Quad Socket Older E5?

Epyon

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Never built a system with more then 1 cpu. System will be used for a Keyshot work flow. Keyshot only uses Cpu cores.

Motherboard-Supermicro X9QRI-F
Cpu-Xeon E5-2660 v2 Ivy Bridge-EP

The mother board says supports E5 4600 class so I am not sure these 2 match up but the cpu i picked is E5 class. (after looking deeper it looks like it does not but please confirm

Do you know of cheaper Quad socket motherboards for that cpu please post. I would like to use that cpu or build a Quad socket system were the Xeon cpu are around $600 or less.

Video card
SSD
Ram i can pick those out my self but the cpu and Quad socket mother board are what i have questions on.

https://www.amazon.com/Supermicro-MBD-X9QRI-F-B-X9QRI-F-Motherboard/dp/B00B2W81LK
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAAEE53D6382
 

iamwhoiamtoday

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If you want to use four CPUs on that motherboard, they need to be of the E5-4600 series.

The board will take two of the E5-2600 series, but not four.

Realistically, if you really want a quad socket system, look at used Dell R910 / R920 setups. They use a lot of power, and are very loud. However, they are extremely powerful.


However, you might want to look at just running a dual socket system with the E5-2600 CPUs.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-S2600...-Xeon-2x-E5-2620-cpus-2x-1gb-NIC/192237928918

That wouldn't break the bank, gives you lots of cores, and gives you a platform that you can readily expand. (Better CPUs with more Cores, tons of memory, storages, etc)
 

Blue Fox

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E7. Quad CPU is E7. Or so I thought. It's astonishing how cheap http://www.ebay.com/itm/DELL-PowerE...288323?hash=item3ae9a94743:g:QekAAOSwHLNZXBbi these became! The E7 4860 was introduced at 3838 USD and this thing has four of those along a "few" other things -- must have been twenty grand new at least and now it costs less than 1200 USD.
Incorrect. E5-46xx does quad socket. E7 line is only needed for 8 socket setups (E7-88xx). There's actually a dual socket version of the E7 line too (E7-28xx). The first digit in the model number (after the product line) designates how many sockets it supports.

Generally you're better off just getting a couple higher core count E5-26xx CPUs though. Availability on quad socket capable CPUs isn't great past the base models for a reasonable price, not to mention clock speeds are generally lower.
 

chx

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Ah yes! It's the number of QPI links, isn't it? E5 will only talk to two CPUs while E7 talks to three.
 

bwang

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Are you looking to buy new or used? 402blowstoker from the [H]orde had a solid deal on a used E5 system in the FS/FT section a couple weeks back, and I'd be interested in parting with the one in my sig for a low price as well. Correct price for a used system is 500 for the board, 150-200 each for the CPU's.
Buying new will cost you, it's a hair under 1k for the motherboard and 1500 or so for some decent-performing CPU's.
 
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