Originally Posted by Dougy
I'm looking for the same type of board for LGA1156 that the X7SBL-LN1/2 was for LGA775.. any suggestions?
SuperMicro only.. onboard KVM not necessary.
Looking for it to support i7 860 / i5 750.. and possibly X3400 series xeons.
I guess a LGA1366 version also would work, being that i7 920's are <200USD for me now..
for around $150, X8SIL will be your best choice. we've installed over 100 of these and saw very little issues other than the 1st version would not work with supermicro 560-watt PSU inside 2U SC825 chassis. thus far, we've seen just one defective board out of 100+, and that can be called a very reliable board.
Asus/Tyan/Intel do make socket 1156 server boards, but they all priced much higher than X8SIL/X8SIL-F.
mind you that i7-920 is rated 130watt TDP which is not very 1U friendly even with super-duper passive ccoling, let along the high power draw.