This was the oddest build I’ve ever undertaken. While jumping hotels I picked up the motherboard and cpu from different ebay vendors, had to test it so I end up booting plugged into a hotel flat screen with bare mobo on the desk.
Ive spent more screen real-estate explaining this in other posts so i figured Id give the E5 v3 xeon system a post of its own I could link to if it comes up again
GIGABYTE MD70-HB0 (c612 chipset)
mine is datto branded and when I gained possession it also apeared I wasnt the first non corp owner (3rd hand) I say this because it looks like a todler thought thermal paste could finger print faster pci-e slots…. or like a miner was new to hardware
What kinda sucks here is the Nic is hung off socket 1… aka unless both cpu slots are populated you need to add an nic.
what doesnt suck is iommu on this board.
Intel E5 2660 V3
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The Memory Controller on the lga-2011 xeons would benifit from having more than two dimms. There are tones of sources that will tell you why. This config was the right price point at the time. I didnt intend to be stuck with it on my floor and no ability to work for a year
I just realize I might not even be using two channels the way I installed them. If you found a google link that was down the first time and now you are reading this… 😀