Anyone have any hands-on experience with these OEM motherboard with x79 chipset on eBay?
I like that they support registered memory which I have some lying around and are cheaper to buy. I also like that they come in M-ATX form factor for a smaller build.
The only question is longevity and...
I got two computers directly attached via 540-T2 10GBe cards.
One is a dual E5-2670 workstation running windows 10.
The other is the NAS with E3-1265v3 and 24 GB Ram.
The disks in the NAS are 4x4Tb WD, and 4x4Tb Seagate.
I have it configured as Raidz50 - striped raidz pool.
I am running samba...
Up to $73 now. Should have bought more when it was at $63. Been following the stock market and I swear they are strongly correlated. It collapsed below $100 when stocks took a dive and now they have rebounded, so have the prices.
geez. And I had just bought a x540-t2 today. For some reason I thought SFP+ cables are like $100+. Two of these cards and cables will still be less than what I paid for the x540-t2. Besides cost, any reason to choose one over the other?
Interesting the way you populated your dimms. Shouldn't you be using all blues or all blacks first so you can get the most bandwidth (quad channel across 2 cpus)? BTW, what kind of RAM are those? They look nice. ECC REG?