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Cheap Xeon parts choosing

I need help finding a motherboard that fits a 2 Intel® Xeon® Processor X5560 that has at least 2 PCIe slots and at least 4 RAM slots, with the RAM being at least 2 GB per stick while being cheap. That can also fit off-the-shelf cases.

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If you want to spend $300 on a motherboard that supports dual sockets, be my guest.


You're best off buying a used server and use the motherboard that is included. The form factor is pretty weird but it is a server.


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38 minutes ago, madador15 said:

I want to spent 0-75$

slightly more expensive but does the trick. just bought one myself.


(the x8dt6-f version actually, that one has raid).


I should also mention that this is EATX, but the larger server variant - a case on the larger side such as the Phanteks Enthoo Pro is recommended.


My main desktop, "Rufus":


PC Specs:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 120

RAM: 2x8gb Corsair Vengence DDR4 Red LED @ 3066mt/s

Motherboard: MSI B350 Gaming Pro Carbon

GPU: XFX RX 580 GTR XXX White 

Storage: Mushkin ECO3 256GB SATA3 SSD + Some hitachi thing

PSU: Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 650W

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

OS: Windows 10 x64 Pro Version 1607

Retro machine:


PC Specs:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550

CPU Cooler: Stock heatsink

RAM: GSkill 4gb DDR2 1066mt/s

Motherboard: Asus P5n-e SLI

GPU: 8800 GTS 640mb, I swap between that and my 8800 GTS 512mb

Storage: Seagate 320gb right from 2006

PSU: Ultra 600W 

Case: Deepcool Tesseract SW

OS: Windows XP SP3 32-bit, Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 64-bit, Manjaro Deepin x64 (sorta)

Mac Pro Early 2008: Dual Xeon X5482s w/ 32GB RAM & HD 5770 running macOS High Sierra

More PC's


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