what mianboard for new 2x Xeons 5430? ASUS, Supermicro, Tyan?

lukx

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What Mainboard would you recommend for 2 Xeons 5430 ?
Is Supermicro X7DWE ATX better than asus Z7S WS?
http://www.supermicro.com/products/m...Xeon1333/#5400

Or maybe TYAN but as I can see only Tempest i5400XT (S5396) supports windows and quad and I think it doesn't look like standard ATX.
http://www.tyan.com/product_board_list.aspx?cpuid=1&socketid=10&chipsetid=99999

TJ09B-Inside.jpg


I'm looking for ATX mobo that will fit into this case:
I got silverstone TJ09
 

EngrChris

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I suggest you avoid the Z7S WS, the board suffers from a sudden death syndrome, (noted from XS) Have a look with the Intel board.
The dual LGA771s is a 'dying' platform, If you can wait for the new LGA1366 xeon's next month.
 
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I suggest you avoid the Z7S WS, the board suffers from a sudden death syndrome, (noted from XS) Have a look with the Intel board.
The dual LGA771s is a 'dying' platform, If you can wait for the new LGA1366 xeon's next month.

If the new Xeons are on the same socket, what's preventing you from running two i7s on the new chipset?
 

EngrChris

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I believe bloomfield (i7 desktop) only has one QPI link.

edit: I'm waitting for the "skulltrial 2" board, if intel (foxconn) is making one.:rolleyes:
 
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