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ECC on I3-8100?

Hello there

I'm currently shopping for a new board+cpu+memory for my NAS, which I also use for my 'hackspace' computer sometime.

My current shopping list would be:

* Kingston 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM ECC DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Server Memory Model KSM26ES8/8ME

* GIGABYTE C246-WU4 LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel C246 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard

* Intel Core i3-8100 Coffee Lake Quad-Core 3.6 GHz LGA 1151 (300 Series) 65W BX80684I38100 Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630

Or maybe the i3-9100.

 

My requirement is of course ECC ram, as I run ZFS, and the ability to connect my 2 HBA cards (PCIe 2.0 8x) (15 hds total) and my 10GBe nic (pcie 2.0 4x), and have decent 2d graphical performances (web browsing, youtube, pdf, kicad and the like)

I could get rid of one HBA if the board have enought sata, but I would prefer to keep the HBA.

The GPU on those cpu are fast enought for my needs

 

Now the problem: newegg.ca do not have any of the listed ECC memory for the gigabyte board, so I had to use another one. Everywhere for the board it say: "Xeon ECC support" and nothing about the i3 ecc support, which make me doubt that it actually do activate the ECC on it. Of course, the easy solution would be to get a xeon, at twice the cost...

 

Can anyone confirm that the selection I made is actually a working kit? And if possible with a link that prove it? (because you know, one say it work, the other say it do not.)

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2 minutes ago, thephantom1492 said:

 

AMD is the only one with Consumer Chips that kind of support ECC, depends on the motherboard, and having unbuffered dimms or whatever.

 

plenty of info is out there anyways.

 

Unless you're going the used Xeon with ECC DDR3 route anyways.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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4 minutes ago, thephantom1492 said:

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Short answer: It ain't gonna happen with Intel's consumer lineup.

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ECC is supported on Intel Core i3.

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/126688/intel-core-i3-8100-processor-6m-cache-3-60-ghz.html

 

If I remember correctly, Core i3 had always supported ECC or more recently in the past 3-4 gens of CPUs, because not everyone needs to spend $250-300+ on a Xeon.

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4 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

AMD is the only one with Consumer Chips that kind of support ECC, depends on the motherboard, and having unbuffered dimms or whatever.

 

plenty of info is out there anyways.

 

Unless you're going the used Xeon with ECC DDR3 route anyways.

ark.intel lists the 8100 as supporting ECC, and the C246 supports the i3 8100it as well.  The Kingston ram referenced is on the Asus QVL page for the motherboard listed, so it should work just fine.  https://www.asus.com/us/Commercial-Servers-Workstations/WS-C246-PRO/HelpDesk_QVL/

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4 minutes ago, kre8ive56 said:

ark.intel lists the 8100 as supporting ECC, and the C246 supports the i3 8100it as well.  The Kingston ram referenced is on the Asus QVL page for the motherboard listed, so it should work just fine.  https://www.asus.com/us/Commercial-Servers-Workstations/WS-C246-PRO/HelpDesk_QVL/

I thought all hope was lost when they stopped supporting xeon on consumer chipset boards.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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4 minutes ago, kre8ive56 said:

ark.intel lists the 8100 as supporting ECC, and the C246 supports the i3 8100it as well.  The Kingston ram referenced is on the Asus QVL page for the motherboard listed, so it should work just fine.  https://www.asus.com/us/Commercial-Servers-Workstations/WS-C246-PRO/HelpDesk_QVL/

I see now OP is talking about a Gigabyte motherboard, not an Asus motherboard.  It does not look like the referenced ram is on the Gigabyte QVL.  But this one does seem to be on the QVL and is available through amazon.  https://www.amazon.ca/Kingston-ValueRAM-2133MHz-KVR21E15D8-8HA/dp/B01AW2L9ZU

It looks like newegg is sold out of it unfortunately.

Gigabyte QVL for reference

https://www.gigabyte.com/Server-Motherboard/C246-WU4-rev-10/support#support-doc

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Or should I get: "SUPERMICRO MBD-X11SCA-F-O LGA 1151 Intel C246 DDR4 U.2 M.2 DP HDMI DVI VGA IPMI"   instead? I don't know how good the gigabyte would be at 24/7 10 years...

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