Intel Xeon E5-2670 Deal and Price Tracking

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Loving this thread been watching the cpu's since it was originally posted. Got 2 at around $80 each then another 4 when they hit $62. My system was orginally a single socket hexacore socket 2011. I swapped that out for the 2670 and then started the search for motherboards. As many have noted in this thread the prices have skyrocketed due to the massive amount of socket 2011 cpu's for sale. I finally ended up just buying a new X9DR3-F from superbiiz (390ish shipped).

On to the computer porn...
Lian Li PC-D8000
Supermicro X9DR3-F
2x E5-2670
4x4GB G Skill DDR3
Asus Strix Soar
Asus Strix GTX970
Intel RS2BL080
Seasonic SS-660XP
Aquaero 6 Pro
Aquastream XT
Airplex Radical Radiator
Heatkiller IV PRO's
Random NB Block on the RAID Controller

*Power Draw in the second picture is wattage out of the UPS which has the computer plus 2x 27in Ultrasharps and M-Audio BX5 speakers. Under full cpu load I see about 450w draw.

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2x E5-2670 C2
Supermicro X9DRI-LN4F+
Supermicro CSE-745TQ-R920B

Was running my home server on a single Opteron 6276, and decided to go back to Intel instead of dual Opteron. I considered the intel s2600cp board as well, but finally opted for a motherboard that was listed in the Supermicro compatibility list for my case. Really happy with the layout, and hope it will be as stable as my last board.
 
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Loving this thread been watching the cpu's since it was originally posted. Got 2 at around $80 each then another 4 when they hit $62. My system was orginally a single socket hexacore socket 2011. I swapped that out for the 2670 and then started the search for motherboards. As many have noted in this thread the prices have skyrocketed due to the massive amount of socket 2011 cpu's for sale. I finally ended up just buying a new X9DR3-F from superbiiz (390ish shipped).

On to the computer porn...
Lian Li PC-D8000
Supermicro X9DR3-F
2x E5-2670
4x4GB G Skill DDR3
Asus Strix Soar
Asus Strix GTX970
Intel RS2BL080
Seasonic SS-660XP
Aquaero 6 Pro
Aquastream XT
Airplex Radical Radiator
Heatkiller IV PRO's
Random NB Block on the RAID Controller

*Power Draw in the second picture is wattage out of the UPS which has the computer plus 2x 27in Ultrasharps and M-Audio BX5 speakers. Under full cpu load I see about 450w draw.

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IMO that needs to go in the DIY build forum!
 

handruin

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I've been following this thread a bit and I'm interested in building up a system with two of the E5-2670's. I see that Natex has a package with the Intel S2600CP, 128GB RAM, and two E5-2670's (although pricing them out separately is $4 cheaper compared with the package). I was considering giving this a try and mounting it all in a Chenbro RM41300-F 4U rack-mount chassis which fits EEB (12"X13") motherboards and adding a decent PSU and SSDs to get it all going. My goal is to create a home ESXi 6.0 server with his setup.

What I'm unsure of is if I can either make use of the included heat sinks (I suspect not) and if not, what kind of HSF mounting options are there for this board with active fans on them that might fit in a 4U case? Are there other concerns I should be aware of with this motherboard vs paying a bunch more for an ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 for example?

Edit: could I get away with using two of these Noctua NH-L12 120mm HSFs?
 

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I've been following this thread a bit and I'm interested in building up a system with two of the E5-2670's. I see that Natex has a package with the Intel S2600CP, 128GB RAM, and two E5-2670's (although pricing them out separately is $4 cheaper compared with the package).
It's only $475 if you buy all the parts separately.
2 x CPU = $130
Motherboard = $175
2 x 64GB RAM kit = $170
Total = $475

I was considering giving this a try and mounting it all in a Chenbro RM41300-F 4U rack-mount chassis which fits EEB (12"X13") motherboards and adding a decent PSU and SSDs to get it all going. My goal is to create a home ESXi 6.0 server with his setup.

What I'm unsure of is if I can either make use of the included heat sinks (I suspect not) and if not, what kind of HSF mounting options are there for this board with active fans on them that might fit in a 4U case? Are there other concerns I should be aware of with this motherboard vs paying a bunch more for an ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 for example?

Edit: could I get away with using two of these Noctua NH-L12 120mm HSFs?
Get 2 of the Supermicro 4U HSF's (SNK-P0050AP4)? If they fit in a 4U Supermicro I'd expect them to fit another 4U enclosure.
 

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Will the S2600CP board natex.us is selling run a standard PCIe x16 graphics card (for driving a monitor or even just compute)?
 
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jwegman

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Howdy all,

I've just been introduced to this forum (specifically this thread) via reference from an unRAID Good Buys forum thread discussing this same topic.

