Nice and clean build man but why the SR2? why OC the CPU's a server is all about lifespan, reliability and stability in any workloads 24/7.
Anyways I hope she will last longer than a year heh, most OCed servers die within 2 years max heh. Most Server CPU's run at lower speeds and have twice the amount of cores desktop CPU's have, although the SR2 uses Xeons, even so OCing them won't make them run more stable especially in a server environment, as the years go bya high OC such as 5Ghz will decrease their lifespan and the entire reliability of the system majorly. Xeons are like Opterons they are made to run at low speeds with lots of cores without failure.
Hmm I would of gone for the Supermicro X8DA3 if it were going to be used for a server, much cheaper and much more server based hardware on the Mobo as well as SAS2-600 raid controller from LSI which is hardware driven @ PCI-E 2.0 x8, IPMI 1.5 & 2.0 support, PCI-X 100Mhz / 133Mhz support, 8x SAS2-600 Raid support, Mass Ram Support up to 192GB PC3-10600 ECC Reg you name it.
The SR2 lacks the features you'd expect and want on a real professional server board. Supermicro is master of all sevrer & Workstation Motherboards, there is no way around this it's what everyone @ 2cpu.com also advise if you can afford one, well to be honest the X8DA3 is about 300 euro's cheaper and has more Server/Workstation options that the SR2 can't give, so yeah I would of dug this out before making the wrong move.
Supermicro is the leader when it comes to server/workstation motherboards with 1, 2 and 4 socket CPU support, especially when it comes to stability, reliability and lifespan of the motherboard components.
Here the X8DA3 Info page: http://www.supermicro.com...ard/QPI/5500/X8DA3.cfm
Good alternatives are ASUS, MSI, TYAN and an older brand that does not exist anymore which was iWiLL, they were the closest to the quality, stability and reliability Supermicro has today.
That might be handy info if you do plan on upgrading the motherboard to a more suitable and professional server one
Anyways I have been working with 2CPU based workstations since 2000 and I have to admit taking server class motherboards is the best thing I ever done, never had a single regret, but hey it all looks good for the rest very clean build, always love that look
It's that I just hope you won't expereince all the bad things other SR2'ers @ 2CPU.com have been experiencing and the people at Trubritar forums also.
I hope she runs stable for your needs man and hey, happy 2CPUing !
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