I am in the UK (London) and would be very happy to consider purchasing this if the time is right, etc.if you put a good passive heatsink on the CPU and a fan over the X-540 heatsinks then it's near silent (even with the side off my case)
I am not using mine much anymore so may look to sell soon (UK only)
agreed, can you think of any budget friendly alternatives? RJ-45 specifically...?They pull a lot of power for a lightly used home server.
Yeah, my old netgear home router probably used about 10W. This uses around 65W (and I still have the netgear as a wireless AP).They pull a lot of power for a lightly used home server.
Yep considering the power difference probably amounts to $10 USD for the whole year (if even that much).Yeah, my old netgear home router probably used about 10W. This uses around 65W (and I still have the netgear as a wireless AP).
But, on the upside, it's got opnsense installed, and I....
a) have never had a bittorrent like download slow down due to router getting overloaded
b) haven't had anything like a whiff of a quality of service complain (streaming, Zoom etc)
c) have been confident that any time I lose internet connection, the solution is always to restart the cable modem to my dumb ISP, never the router.
and eventually I'll get some other device that supports 10GB RJ45 so I can actually use all those great ports
so it's probably worth the power wastage.
Power is expensive in Denmark, so even a small homelab runs up into more than $1000 USD per year in power.Power isn't as big a factor in home labs as it is in the datacenter--unless your homelab looks like a datacenter.
Since you modified the chassis from non-stock with the Noctua, no Supermicro board will "just work" any longer.I recently got this board off EBay. Flashed the new Bios from Ez and then reset IPMI with IPMItools. It's a cool board. I'm a huge fan of oddballs but I decided to go with something that I can put in my CSE-731I-300B chassis (X10-SLF). The bios fan control completely freaked out when I mixed an 80mm Noctua with 120mm fans so YMMV depending on your setup. A fun project but I need "just works" for labs/self-study.
I guess I wasn't very clear. I didn't do anything to that chassis. I want to reuse it and repurpose the board that's in there to storage. I don't think this board would fit in there anyway.Since you modified the chassis from non-stock with the Noctua, no Supermicro board will "just work" any longer.
Either install the stock fan, or modify the IPMI fan settings like the rest of us.
Interesting. Does the new ipmi do anything useful?Upgraded the ipmi on the board from 3.84 to 3.90.
Used the ipmi firmware for the X10SLH-F for the upgrade.
Did a backup in case anything went wrong but seems to be working fine.
Not that I can see.Interesting. Does the new ipmi do anything useful?
oh yeah unless you have 'issues with kvm console' i guess it's not a big deal.Not that I can see.
Release notes: https://www.supermicro.com/Bios/softfiles/12118/X10SLH-F_IPMI_3_90_release_notes.pdf
I'm on mobile right now so can't give specifics.I plan to get this board to replace my old SuperMicro board. However I am planning to place it in a regular full tower case that accepts e-ATX. Is the board mount holes standard ATX/M-ATX holes?
Second, I see SATA 4 and SATA 5 is in a yellow port, are they different?
Third, is there a manual?
Forth, what is the status on BIOS and IPMI firmware?
Fifth, Are there I/O plates out there? or these boards come out from the 1U unit it's actually part of it?
yeah I saw the ebay for the I/O plate $21 pretty stiff for a little plate like that. I will just have it open till the prices comes down.It uses SM I/O plates, could be purchased on Ebay, or SM store.