Dual E5 or Single?

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"S" at the end of the SM SKU is for the rectangle CPU socket, non S is for the square holes like are found on consumer X79 boards.

The Hyper 212 Plus and 212 EVO are too tall for 4U enclosures even (tried noting that in the 212+ review)
 

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Yup found that out called them today and have to find two of the SNK-P0048PS. Should have thought about that when I ordered the board but failed since I am used to boxed retail... Have to keep reminding myself that I am in a server environment.
 

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Alright so I have all the parts and have built this monster. Specs listed below
Case - Supermicro SC933T-R760B
Processor - 2x Intel E5-2630's
Heatsink - 2x Supermicro SNK-P0048PS 2U Passive HeatSink
Motherboard - Supermicro X9DRH-7TF
Memory - 6x 8GB Hynix DDR3-1600 8GB 512Mx4 ECC/REG HMT31GR7CFR4C-PBT8
HDD
4x Hitachi 3TB HDS5C3030ALA630
4x WD Black 750GB
1x Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC

Right now I have ESXi 4.1u2 installed on it and have yet to test anything yet. If you have question just ask and I will try to get some more information and specs about the motherboard for you guys like the 10GB interconnect.

Edit: I will also include some pictures of it soon.
 

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I looked at that board but thought for the price it was steep for 10gbE vs a standard board. SAS ports are handy thought.

What are you going to do once you use all the on board SAS controllers?
 
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I looked at that board but thought for the price it was steep for 10gbE vs a standard board. SAS ports are handy thought.

What are you going to do once you use all the on board SAS controllers?

Right now I am using a M1015 flashed as a 9211-8 IT to my Open Indiana ZFS filesystem. Before I had this board I was running a zfs system so I really have no use yet to for the built in RAID card. I know this won't be the truth in a year when I raid 1 a bunch of SSD's but right now that's the way it is.


Also Here are the prices I was given. I used Microland USA and had an excellent experience. From time of order to receive was under 5 days. Including the delay from Supermicro not having the motherboard released yet.

 

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Are those quotes for the Supermicro X9DRH-7TF? If so $660 is awesome!
 

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Just got a note from Supermicro about this board:
1. The LSI controller has 1GB of onboard cache.
2. The CMOS battery is used to retain the BIOS settings if there’s no AC power.
3. LSI 2208 supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60.
4. The x540 has a PCIe 3.0 x8 connection from CPU1. Though the x540 only needs PCIe 2.0, the connection to CPU1 helps reduce latency. Supermicro and most competitors use USB 3.0 on our workstation boards, and USB 2.0 on our serverboards. Server customers typically use USB for HID, serial, or boot flash devices which don't have huge bandwidth requirements.
5. In the specs at the bottom, the SCU SATA ports can do RAID 5 as well.
6. The “schematic” is actually a component placement diagram.
Will update the Supermicro X9DRH-7TF review accordingly.
 
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