WTB: Supermicro X9SCM-F or X9SCM-iiF, E3-1260L or E3-1256L, 32GB ECC UDIMM

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WTB: Supermicro X9SCM-F or X9SCM-iiF, E3 Xeon, 32GB ECC UDIMM

I'm building an ESX lab, need parts!

(Quantity:2) Motherboard: Supermicro X9SCM-F or X9SCM-iiF
(Quantity:2) CPU: LGA1155 Xeon (ie E3-1260L, E3-1265Lv2, E3-1230, E3-1230v2)
(Quantity:2 sets) RAM: 32GB ECC (4x8GB UDIMM)
 
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TheBay

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If you are putting in 4x8GB I highly recommend the following ram:

Crucial certified 100% compatible: CT102472BD160B 8GB DDR3L 1600MT/s (PC3-12800) DR x8 ECC UDIMM 240p

I run this ram in all my X9 boards, no problems at all and these boards are fussy on ram especially 8gb sticks! A lot of Kingston certified ram doesn't work so save yourself any hassle and get this :)

Also, I would look at the e-3 1230/1230v2? It's almost twice as fast and cheaper, unless there is a real reason you need that specific CPU? You can't use the onboard graphics in the above boards and the 1230v2 although a 65watt CPU barely gets near that and runs nice and cool.
 
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If you are putting in 4x8GB I highly recommend the following ram:

Crucial certified 100% compatible: CT102472BD160B 8GB DDR3L 1600MT/s (PC3-12800) DR x8 ECC UDIMM 240p

I run this ram in all my X9 boards, no problems at all and these boards are fussy on ram especially 8gb sticks! A lot of Kingston certified ram doesn't work so save yourself any hassle and get this :)
Thanks very much. Very good info

Also, I would look at the e-3 1230/1230v2? It's almost twice as fast and cheaper, unless there is a real reason you need that specific CPU? You can't use the onboard graphics in the above boards and the 1230v2 although a 65watt CPU barely gets near that and runs nice and cool.
I'm only interested in low power. The 1230 and 1230v2 are rated at 80W TDP and 69W TDP respectively. Compared to the Low Power CPUs which are 45W. My thinking is, this will let me run my fans slower and quieter and save on power bills
 

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45 vs 69 watt tdp arnt that much different in the real world, the 1230v2 is the best bang for buck and efficiency ratio out there. It never hits that stated TDP and will probably save money as it will do things more quickly and also will require less power to do the same job as its a quicker CPU and improved fab process over sandy. Also if it did hit a little more power on occasions that difference between the two we are talking pence/cents over months of use. A couple of wallwarts left in not doing anything uses more power :)

Hope I'm not hijacking your wanted thread, but its worth having a look at real world figures etc for that CPU.


Those SM boards have an "optimal" fan setting in the bios and mine sit around 950rpm sometimes hit 1050! Never ramp up even under load. I had prime 95 stress testing the box and it didn't break a sweat.

Please ignore FAN4 and FANA as that's for the SAS

 
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You're right. I will broaden my search to include E3-1230 and E3-1230v2. Thanks for the info very appreciated
 

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I have a X9SCM-O and E3-1230 I'm about to post up on eBay. Please PM with an offer if your interested. Thanks!