44 cores 512gb X10DRG-Q 4-way SLI

Venturi

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In the end I found a motheboard and I think I am going to try the building of the system...

Do you know @Venturi if the space between GPU slots are standard spacing (4 centimeters)?¿?

I have attached two pictures to this post:

One shows distances between the holes of the board
The other one is the tray I have to fix the board. That tray has 11 slots for cards...

With the one that have the distances and looking at my tray it seams that I can fix the board to the tray in at least four holes...

What do you think about that @Venturi

Thanks again
Manuel

It seems that the holes on that side of the board (gpu) are the standard distance, except for the bottom one in the corner, at least from where I am looking. You may have to post one separately in the corner. At least from my view
 

mlaznar

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It seems that the holes on that side of the board (gpu) are the standard distance, except for the bottom one in the corner, at least from where I am looking. You may have to post one separately in the corner. At least from my view
I do not know whether you can confirm or not if the distance between each PCI express x16 slot is the standard one (that is 4 centimeters). In the picture with the holes distances there are 4 black lines that represent the distance between each GPU slot. I want to know if that distance is FOUR centimeters...It would be great if you can confirm that point...
 

Venturi

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The distance between each pci slot is the standard distance down to the .100 of a millimiter
 

mlaznar

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I don’t know, I didn’t use the io shield, I don’t even know where it might be ;)
Hello again venturi,

A guy from the UK was selling this motherboard (SuperMicro X10DRG-Q) and have the board on hand and as you know he gave me the picture with the distances. In the end he is going to keep the motherboard because he found very cheap CPUs...

I ask him a few more questions about the distance because he has the board cleared to look at distances in between the holes and PCI express...and he said the following about it:

"""The distance between the slots is standard on all motherboards. 2 PCIE brackets width, it's universal.
The distance on the blue line you drew is the same distance as on the one I did on the other side, 15.5
The little pink distance is about 1.5-2.5 cm.

Hope this helps...

Any case that can take extended atx will be compatible with it. Not all your holes will align but you don't need all of them anyway..."""


What do think venturi?¿?
 

Venturi

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I'm in possession of two spare boards (x10drg-q) if you are interested.

I am a big fan of silent, so the less fans the better. I use the P3 series from thermal-take but reqires modification.

There are of course some huge cases that can do it if you don't mind oversize (I am a fan of smallest footprint possible x power and Silence)

some of the cases from CaseLabs will fit it in the HPTX category
 
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Venturi

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Ah honesty...
...they are both “used” by me to the extent I bought them as back ups and tested them by putting in ram chips and power. Then put away in a box of my boards

I have 4, I’m considering 2 as now unnecessary as my original board is still flawless. The one extra board is going into a similar build but using my prior 4 Titan XP quad Sli and my prior pair of e5-2699 v3

That leaves me 3 boards: 1 spare and 2 that I don’t think I’ll need.

I hope that answers the question.

Price:
As they are both "used" and originally about $640 each and I want to make some room in my study/lab (moving house) I would let both go (package deal) for $200 total (plus shipping).

rules: I'm doing this because I like this forum and members, For 100 bucks a board I will not be responsible for anything after the transaction. I do have a perfect reputation. If for some reason a board gives you issues, you still have the other one.


suggestions:
put bios 3.0 only on the board
DO NOT put the Specter variant BS microcode bios 3.1 on it cuz it slows everything down.
The 3.0 bios is no longer available on the supermicro site, so I will be happy to email it to you.

Bios flashing: --> done by onboard utility. piece of cake.

You must use the "maintenance mode" jumper to flash the bios, after flash put the jumper back in its original position.



Anyhow, let me know. Just trying to do you a favor
 

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mlaznar

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Ah honesty...
...they are both “used” by me to the extent I bought them as back ups and tested them by putting in ram chips and power. Then put away in a box of my boards

I have 4, I’m considering 2 as now unnecessary as my original board is still flawless. The one extra board is going into a similar build but using my prior 4 Titan XP quad Sli and my prior pair of e5-2699 v3

That leaves me 3 boards: 1 spare and 2 that I don’t think I’ll need.

