[CentOS] Best Motherboard

Thu May 15 14:27:58 UTC 2008
Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at SoftDux.com>

Sam Drinkard wrote:
> Ryan Nichols wrote:
>> To all..
>> I was using a Gigabyte motherboard, and the board seems like a bad 
>> choice.  What do you guys recommend for a decent server board that 
>> would use a Dual Core processor and DDR2 ram.  I dont want to replace 
>> the CPU and Mem i already have, just find a decent board that 
>> supportsthe existing..
>> Thanks,
>> Ryan Nichols
> Ryan,
>    About 2 years ago, I build a server using a SuperMicro X6DA8-2 
> motherboard and it is a dual xeon processor machine with capabilities 
> of 16G of DDR2 memory.  It has dual gigabit ethernet ports, 6 usb 2.0 
> ports and a dual SATA controller as well as regular IDE bussmaster 
> capabilities.  I've been very happy with it, and at the time, it was 
> not that expensive a board with the 2 cpu's on it.  A couple months 
> ago, I recased the thing back into a SuperMicro case that was 
> optimized for that board and I wish now I'd done it when I first built 
> it.  One problem I had with it was the cpu cooler fans.  The original 
> ones were made by Intel, and they were noisy, terribly out of balance 
> and downright bad.  I replaced them with 4-pin PWM fans from 
> SuperMicro and that machine is so quiet now, I have to feel of it to 
> make sure it's running.  The thing runs about 90 degrees operating and 
> with the fans set up on the super quiet mode, it never even breaks a 
> sweat.  There is another version of the board that has a SCSI 
> controller on board, but only one gigabit ethernet port.  Everything 
> else is pretty much the same.  I highly recommend SuperMIcro boards 
> and cases.  Probably a bit more expensive than some of the others, but 
> in a server, I want quality, so I pay for what I get.
> Sam
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What about Dell or HP server moderboards?


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