before i can raise the money ;)

 

It is a dual socket motherboard but i intend to only use 1 cpu at this time (again, lack of funds).

 

According to this and the motherboard's own diagram it should be able to work with just 1 cpu. As far as i can tell from the diagram there isn't anything connected except the relevant ram slots.

http://www.servethehome.com/answered-cpu-dual-processor-motherboard/

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Does anyone know what power savings modes these chips have? Just wondering what power consumption will be at idle, have not found any good sources, where the testing left C states turned on. I saw a couple showing 200 watts(on dual proc systems), with all power save modes off.

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Guys quick question,

 

Dual socket, 8 RAM slots, IPMI, 4 PCI-e 8x slots, 10 sata ports.

 

Roughly €250 with shipping, good deal?

 

I would say that's a decent price. What brand?

 

Apologies for being cryptic but i don't want anyone here to snatch it before i can raise the money ;)

 

It is a dual socket motherboard but i intend to only use 1 cpu at this time (again, lack of funds).

 

According to this and the motherboard's own diagram it should be able to work with just 1 cpu. As far as i can tell from the diagram there isn't anything connected except the relevant ram slots.

http://www.servethehome.com/answered-cpu-dual-processor-motherboard/

As that article mentions

Here we can see that if CPU1 was missing, the onboard Intel X540 10GbE LAN and LSI SAS2208 controller do not have a PCIe but to hang off of. Conversely, with no CPU2, one would not have access to several PCIe 3.0 x8 slots.

You may need both CPUs to access all the functions, depends on the motherboard.

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I changed my mind, and returned the single socket SUPERMICRO X9SRL-F and went with a dual socket ASRock EP2C602 SSI EEB which was only marginally more on Newegg.

And bought another CPU from ebay :)

 

Anyone tested the SR0KX E5-2670 CPU to make sure it has VT-d support?

 

Yes it is supported. Works as expected.

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I guess I'll have to update with a real L33T Signature now..

 

CASE: (I'll be Expanding the middle to a 5-3.5"x3-5.25")

NORCO RPC-470 Black

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811219020

MoBo:

ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157350

CPU: (Bought two spares, (4 total), I'll decide what to do with 2 later, Business workstations, or another server)

4x Intel Xeon CPU E5-2670 SR0KX

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262118101167?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

CPU Cooler:

Noctua NH-U9DXi4 90mm SSO2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608042

RAM:

2x (128GB Total) - 64GB (8 x 8GB) PC3L-10600R DDR3 1333 ECC Reg

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201380486027?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

PSU: (Luckily I just installed this in the unRAID this system will replace)

SeaSonic X Series X-850

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102

 

 

Now I'm debating just how balls out it would be to Hardline Watercool this BEAST ...  or throw my dual MSI 980Ti Goldens in this for the uber combo of server/workstation/Game Rig..

 

 

I think I'll name this server ...  "Pepe"

 

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Does anyone know what power savings modes these chips have? Just wondering what power consumption will be at idle, have not found any good sources, where the testing left C states turned on. I saw a couple showing 200 watts(on dual proc systems), with all power save modes off.

I'm assuming the following for my estimated power consumption:

Dual E5-2670 with a GTX480 and 8 HDs

idle: just shy of 300w (200W for CPUs/mobo, 50W for GPU, 40W for all HDs)

Full: just shy of 750W (400W for CPU/mobo, 300W for GPU, 40W for all HDs)

I'm going with a 850W PSU for my system

 

(do those estimates seem reasonable to anyone else?)

 

I'm good with 300W idle, considering the amount of horsepower I'll have at my disposal.

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Does anyone know what power savings modes these chips have? Just wondering what power consumption will be at idle, have not found any good sources, where the testing left C states turned on. I saw a couple showing 200 watts(on dual proc systems), with all power save modes off.

I'm assuming the following for my estimated power consumption:

Dual E5-2670 with a GTX480 and 8 HDs

idle: just shy of 300w (200W for CPUs/mobo, 50W for GPU, 40W for all HDs)

Full: just shy of 750W (400W for CPU/mobo, 300W for GPU, 40W for all HDs)

I'm going with a 850W PSU for my system

 

(do those estimates seem reasonable to anyone else?)

 

I'm good with 300W idle, considering the amount of horsepower I'll have at my disposal.

 

I will be disappointed if we cannot tune the idle power draw down below 100w.  (With power saving modes turned on for just the mb, dual cpu's, and ram.)  I plan on running with a much smaller PSU since I have no plans for a monster gpu.  I'll start with an Antec 620 sitting unused.

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I too am hoping idle can be brought in under or around 100 watts, but we will see!

 

My current e3-1245v3 with 2 GPU's, 10 HDD, 3 SSD idles as low as 50 watts, per my kill-a-watt and confirmed on my battery backup. That is with the VM's off, if it matters.

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I will be disappointed if we cannot tune the idle power draw down below 100w.  (With power saving modes turned on for just the mb, dual cpu's, and ram.)  I plan on running with a much smaller PSU since I have no plans for a monster gpu.  I'll start with an Antec 620 sitting unused.

What kind of tuning and power saving modes are you talking about? Dropping CPU and RAM voltages in the bios? HD powering down?

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No, none of that, the Sandy Bridge 1220 Xeon I have in a X9 Supermicro will idle at less than 40w (just the MB, CPU and RAM)

 

Adding drives and SATA controllers even spun down increases that load to 60-75w minimum.

 

Now I'm not sure what 64gb of RAM will require for idle power.  And the 2670 is in a different class, but I hope it can throttle itself down under unRaid when idling.  Usually Windows has the best power management, so that might show us what the best we could hope to attain.

 

 

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No, none of that, the Sandy Bridge 1220 Xeon I have in a X9 Supermicro will idle at less than 40w (just the MB, CPU and RAM)

 

Adding drives and SATA controllers even spun down increases that load to 60-75w minimum.

 

Now I'm not sure what 64gb of RAM will require for idle power.  And the 2670 is in a different class, but I hope it can throttle itself down under unRaid when idling.  Usually Windows has the best power management, so that might show us what the best we could hope to attain.

 

This review has 2 of them at 140W at Idle.

 

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/review/2157206/dual-intel-xeon-e5-2670s

 

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And these guys (source) measured 202W at the wall with an idle system...

I choose the more conservative number of 200W idle for my calculations. I'll measure once I get all the components.

If anyone else has a dual core E5-2670 system, could you post your idle power consumption please?

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And these guys (source) measured 202W at the wall with an idle system...

I choose the more conservative number of 200W idle for my calculations. I'll measure once I get all the components.

If anyone else has a dual core E5-2670 system, could you post your idle power consumption please?

 

But this is with a 140w Quadro 4000 graphics card:

    2 x Xeon E5-2670 2.6GHz

    Supermicro X9DAi

    32GB Supermicro 4GB DDR3-1600 1R 4 ECC REGISTERED

    865W Supermicro PWS-865-PQ

    128GB Crucial M4

    1TB Hitachi HDS721010CLA332

    PNY Quadro 4000

    Windows 7 64-bit Professional

 

http://www.servodata.com.pl/ftp/pny/quadro/Quadro%204000%20Additional%20Power%20Requirements%207-19-10_v1_v1.pdf

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And these guys (source) measured 202W at the wall with an idle system...

I choose the more conservative number of 200W idle for my calculations. I'll measure once I get all the components.

If anyone else has a dual core E5-2670 system, could you post your idle power consumption please?

 

I saw that source info as well, they note that they turned all power saving options off, which is where i am hoping to be well under that. We should see this weekend!

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