Is there any m-atx boards to take advantage of cheap Xeon E7 v2 processors?

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  1. jang430

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    Nope.

    Not a good deal for an E7 Xeon, either.
     
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  3. linuxmanbg

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    Because no motherboard available or not atx just eatx and bigger.
     
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  4. jang430

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    That's why :D .
     
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  5. cheezehead

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    mATX boards didn't exist in the mainstream for LGA2011. They are common place with LGA2011-3 boards (ie E5/E7 v3 models). There are some v2 compatible ATX boards, otherwise you could take a look at some of the proprietary formats and might find something that may fit with some case dremeling.
     
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    Xeon E7 is not 2011 or 2011-3 It's 2011-1 and they're not compatible. The only boards for the E7 line are proprietary. Even Supermicro doesn't have a board for E7 v2 CPUs aside from a single one that's to be used in multi-node chassis. Everything else winds up with memory risers and proprietary power connectors, so no chance of putting them in a regular case. There's a reason the CPUs go for so little. A few years ago it was the same story with E7 v1 CPUs (which are socket 1567).
     
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  7. AXm77

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    How about "non-existing" :D Asus Rampage IV Gene - mATX with LGA 2011 supporting Xeons E5 V2 (and NVMe too).

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    I have one of these, it's great. E5-1650 v2 overclocked to 4.5 GHz on all cores.
     
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  9. cheezehead

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    So they do exist, not many popping on ebay for cheap...most $300 with some lucky auctions around $150.
     
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  10. mineblaster

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    um... that xeon is lga 1567 .so matx arent a thing for that motherboard as are used in quad socket system like like hp dl580 gen7
    e5 xeons are lga 2011 like 2690 v2 or 2697 v2
     
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  12. Sable

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    The problem lies with the socket. E7 v2 are designed for LGA2011-1 socket which is diffrent from the 2011-0 socket (that is used in the x79 motherboards). Simply put, the E7 v2 processors DO NOT FIT in anything you can find other than expensive proprietary motherboards with at least 2 sockets minimum (to my best knowledge) and those are hard to find.
     
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    For what its worth...

    The Xeon "EX" series E7-xxxx V2 and V3 CPUs share the same socket (LGA 2011-1), and Intel designed them to have backward/forward compatibility. So, its possible that motherboards designed for Haswell EX (Xeon E7-xxxx V3) will also work with this CPU (assuming the vendor didn't lock the CPU selection). Broadwell EX (Xeon E7-xxxx V4) also used this socket, but I don't know if the compatibility extended to them when the process shrank from 22 to 14nm.

    I doubt the Haswell EX (Xeon E7-xxxx V3) boards are any cheaper though.
     
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