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Old June 21, 2010, 07:15 AM
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Some boards like the standard ATX size ASUS Z8NA have them lined up. I prefer them offset - especially with air cooling. If venting out the back, I like the sockets offset so one fan doesn't blow hot air directly in the other (for tower / heatpipe style coolers)
I see what you mean by having them offset. I'm a person who likes everything to line up, and the off-set idea would bother the hell out of me
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Old June 23, 2010, 10:11 PM
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I posted earlier that this board can run a single i7, but required compatible xeons in order to run 2 procs. I had read this elsewhere prior to passing it along, unfortunately, it was inaccurate. If you want to run a single chip in this board, it must be a 55xx or 56xx series xeon.

I apologize for the confusion and misinformation. I editted my old responses accordingly, and promise to double check my sources more carefully in the future.

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Old June 24, 2010, 04:20 AM
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Did you pick up a set of xeons yet?
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good. didnt make quite sense not to run but xeons in there
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*Bows deeply*

This is all kinds of awesome and probably the cure for cancer.
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Did you pick up a set of xeons yet?
Yeah, I picked up the x5650 last week... they are the least expensive 6-core Xeons I could find... the x5680 was tempting, but they are $2000 a pop by the time they get to my door -- just not worth it. Will post updated pics and dry run testing later this week.

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Considering I'll be pushing ~20000 World Community Grid points a day, I hope part of the community that eventually finds a cure for Cancer, AIDS, etc.
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Old July 5, 2010, 07:05 PM
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For those who've PMed me about the dual PSU setup, I hope this quick walk-through helps. Again, my apologies, I'm kinda busy as a full time worker and a full time student so I don't dedicate much time to building fancy worklogs

For those looking for a "simpler", messy solution, have a look at these:
Bitspower X-Station Multi PSU Module - Blue - BP-XSPSU-BL
ATX Power On Connector
Lian Li Dual Power Supply Adapter Cable - FrozenCPU.com

I went with a dual Silverstone Strider ST1000F 1000 Watt setup, and simply spliced the PS_ON cable (the green one) and a ground (any of the black cables). This will allow for both PSUs to turn on/off when I hit the power button.

Here are pics of my setup... this picture is the 20pin portion that connects to the motherboard. I spliced the cable here so I can run it to both PSUs, the third cable from the bottom is the GRD (one of several black, ground cables) and the fourth from the bottom is the PS_ON cable (green). Granted, there are some PSUs that run only black cables, for those, you can reference the manual to ensure you know exactly which is the PS_ON and GRD cables.





This picture shows both 24 pin cables that run back to the PSUs.



And this final pic shows the entire sleeving/wiring harness.



If anyone is looking to run this setup and has any questions, please don't hesitate to PM me.

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Old July 6, 2010, 07:33 AM
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I'm actually looking at upgrading to a similar setup, with the 5650's.. I was looking at a lot of different dual 1366 boards, the only one that seems to overclock is the SV-2. I am hesitent on pulling the trigger on that though.. I might get a second 480sc first, and a pair of sandforce 60 or 120 gig ssds.
That, and the entire "finding a case to put that huge motherboard in" + watercooling.
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Nice job on the sleeving Liu, when can ya come over and do mine??

Any word on the mobo block yet?
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oh damn your still waiting sorry that kinda sucks. i mean having all that gear and being held up by a waterblock.
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