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  1. #1
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    Need Advise on Xeon 5500/5600 ATX Motherboards

    I need to add a few more servers and I'm looking for a proven reliable ATX sized motherboard that is compatible with Xeon 5500 and 5600 series CPUs. I am considering single and dual socket configurations. I would be very interested to know what you guys are using for similar configurations.

    Thanks

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    For single cpu, we work with Supermicro X8STi-F mainboards.
    For dual cpu, we work with Supermicro X8DTL-iF mainboards.
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    I have some X8DTL boards (withough onboard graphics and ipmi). Have you had any fallout with them? Also, do you know where X8STI's can be found for a decent price, also with a few in stock? Thanks for the info

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    I have a few X8DTL-iF deployed, no issues since install (got a couple of bent pins from newegg when ordering so just replaced the board).
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    We currently use Supermicro X8DTL-IF and X8DTi-F boards with great success. It's very reliable and performs perfectly.
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    Thanks guys, this is a no-brainer for me. let me know if you have any insight on sourcing these boards at good price. I'm having issues find the DTi board.

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    Newegg, eWiz, eBay..
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    Newegg no longer stocks the X8STi-F and Ebay is not a valid reseller, which means I'll have a heck of a time getting support out of supermicro (I know this from experience). It looks like Ewiz stocks them though, so thanks.

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    I typically buy from Provantage when I'm not buying direct from a VAR.
    I buy a lot of X8DTL-IF, not worth it to get the ones without the built in KVM.
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    So far, we haven't had any issues with these mainboards, no fall outs whatsoever.
    We are located in Europe and buy most of our hardware via ahead-it, don't know where you are located?
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    Quote Originally Posted by serenity-networks View Post
    Newegg no longer stocks the X8STi-F and Ebay is not a valid reseller, which means I'll have a heck of a time getting support out of supermicro (I know this from experience). It looks like Ewiz stocks them though, so thanks.
    Really? I've gotten ~10 PSU's over the years and at least 10 boards of SM that have failed.. no trouble at all from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by appliedops View Post
    I typically buy from Provantage when I'm not buying direct from a VAR.
    I buy a lot of X8DTL-IF, not worth it to get the ones without the built in KVM.
    Provantage has a good selection and price, but the shipping can be pretty slow, and credit authorizations can be a pain. If it's available on ewiz, newegg, or amazon for a couple bucks more, I'll pay it to know it'll show up in less than a week and my order will actually go through. For stuff that just needs to show up "eventually", or if ewiz / newegg / amazon don't stock the item, I'll go with Provantage instead of some no-name company without a doubt.
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