Intel Xeon E3-1220 for storage servers

Patrick

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Simply a newer chipset/platform. Plus if you have your own SAS controller, no need to have one integrated.

EDIT: Just looked at my Provantage order again - "The expected shipping date for this order is Monday, April 4, 2011." nice

I'm going to see who else I can get one from.
That sounds about right.
 

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Anyone know of a placeholder cpu I can use until this nda thing is over in april? What's the cheapest SB cpu that will still work on the x9scm?
 
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Probably the new core i3 or i5 model (LGA 1155 version). The new boards should support the lower end Core i3 and/or i5 LGA 1155 CPUs also.
 

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Except with an i3 or i5 then one wouldn't be able to use the Kingston ECC memory such as that from the X8SIF boards, correct? If I'd have to get new memory too then the placeholder CPU idea is out the window.
 

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I'd bet you could use the UDIMMs with an i3 or i5 you just won't get the benefits of ECC. BTW sent you a reply to the PM so it may be moot.
 

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Well as far as the X8 series of Supermicro boards went, the i3 series supported ECC ram when paired with a server chipset. It was only officially mentioned on a Nexenta and SuperMicro form. But it is supported by the i3 chips...
 
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Quick question...

As I'm using an old Xeon X3350 in my daily workstation/semi-gamer machine.
I'm going for a Xeon again, and think I'm settling with a E3-1240 for my new system... BUT!!???!?

Seeing you did your review with an 'unsupported non-xeon' board(Asus H67 based), does this mean I should be able to pop a 1240 into... Say an Asus P67 Sabertooth? And don't have to go with an Asus WS-series board, or be tied to the cXXX series server chipsets...?


My shopping list so far:

-Intel Xeon E3-1240 (replacing my X3350)
-Asus P67 Sabertooth (replacing my Asus P5E Vanille X38)
-16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (2 kits of CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8) (replacing 4x2GB Corsair DDR2-800 DHX)





the rest of my current system I'll keep and upgrade over the summer
-Gigabyte GeForce 570GTX OC Windforce
-1000w Corsair HX1000
-CoolerMaster ATCS 840
-1x Intel X25M-G2 80GB
-5x 2TB WD RE4-GP
 

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Looks like a decent chance I'll have a Sabertooth in the next few weeks. From what I have seen thus far these chips are working. If you aren't going to use ECC memory though, I would strongly recommend just getting a Core i7-2600K and being done with it. You have pretty high-end stuff and the chips hit 4GHz even on the stock Intel cooler.
 

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gotz mine

I got my E3-1275 but have no board for it. I placed my order with provantage 2/12 arrived 3/7 paid $363 shipped. Still waiting for the server boards to be released so I can test this sucker out.
 

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If you want to just use the thing, you can get a H67 board and it will most likely work. I was using an ASUS P8H67-M EVO
 

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Looks like a decent chance I'll have a Sabertooth in the next few weeks. From what I have seen thus far these chips are working. If you aren't going to use ECC memory though, I would strongly recommend just getting a Core i7-2600K and being done with it. You have pretty high-end stuff and the chips hit 4GHz even on the stock Intel cooler.
Ok, nice. Would be nice to see if it's just 'drop-in' in P67 variants (especially Asus) since the P8H67-M Evo of yours seems to run your 1220 and 1230.

I was considering ECC-Memory and the metioned SuperMicro X9-variants. But I'll miss my GTX570(lack of x16 port) and eventually 7th and 8th SATA port as on Sabertooth (and some other P67 boards) as I'm considering adding 6xhdd's 1xssd and 1xoptical

I don't really know about just getting the i7-2600K, I know the chips are 99.99% identical, but my experience with Xeon branded CPU's are just that much better.

And funnily enough, the i7-2600K is almost 75$ more than the E3-1240 around here
 
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The big difference now is that if you did want to overclock, you basically need the i7-2600K, and if you go that route 4.4GHz+ is not too hard to hit. So you are comparing a E3-1240 at 3.3GHz versus an i7-2600K at 4.4GHz. This is a huge departure from the LGA 1156 and 1366 days where the Xeon chips were identical. Plus, with the i7-2600K you get an integrated GPU which you do not get with the E3-1240 (the E3-1245 has this though).
 

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Oh yeah that's another thing, since using a GTX570, integrated gpu is a waste for me, and just adding to TDP (i7 95w as to E3-1240 80w)

aaaand not planing on OC'ing, not really just want a super stable system without sacrificing the GTX570
 

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Mind making a thread here with your experiences? I am sure a lot of people would be interested.
Well, I would be happy to, unfortunately my vendor just dumped by e3-1230 order, so other than hi res pics, I wouldn't be able to offer much :)
I did try dropping in a 2500k that I had laying around awaiting a z68 board, but that wouldn't post.
So back to waiting like everyone else now, unless you know of a hidden source for the new xeons? :)