Intel S5520SC vs Supermicro X8DTi-F

Intel S5520SC vs Supermicro X8DTi-F

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/server-motherboards/server-board-s5520sc.html
vs
http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/QPI/5500/X8DTi-F.cfm

I found very cheap and as the seller says "new" 2 x Intel Xeon X5647 (4 cores 2.9Gh)

I'm thinking about building workstation for 3D, video and picture editing.

Later I'm hoping to add Nvidia Quadro 4000 video card for really boosting max poly count in 3D max viewport.
For now I'm hoping to use it as a render node connected via lan to my laptop.

I'm not a gamer.

I'm also not so good at mobo specs :)
Please advise witch is better mob. Price is almost the same in my country.

P.S. That Xeon X5647 is very interesting, i can't find them in any mobo compatibility list (well they say that they support xeon 5600 series, but when i look at all compatible Xeons, particularly these don't show up on the list.
I'm afraid that I will be left with mobo and 2 xeons that are incompatible with each other. Say your opinion if u know these Xeons. :sweat:

Thanx for your time ;)
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  1. First of all the Intel® Xeon® X5647 were a tray only processor so they werent seen on these boards normally. However you can see the that they are supported on the Intel S5520SC at http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-030213.htm.

    Both of the boards have a solid reputation for quality and being rock solid and I haven't heard of any issues with them.
  2. IntelEnthusiast said:
    First of all the Intel® Xeon® X5647 were a tray only processor so they werent seen on these boards normally. However you can see the that they are supported on the Intel S5520SC at http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-030213.htm.

    Both of the boards have a solid reputation for quality and being rock solid and I haven't heard of any issues with them.



    "were a tray only processor" What does this means? So I can be calm about using two of them in any of thees mobos?

    And i hear Supermicro is best, Intel is good but not as good as Supermicro. But if u say so, than i will stick with Intel. Thanx for help.
  3. P.S. what i will lose if i buy EVGA Classified SR-2 ?
    http://www.evga.com/articles/00537/
  4. Yes, tray only means that they would have been seen most of the time in a complete system like the Dell or an HP server but as they are sold in tray of a bunch of processors. They have the same quality as our normal Intel® Xeon® processors.

    If you like Supermicro go with them as both boards are both using our chipsets.
  5. Thank U again, well, i don't know which i like more, im not good ad mobos spec :) Thats why i asked help, but if u say that they are same ill go for intel than.
  6. Can someone recommend best ram for Intel S5520SC?
  7. With our server boards I always had a lot of luck with Kingston memory. http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/search?DeviceType=7&Mfr=INT&Line=S5520SC%20/%20S5520SCR&Model=54391
  8. I heard that best rams is IBM and i shouldn't trust kingston, but i think u know what u say :) I found ALOT of kingston rams for servers, they very in price, how do i pick good ones?
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