Newegg asus barebones server sales

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    That desktop system....man, that's what dreams are made of. If i didn't already get the dual 2011v2's i'd be all over this monster.
     
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    Wife is going to kill me but $500 shipped for ASUS TS700-E8-PS4 (which comes with Z10PE-D16 WS board that goes for that much alone) is a great deal.
     
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    I can see why someone would want one of those but on the flip side you can get an E5 V3/ V4 single system and have more CPU/ RAM than all four nodes even using a single CPU.

    The TS700 5U tower server for $455 is a steal if you can use the chassis.

    The 4P E5 system - super if you can get CPUs and just need lots of RAM and have cheap power.

    We actually have two ASUS servers in the DemoEval lab. They did have small quirks but once ironed out they have been working well.
     
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    Bad timing, right after Christmas. :(
     
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    This Asus 2u 4 node really makes me want to pull the trigger.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
     
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    Until you price out v3 cpus.
     
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    Everyone has different expectations, but v3 QS CPUs are affordable at decently high core counts.

    Rather than fiddle around with 8 core 2670s, you can more than double your core/RU density (and cores/watt density) going v3/v4. If you're colocating, that extra savings in rack space and wattage might pay itself back sooner than you think.
     
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    True but what about finding the proprietary add on cards for the mezzanine slots?
     
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    Here's one for $180: Asus PEB-10G 57840-2S 10G SFP+ Dual Port | eBay

    Not as cheap as the X520-DA2, but still pretty reasonable. Otherwise go buy a NIC for the 16x slot. With the minimal storage on board, depending on your use case you might not need any other expansion cards.
     
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    True, well, the lamest thing about the chassis is how limited the storage is on it, only 8 drives, i'd prefer a full 24 drive array.
     
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    How does Newegg usually run their sales? Does the percent off go up until it sells?
     
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    @Marsh Mine arrives next week. Hopefully I can scrounge up enough CPUs/ RAM. I tried ordering a second and Newegg will not let me use the coupon again!

    How much were those E5-2650 V4's?

    Running a single CPU is still pretty decent.

    The only bummer is that these basically will require using networking cards in the PCIe slot.
     
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    Patrick , Good to know that you also have a 4 nodes ASUS server.

    The E5-2650 are V3 QFSB QS , the seller listed 7 CPU BO $150 each shipped from Texas, seller accepted my first offer $110 each. With 7 E5-2650 V3 CPU at-hand, then I had to buy the ASUS server right away.

    There is a QSFB cpu listing currently on Ebay without bid , 1 hour 49m to go.

    I believed there are 2 PCIe slots, 16x and 8x, the second 8x PCIe slot is shorter than the normal PCIe Low Profile.
    I plan to hack a shorty PCIe mounting socket to mount a Mellanox CX3 card, then use the 16x for SSD.
     
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    Super find on the E5-2650's! I think you should grab that one bidding is open on @Marsh - complete your set.

    I grabbed two low power V4 QS sets (E5-2628L and E5-2650L) to go in the server. My plan is to decommission several servers and use their CPUs for the other sockets if I do go dual CPU. I have servers with only 2x SSDs in 1U or 2U chassis so I think it will be easy to swap out.
     
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    That's a tempting deal if I didn't see so many people having issues with ASUS motherboards, bios, etc all over these forums.
     
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