A case for onboard components

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  1. Patrick

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    Interesting note. Today I looked at LSI 9207-8i cards and $300 seems to be market price and a dual port gigabit NIC is at least $55 (usually more.) Got me thinking about looking at motherboards with them built-in and then subtracting $300 for the SAS 2308 and $55 if there is a quad NIC (since most server boards have at least two NICs.) There are not many/ any LGA 1155 boards with a LSI SAS 2308 so I wanted to look at LGA 2011 boards with these components built-in.

    Supermicro X9DA7 = $525 so you are basically spending $225 for the board. A LGA 1155 server board costs more
    Supermicro X9DR7-LN4F = $550 which taking $300 for the LSI SAS2308 controller and a quad i350 NIC extra dual NIC is at least $55 so that would make the motherboard effectively $195 as opposed to purchasing them separately.
    Supermicro X9DRD-7LN4F = $520 you do not get as many onboard SATA ports (more to the level of a LGA 1155 board) but the onboard components leave the motherboard at $175

    As a comparison the X9SCM-iiF is about $200.

    The bad side is that you cannot take the components out and redeploy them. The plus side is that it actually makes LGA 2011 look a little bit better price wise even for single-CPU configurations especially since you have room to expand.
     
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  2. ehorn

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    If we examine the X9DRH-7TF @ $710

    subtract $540 for the Intel X540
    and subtract $250 for LSI-2208

    Then we are making $80 by purchasing this board...

    My wife shops like this... lol... I am going to try in out on her... :)

    peace,
     
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  3. MiniKnight

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    This has been true for a while. Also cannot replace the components as easily. Intel nics have lifetime warranties I think too.

    ehorn - LSI SAS2208 is more than $250!
     
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    It is?!? Awesome!!!! Should make an even more compelling argument for the Mrs...!

    lol...

    But to be serious, If the board has the features that fit the solution. It is all good. Even better when you can save a bit of money for those features (on board).

    peace,
     
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