[CentOS] Best Motherboard

Thu May 15 15:02:37 UTC 2008
John Plemons <john at mavin.com>

I guess one question is, what is your budget??  Makes a big difference 
in the quality that you get...


Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> 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.
>> HTH
>> Sam
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> What about Dell or HP server moderboards?
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