One board uses regular ddr3 though the xeon may require ecc anyway (not registered)
The second supermicro board definately requires ecc ram, but I would get it anyway for the xeon. Hopefully, someone will chime in on the ecc requirements for xeon cpus.
I don't have much budget to use server motherboard, moreover i am this processor for learning on VMware, Hyper-V & Citrix products. Hence i would need a cheap board with non ECC RAM support. Motherboard price less than $110 would be helpful for me.
I don't see any non server boards that support your xeon cpu. Gigabyte used to provide some support for socket 775 xeons, but you don't see that now. I suggest a regular 2600 or 2500K if you can't afford a server motherboard. The prices I listed are the lowest you will find anywhere, unless you want to bid on ebay. Newegg will also have some open box boards for just over $100, but good luck getting a backplate for them. By the time you order one from somewhere, you may spend close to new. I thought the first item on this ebay page might be a bargain, but it's a monthly rental fee: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197....
The desktop mobos will support the sb xeons but just don't support ecc ram. Desktop cpus also have the same features except for AMT but the e3 1230 price is near the i5 2500 but the xeon has ht. There have been a couple people on this forum get the e3 1230 because it's that cheap for 4c/8t although you can't overclock. http://ark.intel.com/compare/52209,52213,52271
H67 does support vt-d. Why do you need these features anyway?
@Delengowski, there are 2 uses. 1) servers 2) workstations. Servers should be obvious, it has to handle a lot of info from thousands of computers connected to it. And workstations need all the rendering/computing power they can get, otherwise it should be offloaded to a renderfarm/supercomputer.
Does intel H67 boards supports VT-d? i don't see any documentation on the same For intel q67 boards product docs clearly specifies it has vt-d, vt-x but i don't see HT. Can you please help me in clarifying?
The below doc says dq67Ow supports HT but VT-d, VT-x details are missing
I wanted more info; you already stated vmware, hyper-, and citrix. If this is just on 1 local machine than you don't even need vt-d or vt-x or really any of those features. They are for thin clients. HT is just completely unrelated.
Intel mobos with those chipsets seem to not support it. These features are actually on the cpu as the northbridge is integrated on the cpu. I was aware some mobos will just block the features but it seems to be much more complicated to find out than I thought.
You are just repeating the same info, you are going to run those programs, I know. You are making it really difficult to help you so I'm just going to simplify this issue and find a mobo that supports these features regardless if you need them or not. Some mobos say they support it but actually don't, so I won't waste my time to find out, and to be on the safe side just get this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You don't seem to know what any of these features do, no offense. But you may want to google the features to know what exactly they do.