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T_Minus

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@i386 Many optane will be involved :) will share build when we get there in a couple weeks, in another thread.

It's amazing how much more affordable these chassis are than DIYing a NVME solution with >4 with the cabling, AOC, backplanes , etc...

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Klee

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Now I can fill my three open computer servers with 64 GB per node.

All three servers are running E5-2650L cpu's since I did not like the heat that the E5-2665's pumped out running at %100. These run much cooler.

I was wanting the most cores with the lowest tdp as possible and not the absolute highest performance.

I have zero experience with Nanya brand ram but the green heat sinks will look pretty in the servers.:)
 

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Klee

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Can you mount a EEB size motherboard in a mid tower case with zero mods?

Well yes you can.;)

Rosewill makes this one that I bought two on sell from Newegg about two years ago at less than $40.00 each.

Its limited to three hard drives and two SSD's and a EVGA 1000 watt power supply is a real tight fit so I went with a 750 watt version since its about an inch shorter.
 

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Not gonna have any 'sauce' due to the nature/industry and environment I work in but I have had some recent pleasure/pain working on some Atos BullSequana S800 nodes monster x86 proprietary interconnect servers for SAP HANA internal ERP system/s.

Total juice per S800 system equates to 448 cores of Intel Scalable gen 2 8276M procs, 12TB memory (6TB DDR4 DRAM/6TB NVDIMM's), 12 ports of 32Gbps FC HBA's, and 12 ports of 40GbE Ethernet.

4 of these systems, $100K per node, $400K each S800 frame, totaling $1.6M across four frames...not my $$$ but I do enjoy spending it! HA
 
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Dreece

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Not exactly pron, but hey with how cheap high-cap sas/nvme 2.5 ssds are going, I thought I'd flesh out one of the servers so I can fill her up good and proper as and when the drive deals land... ;)

 

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"I have a unlimited budget, more money than sense, and want the best of the best when it comes to mobile workstations. What should I get?"

Answer: Behold! Ladies and gentlemen, here's what a Dell Precision M6500 Covet looks like with the highest specs you can get from Dell:


Precision M6500 Covet, Burnt Orange chassis
Intel Core i7-940XM
Nvidia Quadro 5000M
32GB RAM
Samsung SM863 960GB SSD
WUXGA RGBLED display with Covet Edge-to-Edge Glass
Intel Ultimate-N 6300
Dell 410 UWB & 365 Bluetooth
Windows 7 Ultimate Dell OEM
 
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