definitely way over my budget and needs, i'd probably utilize 2 of the 100gbe ports and 2-3 breakouts to 10/25gbe - really don't have a use for such a monster. honestly at this point im considering the 4x100gbe mikrotik, seems really tempting other than the lack of RoCE
Nice find! I'm fine with ASRock, but would rather pick up a standalone motherboard since I have a 2u SM chassis that I'd like to repurpose. Might pick it up regardless and use the SM as a JBOD if i can find a power boardIf you are fine with Asrock Xeon D-21xx:
Have look here: ASROCK 1U 4 Bay Server S4P2143 Intel D-2143IT 8 Core 2,2 GHz 64GB 2x 10GBe IPMI | eBay
They accept offers and do send offers if you have it on your wishlist. Even an Optane 800 60GB included…
Got one recently for £480 shipped and import fees included.