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  • 49 months ago

For a solid dual processor MB that supports thunderbolt 2, this is the only good choice I can find.

Thank you.

Product Page: http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/C600/X10DAX.cfm

Retailers: http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-X10DAX http://www.amazon.com/New-Supermicro-X10DAX-DP-motherboard/dp/B00NMY0RKY

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Added, thank you! Prices should be pulled within the next 24 hours.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/supermicro-motherboard-mbdx10dax

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for getting this added! Just a few corrections for this MOBO;

(a) SuperMicro lists as compatible with only the Xeon E5-26xx v3/v4 chips, not the Intel enthusiast LGA2011-3 i7's. The PCP entry lists the i7's as compatible.

(b) I believe the form factor should be listed SSI-EEB, not EATX. EATX is formally supposed to be the same size as SSI-EEB (12x13 in) with different mounting locations, but many consumer EATX boards are smaller than the SSI-EEB spec. For instance, the ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme is narrower than this board despite being an "EATX" board. There was a discussion about this below. I can also measure the mounting hole locations on the board I have if needed to confirm what mounting hole spec it is.

(c) I haven't been able to check this (I only have ECC/registered RAM on hand at the moment), but SuperMicro's site claims this only supports ECC RDIMMs or LRDIMMs. Currently, there are no compatible RAM sticks listed, even though I can personally confirm that things like https://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-ct2k16g4rfd4213 are do work.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 I'm currently working on a build with this. It's a nice motherboard. I made a part request a while back for it too: http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/149809-supermicro-x10dax

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Watch out with the size manni (you prob. already know), they say it's E-ATX but that's the mounting holes spec, the size is (obviously) bigger (SSI-EEB)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Supermicro is usually very good about listing the correct spec. Any source on SSI-EEB?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

No, but E-ATX and SSI-CEB are often used interchanged. If we look at the size of another 16 ram slot, dual CPU motherboard, the asus z10pe-d16 ws, the sizes are nearly identical (0.2 inches), so it's quite weird how they could differenciate in size.

EDIT: the asus mobo is SSI-EEB*

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

E-ATX and SSI-EEB are the same size (12x13in) AFAIK. The mounting holes are in different locations. Also, for the mounting holes for this board in particular (I own one), I think there is one non-standard mounting hole (or the Phanteks Enthoo Pro isn't actually fully compatible with both SSI EEB and E-ATX boards).

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess server side and consumer/'gamer' get mixed up unfortunately.. Compare the width of say an ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme, it's much less wide than this one.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not a professional in this catagory either, i'm just saying that not every E-ATX motherboard is the same size as the other, therefore will interfere with compatibility..

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a lot of manufacturers use E-ATX to mean different things; From Wikipedia: "Although true E-ATX is 12 × 13 in (305 × 330 mm) most motherboard manufacturers also refer to motherboards with measurements 12 × 10.1 in (305 × 257 mm), 12 × 10.4 in (305 × 264 mm), 12 × 10.5 in (305 × 267 mm) and 12 × 10.7 in (305 × 272 mm) as E-ATX. While E-ATX and SSI EEB share the same dimensions, the screw holes of the two standards do not all align; rendering them incompatible."

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for clearing that up, hope manni will take this into account.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Bumping this again; I have a completed build with this board here: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/G9VYcf

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Howdy, I'm looking to make a similar system with the X10DAX and the Phanteks Enthoo Pro.

Did you have to drill any holes to mount the motherboard?

Also curious why you didn't choose to mount the CPU coolers pointing up (chimney effect)? I plan on using Noctua NH-U12dx 4i instead. It'll be tight but should fit, and I plan on pointing up for chimney effect, and to go passive/power-down fans. Also, I don't like running hot exhaust into the 2nd CPU fans intake.

Is there a reason you went with Quad Rank memory? I think having Single Rank memory would have been faster. I plan on using 8x M393A2K40BB1-CRC

Finally, regarding the BIOS upgrade, is there no other way to upgrade the BIOS than to use an old CPU?

All in all not bad. I like what you've done.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're trying to ask alkramer about his build, please post your questions on the link to his build here. This thread was to request the motherboard be added to the site.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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