I hope that answers the question.

Price:
As they are both "used" and originally about $640 each and I want to make some room in my study/lab (moving house) I would let both go (package deal) for $200 total (plus shipping).

rules: I'm doing this because I like this forum and members, For 100 bucks a board I will not be responsible for anything after the transaction. I do have a perfect reputation. If for some reason a board gives you issues, you still have the other one.


suggestions:
put bios 3.0 only on the board
DO NOT put the Specter variant BS microcode bios 3.1 on it cuz it slows everything down.
The 3.0 bios is no longer available on the supermicro site, so I will be happy to email it to you.

Bios flashing: --> done by onboard utility. piece of cake.

You must use the "maintenance mode" jumper to flash the bios, after flash put the jumper back in its original position.



Anyhow, let me know. Just trying to do you a favor
rules: ....For 100 bucks a board I will not be responsible for anything after the transaction.
The boards are reported to be working I guess...the thing is: you havent been playing with them since you got them?¿? I suppose the CPU pins on the sockets are okay?¿? I know that for that litle money you wont be responsible...

Wowwwwww really $200 for 2 boards REALLYYYYY?¿ I am very surprised...

I looked at the image, are you going to send each of them inside its SuperMicro motherboard box...If I m not wrong under the board, there is a SuperMicro board...

Do you have I/O shields for the boards?¿ If not, nothing happens because I have seen some on eBay...

About how to do the payment...PayPal or whatever?¿? About the shipping USPS or whatever?¿?

Please can we take the comunication by email?¿?


I am really interested please we can comunicate,
Manuel Luis Aznar
 

Venturi

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The boards are reported to be working I guess...the thing is: you havent been playing with them since you got them?¿? I suppose the CPU pins on the sockets are okay?¿? I know that for that litle money you wont be responsible...

Wowwwwww really $200 for 2 boards REALLYYYYY?¿ I am very surprised...

I looked at the image, are you going to send each of them inside its SuperMicro motherboard box...If I m not wrong under the board, there is a SuperMicro board...

Do you have I/O shields for the boards?¿ If not, nothing happens because I have seen some on eBay...

About how to do the payment...PayPal or whatever?¿? About the shipping USPS or whatever?¿?

Please can we take the comunication by email?¿?


I am really interested please we can comunicate,
Manuel Luis Aznar
I sent you a pm/conversation
 
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Hi,

I try to follow the projects since the "FULLY FUNCTIONAL 4-WAY PASCAL SLI".
After cheap project with dual E5-2687W without obtain full SLI Bandwidth:confused:, i will like to try E5-2697V3 (with dual 14 core minimum needed) with supermicro X10DRG-Q:D.

but impossible to find first 3.0 Bios supermicro X10DRG-Q...:rolleyes:

From i remerber, a special SLI harness needed...?

Thanks
 

Venturi

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Hi,

I try to follow the projects since the "FULLY FUNCTIONAL 4-WAY PASCAL SLI".
After cheap project with dual E5-2687W without obtain full SLI Bandwidth:confused:, i will like to try E5-2697V3 (with dual 14 core minimum needed) with supermicro X10DRG-Q:D.

but impossible to find first 3.0 Bios supermicro X10DRG-Q...:rolleyes:

From i remerber, a special SLI harness needed...?

Thanks

I replied to your personal email and sent information including the 3.0 bios
 

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I just wanted to bump this thread to say HOLY SHIT THAT COMPUTER OF YOURS @Venturi, it's awesome! It's been far too long that I seen someone do such a insane build like this!
 
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Venturi

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"Why Xeon though, didn't want to wait for Epyc 2?"


There are no dual epic motherboards with 4x gpu capability, sound, etc. (workstation)

otherwise I would have used one
 
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