Asus NCCH-DL (875P)
The NCCH-DL by Asus uses the 875P Northbridge.
Board Revision: 1.02
BIOS Version: 1001 (06/21/2004)
Asus has already offered an 875P based motherboard for Xeons. The PC-DL hosts the Prestonia processors, while the FSB800 successor is called NCCH-DL. At around $300, this board can definitely be called affordable. Compared to desktop systems, there is no performance disadvantage left any more. Also, 875P guarantee a nice Overclocking margin.
This is not a joke: If the board shouldn't fit into the case, just snap off the borders.
The box in which the NCCH-DL came is pretty straightforward.
It's nice to see that Asus implemented the 4 pin fan headers. Thanks to that, the system will run pleasingly quiet most of the time.