Need help understanding this Motherboard Tags: EVGA Xeon Motherboards Components Last response: April 28, 2011 4:17 PM in Components Share jfs123 April 28, 2011 3:18:09 PM Could someone explain to me why this mother board is so good Evga classified SR-2 (i will be using it with xeon x5690 it was apparently the best option for motherboards) http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=270-WS-W55... Family&series=All Motherboards&sw=5 More about : understanding motherboard hang-the-9 a b V Motherboard April 28, 2011 3:46:28 PM It has a massive amount of RAM and PCIe slots, probably uses high-end components in everything. Extra PCIe controllers, tons of stuff. Read: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/motherboards/2010/08/1... jfs123 April 28, 2011 3:49:01 PM ok thank you i just wanted an outside opinion rather than my own Related resources Need help understanding Motherboard and CPU graphics! - Forum Need Help Understanding Processors GHz vs. Cores - Forum Upgradeing PC hardware need help finding and understanding Crossfire - Forum Really need some help understanding temps - Forum Need Help with understanding DVI and HDMI - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jfs123 April 28, 2011 3:50:35 PM do you know how many SSD i would be able to put in?? beanoslim a b V Motherboard April 28, 2011 3:51:49 PM And you can use 2x Xeon cpu's for some serious processing power. The question I'd ask myself is do I really need it?? hang-the-9 a b V Motherboard April 28, 2011 3:52:46 PM jfs123 said:do you know how many SSD i would be able to put in?? I'd think as many as it has SATA ports for. jfs123 April 28, 2011 3:53:01 PM not for me for the company i work for they do high end Computer aided Design jfs123 April 28, 2011 3:54:57 PM hang-the-9 said:I'd think as many as it has SATA ports for. Ports: 6 x SATA 3Gbps, 2 x SATA 6Gbps, 2 x eSATA 3Gbps, 10 x USB 2, 2 x USB 3, 2 x LAN, 4 x surround Is that 8 or 10?? as one say 2x Esata hang-the-9 a b V Motherboard April 28, 2011 3:59:50 PM eSata is an external connection. jfs123 April 28, 2011 4:01:52 PM oh ok so i can have 2 external hard drives attached? beanoslim a b V Motherboard April 28, 2011 4:06:59 PM If they attach via usb then you can have as many as you have usb ports spare. jfs123 April 28, 2011 4:16:59 PM oh so what does it mean by enternal connection (esata) hang-the-9 a b V Motherboard April 28, 2011 4:17:13 PM jfs123 said:oh ok so i can have 2 external hard drives attached? on eSata yes. eSata and USB3 should be as fast as an internal drive, although with that amount of SATA ports available don't see why you'd need more drives hanging out of the box. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum Forum ForumNeed Help Understanding Differences ForumConfused in understanding which motherboard to buy. ForumHelp understanding what memory I need to get ForumNeed help understanding h67, z68, p67 ForumNeed help understanding the differences between these two CPU's ForumNeed help understanding overclocking. ForumNeed help with understanding volts and clockspeeds ForumI need help understanding please ForumNeed Help Understanding OC results for 'old' Celery not li.. ForumImproving & understanding airflow ForumMSI-7267: Need help understanding the manual ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumNeed a upgrade power supply for dell c521 More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !