EU [UK] Supermicro X11SSV-M4F £215

TedB

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It seems to me that this is normal distribution channel price.

What would you use these board for ? Did you consider X11SDV series ?
 

anoother

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Interesting... Never seen it priced that low.

Considering use as a general-purpose workstation (+ hackintosh, if possible)

X11SDV looks like an awesome platform, and could be perfect for my needs, but a little overkill.

I wasn't planning to upgrade my current setup (Gigabyte GA-6LISL-based) beyond a Broadwell (w/ Iris Pro) Xeon. This board comes in at around the same price as doing that + allows me to re-use my SATA DOM as well as add NVMe storage.
 

tomaash

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Thanks, snatched one. This forum is making me broke.
It looks like quite good all in one VDI playground. Or in worst case an overpowered firewall/IDS/IPS.
 

zeynel

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nice find!
snached one too.

a good extension node for my Minio cluster :)

thank you
 

anoother

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The seller has some more interesting stuff listed today... Xeon D systems with 10G.

There was an ITX system that sold before I could get to it; maybe someone should snag the 1U FlexATX ones before I'm tempted to build *another* storage box!
 

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RedX1

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This is a quirky motherboard.



I use this unit for Virtual Hosted Desktop server. I use the iGPU for virtualisation only – Remote Desktop. I use the DVI for local access via VGA.

I learned about this board by installing Win 10. Win 10 will load all the drivers automatically. I could not find any way to download them from the SM servers.

This guide may help you to use the board for a CentOS server.

Install Intel Media Studio SDK and GPU driver from Intel Media Server Studio 2018 R1 – CentOS 7 (7.4.1708) | Any IT here? Help Me!

I hope you have fun.


RedX1
 
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Hansf

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Thanks.

How does that work; will it allow you to use the iGPU (as opposed to AST2400) via the DVI-A port, or just enable iGPU for virtualization?

I received my board yesterday. Planning to design and 3D print an 80mm fan shroud/mount, as it only has a passive cooler.
If you make a 3dprint kan you share the file? I also need to cool the cpu. Anyone have any other great ideas about cooling it?
 

anoother

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I've finally got my board installed and running.

Don't think I'll have room to make a universal cooling bracket, will probably be integrating one into the case.

One quirk I've noticed - Quickstart poster says the pin next to + for power LED is 3.3V standby, and there don't seem to be any ground pins near it. So how do you actually wire up the LED?
 

anoother

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Don't think I'll have room to make a universal cooling bracket, will probably be integrating one into the case.
Well, after a LOT of ruminating on a specific duct for my case, I went and made a generic duct/bracket instead... does anyone want the STL?

It's designed for M3 brass threaded inserts, but I've just checked and normal fan screws fit work also.

EDIT: I uploaded images, but they don't seem to be appearing?

EDIT: pictures: X11SSV-M4F 3D-printed fan mount
 
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zeynel

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Well, after a LOT of ruminating on a specific duct for my case, I went and made a generic duct/bracket instead... does anyone want the STL?

It's designed for M3 brass threaded inserts, but I've just checked and normal fan screws fit work also.

EDIT: I uploaded images, but they don't seem to be appearing?

EDIT: pictures: X11SSV-M4F 3D-printed fan mount

oh yes please :) great Job