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July 7, 2009 2:22:47 AM

So I have a PC with an intel xeon 3.06 GHz CPU
4GB RAM
400W PSU
4 SCSI Hard Drives
2 DVD CD/DVD RW Readers/Burners
One fan in front
One in back

The motherboard just died recently.
It was a Tyan s2665

I was wondering how difficult it would be to replace the motherboard.
Thanks for any help
Any motherboard recommendations would be highly appreciated also. :bounce: 
Thanks

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July 7, 2009 2:30:51 AM

4 SCSI drives? Really? That makes life harder.
Well there are only 3 motherboards with SCSI ports built in
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
But if your xeon is an LGA 775 socket then you are going to need to replace the motherboard and get a SCSI controller card to support your HDDs. Are they serial attached SCSI?
July 7, 2009 3:21:45 AM

Would it be easier for me to just buy a new 1TB Sata HDD?
If that would make it easier, I could just do that???

And sorry, but what do you mean by Serial Attached SCSI?
I'm sorry, I'm not too great with computers. More details would be helpful :??: 

Thanks though!
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July 7, 2009 3:41:28 AM

Yes, a 1TB SATA HDD would make life much easier down the road, and will have a longer life remaining than your SCSI drives, how old are they? I personally have never seen a SCSI drive.

Holy crap, i just discovered that the last 3.06GHz Xeon that was made fit the 604 socket, there are no motherboards that are currently for sale new that will support your chip so it may be a good time to look into a new computer.
July 7, 2009 4:14:00 AM

Yeah, well a friend gave it to me, saying it's mine if I fix it.
Well thanks so much anyway man, if anybody can tell me if I can find a Mobo on ebay that will support those, it would be great. Also it's 184 Pin RAM.
July 7, 2009 9:01:55 AM

Yeah, guess I gotta build a new computer huh?
Thanks for all your guys help.
July 7, 2009 8:48:46 PM

Nah just that my friend sucks even more than me and probably did something stupid, or it was just old and shitty. Thanks for the link though.
July 7, 2009 9:49:22 PM

The same seller has a cheaper one running to but I hafta highlight the fact that he states the cpu's are tested and workin yet the mobo is not -.- fishy but if your willing to take the risk. Really tho I would have to say you would more than be best off just starting a new it can get costly to get older hardware to play well and still fall behind current budget components. Depending on the purpose and possible spending I don't think just grabbin a 1 TB is best option. I'm sure many ppl would disagree but again its all situational, external enclosures are fairly cheap these days and offer mobility ^^

June 4, 2011 3:29:32 PM

hunter315 said:
4 SCSI drives? Really? That makes life harder.
Well there are only 3 motherboards with SCSI ports built in
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
But if your xeon is an LGA 775 socket then you are going to need to replace the motherboard and get a SCSI controller card to support your HDDs. Are they serial attached SCSI?


Hi I had a Supermicro X5DA8 died on me, double processor motherboard.
This Board had a AGP very slow graphic card.
I am looking to build a new better pc.
Your opinion will be highly appreciated.

Basically this is what I have and what I need advice on.:

Need to buy:
Motherboard ( 2 processors capable)
would prefer lots of USB ports.
Video card ( two DVI output that support screen rotation, pci )
Power supply
Memory 8 gig minimum.
Case
Processor (maybe xeon ?????)
I am not familiarized with socket types !!!???

I got:

Mouse
Keyboard
2 Monitors 24"
2 Scsi hard drives
1 dvd drive
1 cd drive scsi
1 external 500 gig drive

Any specific help would be appreciated, please be clear and state model number when available.

The person that helped me put that one together moved out of NY
(so u don’t waste ur time) I do not mind paying for the right system build.
I can be contacted at 718-812-6769, Brooklyn NY
karlitobm@ymail.com

What I need is basically a server for home use.
I will be running windows XP
a c 122 B Homebuilt system
a c 156 V Motherboard
June 5, 2011 3:30:07 AM

Intel site says the CPU uses a PPGA604 socket.
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