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Looking for a MB supporting USB3 and Xeon E3 1230

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June 16, 2012 4:11:19 AM

So I'm going to be getting a Xeon E3 1230 v2 Cpu for my Home Server. I was going to use the SUPERMICRO MBD-X9SCM-F-O LGA 1155 but it only supports USB 2.0 and my case supports USB3.0 so I'd like to find a board that also has USB3. Anyone got any suggestions?
June 16, 2012 1:14:31 PM

Do you really need to use a server board? If's for a Home Server there really isn't any need to use ECC memory (as I guess you aren't doing any mission critical work).

If that's the case any of the H77 boards, especially those made by ASRock, will work. The Z's would be fine also if you happen to need something in particular that they have that the H's do not (as you can't really OC the 1230v2 the Z series loses advantage over the H's). MB's by Gigabyte also work but will see the CPU as a regular I7 which is no big deal as the processor works as it should. Just avoid Asus boards.
June 17, 2012 6:38:45 PM

I'm going to stick with the Server MB and Xeon chip since this is what I've spec'd out for my specific needs at this point.

What I'd like to do is find a add-in card that I can plug my cases usb 3 port into.