POWEREDGE C6320 Node 150-200 usd

Vit K

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I have searched for a replacement of my 2011 Sandy platform (C8220) for some time and finally found direct upgrade from the Dell:

Dual LGA 2011-3, 16 DDR4 slots, 8 SAS ports, Dual 10Gbe, probably same power cable as C8220/C6220:

$205 Offer accepted (with a riser and heatsinks): 4FNTC DELL POWEREDGE C6320 SYSTEM BOARD MOTHERBOARD | eBay

$148 Nothing except motherboard and enclosure: Dell Poweredge C6320 CTO Barebone Server Node | eBay

It was 300-500 before so it might be a great deal for ones that not searching for the easy ways or want to upgrade, like me. Most information required to run C6320 and examples of great dyi cases is in this thread: https://forums.servethehome.com/ind...redge-c8220-build-and-questions.11292/page-23

Also, here is quanta node for $50 with heatsinks but it is unclear how to power it up and get any output:
Quanta X898568-001 Dual Socket LGA2011-R E5-2600 V3 Blade Motherboard/Heatsinks | eBay
(OK, all info is here but nobody tried it yet i guess https://www.opencompute.org/documents/microsoft-ocs-v2-chassis-management)
 
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Markess

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Looks very complicated.

The hardest work in these projects is figuring out how to do it in the first place. For the older model boards, C8220/C6220 people have already figured all that out, including which hardware versions of the board actually work outside a node chassis and all the rest of the little details like activating SATA/SAS ports, fans, and etc.

Now that the LGA 2011-3 boards seem to be hitting the secondary market, someone will need to check all that out again with the newer generation.
 

Aristotle-Alexander

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hey i'm really interested in purchasing a few of the
Quanta X898568
so that i can setup a crypto mining farm, i know how to build pcs but servers are different, so i need to learn a lot, i've mailed that garland computer store that is selling these boards, but definitely looking for any advice I can get.
 

Vit K

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Quanta X898568
I bought one of these for 50 usd I believe. It still laying on the shelf. It will be royal pain to make it work, even to power on. Every connector is proprietary, not a single management port or standard PCIe exposed. I recall I have found part numbers and pinouts on OCP site but you have to order these risers somewhere or order to MAKE them.
I currently happy with C6320 witch have all convenient ports like 10 gbe and not require risers.