Does this is good combination?

Hello everybody.

I m going to build server and need advice does this is good combination or not

CPU: Intel Xeon E5645 Processor 2.4 GHz 12 MB Cache Socket LGA1366
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004NSEO5C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Motherboard 1: Intel Westmere Workstation Motherboard S5520SCR Dual Xeon Intel 5520 LGA1366 PCI-Express SATA
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051XIXX2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_9?ie=UTF8&m=A21C4U5X700J66

Motherboard 2: EVGA 270-WS-W555-A2 Classified SR-2 Dual LGA1366 Xeon/Intel 5520/SATA3&USB3.0/A&2GbE/HPTX Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004663Z60/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Ram: Corsair Memory Dominator GT 12 GB (3 x 4GB) Memory Kit for Intel Core i7 12 Triple Channel Kit 2000MHz (PC3 16000) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CMT12GX3M3A2000C9
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047IQ7OE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Cooler: Cooler Master V8 Nickel Plated Copper Base Aluminum Fins 8 Heatpipes Core i7 1366 CPU Cooler - (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KUV2KQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

SSD: Crucial 256 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT256M4SSD2
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2JL2A/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1

HDD: Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200RPM 2 TB SATA 6 GB/s NCQ 64 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRN2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Case: Cooler Master HAF ATX Mid Tower Case, RC-922M-KKN1-GP (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026FCI2U/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti FPB 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1556-KR
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Mini-HDMI-Graphics-01G-P3-1556-KR/dp/B004S5CCP4/ref=lh_ni_t

Power Supply: Corsair Professional Series Gold 650-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High Performance Modular Power Supply - CP-9020006-NA
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PJ6QVU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_8?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Which motherboard is better?
Does 650 watt is enough?
Thanks.
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  1. What do you plan to do with this server? As a server, you don't need the 550ti (or any video card/GPU for that matter as the motherboard has it built-in).

    Also, if you are actually using as a server, go with the first motherboard.

    Last, for now, a server uses different memory than a desktop machine. You need to select server memory, like this below:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220423
  2. Thank you for answer. I choose gpu because i thought motherboard had not built in.

    Ok i wiil buy that rams as you advised.

    And whats about power supply? Does it good? I dont need more or less than needed.

    Thank you again
  3. The PSU will be fine. BTW, you didn't say what you plan to do with your server.
  4. That case will not fit either. That Board is a SSI EEB form factor. I found this info from awile ago.

    - SSI EEB will fit in a EATX case. Its dimensions are exactly the same 12x13. However the screw holes wouldnt line up, 3 to be exact. The corners line up and some intermediate ones do, and that might seem like enough, the mobo is held tight and safe... until you want to install ram or the cpu fans. Those missing screw hold around that area and you might end up bending it, so be careful. I recommend drill your own holes, I'm using a workaround, little holders to keep it up but its not secure in on the tray, but I'm definitely looking to get a new case.

    - Asus already comes with a backplate for the CPU, integrated into the board, do NOT get Corei7 fans and expect them to work (some will but you have to throw away the . Get the Intel CPU Fan designed for this chip. You'll save yourself a lot of headache.

    - Finally the power supply!!! This was a headache! you need a power supply with a 24pin (ATX main power) and x2 8pin (EPS12v sever power) motherboard connectors. Most dont have this, I've looked. Dont be fooled by EPS certification that only means they have 1 8pin connecter and probably a 4 pin. Coupla of solutions, if your personally attached to your powersupply get a molex to 8pin adapter, make sure its not PCI-e 8pin but mobo 8pin. You run the risk of mixing voltages with this. Other solution is get the right power supply, so far I've only 2: Corsair HX1000 and PC Power and Cooling 860w.
  5. Thank you.

    I did not understand half of what you said. because im not good in hardwares.

    Please give me the links of case, cooling system and power supply
  6. AlderonnX said:
    That case will not fit either. That Board is a SSI EEB form factor. I found this info from awile ago.

    - SSI EEB will fit in a EATX case. Its dimensions are exactly the same 12x13. However the screw holes wouldnt line up, 3 to be exact. The corners line up and some intermediate ones do, and that might seem like enough, the mobo is held tight and safe... until you want to install ram or the cpu fans. Those missing screw hold around that area and you might end up bending it, so be careful. I recommend drill your own holes, I'm using a workaround, little holders to keep it up but its not secure in on the tray, but I'm definitely looking to get a new case.

    - Asus already comes with a backplate for the CPU, integrated into the board, do NOT get Corei7 fans and expect them to work (some will but you have to throw away the . Get the Intel CPU Fan designed for this chip. You'll save yourself a lot of headache.

    - Finally the power supply!!! This was a headache! you need a power supply with a 24pin (ATX main power) and x2 8pin (EPS12v sever power) motherboard connectors. Most dont have this, I've looked. Dont be fooled by EPS certification that only means they have 1 8pin connecter and probably a 4 pin. Coupla of solutions, if your personally attached to your powersupply get a molex to 8pin adapter, make sure its not PCI-e 8pin but mobo 8pin. You run the risk of mixing voltages with this. Other solution is get the right power supply, so far I've only 2: Corsair HX1000 and PC Power and Cooling 860w.

    Good catch on the case. I missed that.
  7. COLGeek said:
    Good catch on the case. I missed that.


    I need this computer for game servers
  8. Understood. What server operating system do you plan to use?
  9. BTW, here is a great PSU that does support the 8-pin EPS connector:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093

    Also, go here for a couple of actual server cases that your motherboard will fit into:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007731&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&SrchInDesc=ssi%20eeb&Page=1&PageSize=20
  10. Im going to use Windows Server 2008 R2
    So 520W will be enough?
  11. acidlys said:
    Im going to use Windows Server 2008 R2
    So 520W will be enough?

    Yes, especially since you don't need to power a high-end video card.
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