I've also jumped onto the natex.us mobo/cpu/ram purchase recently, so I began trolling ebay for the corresponding Intel server chassis components and found there to be (what I consider) fantastic deals on NIB surplus P4000M family chassis's and accessories such as the proper passive heat sinks and air shrouds (with unique cable kits).

For example, there is one of my new favorite ebay sellers who has a metric $hit ton of Intel surplus stock, many of which is NIB. While they advertise fairly high starting and Buy it Now prices, they've been very receptive to Offers that are significantly lower than advertised.

Thus far, I've purchased two NIB Intel P4000M chassis (4u); the first with 8x3.5" HSBP, 2x120mm fixed fans, and single 550 watt PS. They accepted a $150 offer (+$30 shipping):
"Intel P4308XXMHEN Server Chassis 4U Rack, 550W New Bulk Packaging"
Intel P4308XXMHEN Server Chassis 4U Rack, 550W New Bulk Packaging

The 2nd; 16x2.5" HSBP, 2x120mm fixed fans, and dual 720 watt PS. They accepted a $100 offer (+$30 shipping):
"Intel P4216XXMHGR Server Chassis 4U Rack 750W Hot-Swap New Bulk Packaging"
Intel P4216XXMHGR Server Chassis 4U Rack 750W Hot-Swap New Bulk Packaging

...they also have other chassis configurations such as 8x3.5" HSBP, 5x80mm redundant fans, and several different PS configs...

S2600CP specific NIB Air Duct (with unique cable kit). They accepted a $10 offer (+$15 shipping):
"Intel FCPUPMAD Air Duct Required for Intel Server Board S2600CP In P4000M New"
Intel FCPUPMAD Air Duct Required for Intel Server Board S2600CP In P4000M New

P4000M and S2600CP specific NIB Passive heat sinks. Note, I hadn't discovered that this seller carried these; I had purchased them from a different seller for $16 ea, however I wouldn't be surprised if these folks accept $5 (+$9 shipping) for this:
"Intel AUPSRCBTP Single Passive Heat Sink New Bulk Packaging"
Intel AUPSRCBTP Single Passive Heat Sink New Bulk Packaging


So, for those who purchase the Intel S2600CP2J mobo from natex.us and are needing case options, I think these Intel NIB P4000M chassis and accessories to be a darn good match and value at these surplus prices!

Regards,
Jake
 

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Howdy all,

I've just been introduced to this forum (specifically this thread) via reference from an unRAID Good Buys forum thread discussing this same topic.

I've also jumped onto the natex.us mobo/cpu/ram purchase recently, so I began trolling ebay for the corresponding Intel server chassis components and found there to be (what I consider) fantastic deals on NIB surplus P4000M family chassis's and accessories such as the proper passive heat sinks and air shrouds (with unique cable kits).

For example, there is one of my new favorite ebay sellers who has a metric $hit ton of Intel surplus stock, many of which is NIB. While they advertise fairly high starting and Buy it Now prices, they've been very receptive to Offers that are significantly lower than advertised.

Thus far, I've purchased two NIB Intel P4000M chassis (4u); the first with 8x3.5" HSBP, 2x120mm fixed fans, and single 550 watt PS. They accepted a $150 offer (+$30 shipping):
"Intel P4308XXMHEN Server Chassis 4U Rack, 550W New Bulk Packaging"
Intel P4308XXMHEN Server Chassis 4U Rack, 550W New Bulk Packaging

The 2nd; 16x2.5" HSBP, 2x120mm fixed fans, and dual 720 watt PS. They accepted a $100 offer (+$30 shipping):
"Intel P4216XXMHGR Server Chassis 4U Rack 750W Hot-Swap New Bulk Packaging"
Intel P4216XXMHGR Server Chassis 4U Rack 750W Hot-Swap New Bulk Packaging

...they also have other chassis configurations such as 8x3.5" HSBP, 5x80mm redundant fans, and several different PS configs...

S2600CP specific NIB Air Duct (with unique cable kit). They accepted a $10 offer (+$15 shipping):
"Intel FCPUPMAD Air Duct Required for Intel Server Board S2600CP In P4000M New"
Intel FCPUPMAD Air Duct Required for Intel Server Board S2600CP In P4000M New

P4000M and S2600CP specific NIB Passive heat sinks. Note, I hadn't discovered that this seller carried these; I had purchased them from a different seller for $16 ea, however I wouldn't be surprised if these folks accept $5 (+$9 shipping) for this:
"Intel AUPSRCBTP Single Passive Heat Sink New Bulk Packaging"
Intel AUPSRCBTP Single Passive Heat Sink New Bulk Packaging


So, for those who purchase the Intel S2600CP2J mobo from natex.us and are needing case options, I think these Intel NIB P4000M chassis and accessories to be a darn good match and value at these surplus prices!

Regards,
Jake
Damn, they accept really low offers! Good find, and surprising too.