Dual LGA 2011 Motherboard - $300

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Sleyk

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I saw a few of these boards, and have been actually saving them in my watch list for some time now, but didnt want to pull the trigger on a 2011 board for $300 bucks. I was looking at grabbing 2 cheap 2011 xeon e5's I found for $35 bucks a pop. Think it was 2Ghz or so. I thought about it, then decided I wasn't ready to leave lga 1366 just yet, but those boards do look awesome. Plenty of features and pcie slots.
 

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They are, my assumption is they aren't that popular because of their largess. If I wasn't sticking it in a 846, I probably wouldn't have bought it. The 24 Ram slots and SQUARE heatsink mounts are what sold me. Very few SM dual v1/2 boards have square mounts and that increases the price/options when you shop for heatsinks. Anyway, I thought it was a better value used @ $350 a couple months back vs the asrock boards everyone was raving about for $320 or so. I just wish they would have gone with lsi instead of c606 like they did with some other boards from that era, but then I'm using this as an AIO storage/vm machine...
 

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Yeah, I wondered too. Maybe C606 was cheaper? The Lsi equivalent would have to have been at least a gen 3 2308 chipset, although I wouldnt have minded a 2nd gen 2008 chipset included either.
 

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Sweet! I must say these supermicro boards are nice. I know it sounds weird, but it feels like they make boards especially just for you and your needs! I know this isn't the case, but I get that feeling with them, when I see they add the features we want in their designs. I am actually using supermicro boards for all 5 of my servers since I discovered them, and I haven't looked back! No other motherboard manufacturer seems to have what I want in a server. Well, maybe Asrock is a close second....;). Maybe in the next year or so, if prices shoot down slightly, I might snag one of these. I might even rebuild my current heavy duty servers with them.

I likes Supermicro.
 

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Can X9DR3-LN4F fit in a Phantek Enthoo Pro case?
Sadly, no. The bottom of the board would be blocked by the hook for the PSU shroud.

an Intel S2600CP2J is currently installed, the X9DR3-LN4F+ is 1.68 inches taller, just a little too big.


I goofed, it does fit, taking up space at the top. 6 of the bottom standoffs line up, the top ones do not.
 

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Boddy

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Just an update. After an initial low ball offer of $240. I managed to pick up 2 @ $270 each. FYI.
(Seems seller has couple of listings of same board).
 

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Does this board by chance support amd crossfire? I like to game besides workstation use for software development.
 

wildpig1234

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This is real nice for WS with usb3 and 7.1 sound onboard and reasonable price. Too bad v3 and v4 cpu are still so freaking expensive.... is there anything similarwise to e5-2670 speedwise that's at least reasonably priced? DDR4 still more expensive than DDR3...