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Is this server build possible?

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I know LTT from weird, expensive projects so I thought it would be right to post here lol.
Dual CPU board with two Xeons (with at least 8 cores and 4.5 Ghz clock minimum), and SLI support. Preferably M.2
Is this possible?

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Um... I don't really know of many xeons with a 4.5 GHz clock. Maybe 1 or 2 with a single-core boost. 

Also SLI support on server boards does exist, but is not easy to find. 



So basically yeah, you could do it. But it'll be expensive, hard to find all the parts for, and not really good value.


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I don't have a problem...

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Sure, just acquire some 9 year old hardware with a setup that will bring a 1000 watt psu to it's knees with an EVGA SR2. You can even turn power and money directly into heat and microstuttering doing 3-4 way SLI! You have plenty of PCI-E lanes so sticking an M.2 drive or 5 in it will probably be just as easy as any other X58 board with DUET but you'll be limited by PCI-E 2.0.

 

 

I think there's a small handful of unlocked Xeons on X79/LGA2011, there's an Asus motherboard that's dual socket for that but newer stuff doesn't allow for easy base clock overclocking.

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Z9PED8_WS/

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15 minutes ago, Slayer3032 said:

Sure, just acquire some 9 year old hardware with a setup that will bring a 1000 watt psu to it's knees with an EVGA SR2. You can even turn power and money directly into heat and microstuttering doing 3-4 way SLI! You have plenty of PCI-E lanes so sticking an M.2 drive or 5 in it will probably be just as easy as any other X58 board with DUET but you'll be limited by PCI-E 2.0.

 

 

I think there's a small handful of unlocked Xeons on X79/LGA2011, there's an Asus motherboard that's dual socket for that but newer stuff doesn't allow for easy base clock overclocking.

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Z9PED8_WS/

+1 for the SR-2, it's the only dual socket that will let you OC AFAIK. 


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theres the evga srx for lga 2011 and asus boards for newer dual socket xeons but it looks like the fastest you go stock is 4GHz turbo and maybe the base colock overclocking gets you to 4.5 if you lucky

 

i would look into 7980xe if or some other extreme edition for the clockspeed you need.

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On 4/17/2019 at 3:57 PM, Kajzer said:

I know LTT from weird, expensive projects so I thought it would be right to post here lol.
Dual CPU board with two Xeons (with at least 8 cores and 4.5 Ghz clock minimum), and SLI support. Preferably M.2
Is this possible?

Just curious what is your use case for this "Server" that requires high clock speed I've been building my server rack and currently have 3 servers running 1 is clocked at 3.4Ghz single socket and the 2 dual xeons are under 3Ghz do you plan on vm's that require that kinda performance?


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One of these: https://www.amazon.com/Z10PE-D16-WS-LGA2011-v3-CrossFireX-Motherboard/dp/B00QC5DZEU

And 2 of these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Xeon-E5-1680-v4-Eight-Core-Broadwell-Processor-3-4-GHz-0GT-s-20MB-LGA/192540647967

 

You won't get much change from US$4000.....

 

But really, if you need that much power - you'd be better off getting something like an ASUS ROG Extreme or EVGA X299 Black board, and a i9 9980XE, or you could go for a Threadripper 2990WX and an X399 board


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