Intel S1400FP2 LGA1356 UP Motherboard 160$

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Intel Xeon SR0M4 E5-1428L Six Core 1.8 GHz
Pickup 8 E5-1428L $60 each with best offer on Ebay last 2 months
 

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I am looking for low power and not as concerned about speed as these will mostly just be for playing around with so will probably be going with E5-2418L, 50W, 4C/8T. They are cheap to pick up right now but not sure if they are best bang for the buck or not
 

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was just looking around on ebay and it does not appear that there are any 1428L cpus available right now, though will keep my eyes open for them
 

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You are right, I didn't even knew E5-1428L exist, one night, I do not know how I stumbled on it.
2 different ebay sellers both have the E5-1428L chips same night.

The biggest score was last year, 7 C0 and C1 step cpu for $115
7 Intel Xeon Processor's - QBB8 ES 2GHz 15M 7.2 6 Core E5... (181129728438) $114.38
Member id langoria777 | Feedback Score Of 283 | 97.5%
Sale date: 05/05/13
QBGJ x 6 6 cores 2.0ghz step C1
QBB8 x 1 6 cores 2.0ghz step C0
 

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From past notes

Sept 2014
ASUS Z9NA-D6
Dual E5-2430L Cinebench R15 1478cb

Aug 18 2014
SuperMicro single E5-2430L with 24gb Windows 2012 R2 CineBench R15 = 561 cb
power consume 40-50w idle

Oct 1 2014
Intel Dual CPU board
WS12R2 with E5-1428L 6c/12t , idle at 32w , Prime95 load 88w
CineBench R15 451cb

I don't have CineBench for E5-2403, will run CineBench later.
 

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If you are not in a hurry, there will be dual cpu board pop up on ebay for around $100 - $175.
Since a single cpu board have 3 ram slots ( 3 x 8 gb ram ), you may want to have a dual cpu board ( 6 x 8 gb ram ) in case you need more than 24gb memory.
 

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Actually these intel single CPU boards seem to have 6 dimm slots on them which is what drew them to me in the first place when i saw them
 

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You are right, I just look at the pictures, and it shown 6 slots.

Just looking at my notes.
Intel S2400SC2 Server Motherboard
Aug 2 2014 Paid $175 with free shipping at ebay

Different subject,
I noticed the Cinebench , single cpu vs dual cpu, dual cpu is almost 3 times faster than a single cpu.
I needed to rerun the CineBench test.
 

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Thanks for the heads up Patrick on the remote management module, same seller from the OP had the RXXM4_LITE available as well and i was able to pick up a couple of them for 16$ each
 

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One more item i noticed while looking through the documentation for these boards, while intel includes the sas ports on the board you need to have a key installed on the board to enable them.

There are a number of different keys available for sas or sata, as well as raid/non raid and 4 or 8 ports
 

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I do not actively use the sas ports, so I have to find my old notes regarding different keys.

Here is the link for the heatsink that I purchased
Intel E97381-001 LGA1366 Fan / Heatsink - Intel Socket-1366 Cooler

At the time, I purchased the heatsink, if buy 9 pieces, the price drop to $8.50 each
Intel E97381-001 LGA1366 Fan / Heatsink $8.50 x 9 $76.50
Order Date: 06/18/2013
Order Number:

I think they fixed the pricing "bug" now, wish I had brought more heatsink at the time.
 

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Thanks for the link to the heatsink

as for the different keys the part numbers for them along with which is which can be found on page 13/14 of the following document. As well on page 14 there is a listing of which IPMI modules are compatible with these boards

http://download.intel.com/support/m...1400fp/sb/s1400fp_configuration_guide_1_4.pdf

As well a full manual/tech specs document can be found here

Intel® Server Board S1400FP Family —
Technical product specification


To give an idea for key pricing the seller has accepted the following offers
RKSAS8 3 Gb/s C600 8 Port RAID SAS Upgrade Key - 15$
RKSAS8R5 3 Gb/s C600 8 Port RAID SAS Upgrade Key(LSI SW Raid) - 30$
 

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Have you make a offer the ebay seller of E5-2418L?
I am thinking a low ball offer for couple of E5-2418L.

BTW, the Intel heatsink is very quiet, I like it a lot.