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Alan Carvalho de Assis

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Looking for a low cost mainboard with 4 CPU slots
« on: July 19, 2015, 07:23:36 am »
Hi Andy,

Do you know some low cost mainboard with 4 CPU sockets for Xeon X5680?

I find out Supermicro X7QC3, but it still too much expensive.

About 2 CPU slots, did you take a look at Dell Poweredge R410 ? It has a low cost at eBay (lesser than Z800).

BR,

Alan

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Re: Looking for a low cost mainboard with 4 CPU slots
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2015, 07:28:56 am »
Sorry about (tri) duplicated messages, I was receiving 502 error when trying to the in the forum.

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Re: Looking for a low cost mainboard with 4 CPU slots
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2015, 09:42:30 am »
Do you know some low cost mainboard with 4 CPU sockets for Xeon X5680?
I've never seen a quad socket Westmere/Nehalem board and if it did exist then it would likely be made by Supermicro or Tyan and probably come in a form factor designed for a rack case.
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I find out Supermicro X7QC3, but it still too much expensive.
It's not for the Westmere/Nehalem series Xeons.

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About 2 CPU slots, did you take a look at Dell Poweredge R410 ? It has a low cost at eBay (lesser than Z800).
(R) = rack. In a tower case the slots would not line up in the chassis and the rear ports would be in the wrong place.
It's worse than that, it's physics Jim!

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Re: Looking for a low cost mainboard with 4 CPU slots
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2015, 07:54:06 pm »
Hi Andy, thank you very much for this information.

Do you think it is difficult to adapt a Rack mainboard to use on desktop case?

BR,

Alan