Xeon E5 ES friendly server motherboard with IP KVM?

Gio

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Hi there,

I've reached the bottleneck of my Lenovo TS440 machine and I am looking at upgrading to the E5 2600 v4 (or v3) LGA2011-3 series CPUs, it looks like there are a few "engineering samples" out there going for cheaper than retail.

I was wondering is there a list somewhere listing the motherboard manufacturer and the models that has been tested to work fine with these unofficial "engineering samples" CPUs?

I've seen a lot of mention of X99 boards that support them but I am looking for a server grade motherboard that allows remote management (IP KVM/IPMI 2.0).... I am also curious if Lenovo server motherboards allow ES cpus since Lenovo hardware seems to be cheap on ebay (vs. dell, hp).

Thanks in advance...
 

Gio

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any of them in general should work? or are there a few that are picky?

I haven't had the best of luck with Supermicro in the past (super picky about ECC ram - but that board was an X8)
 

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I've never had a problem with them with E5 ES and I've tried well over a dozen different x9 and x10 boards with them.
 
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