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Old 06-17-2010, 01:27 PM   #1
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"EVGA Classified SR-2 (the "SR" on the name stands for "Super Record") is an enormous dual socket 1366 motherboard based on Intel 5520 chipset with seven PCI Express x16 for you to build the fastest ga..."

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Old 06-17-2010, 08:55 PM   #2
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Default Questions about the SR-2

I looked at everything that I could find on both the Intel and EVGA sites, and I could find nothing that limited the SR-2 to just X5550 to X5670 CPUs. I realize that the faster CPUs in both series would be more appropriate for people who want bragging rights, single CPU speed being more important for most gaming than total CPU power across 8 cores and 16 threads running with 48 GB of RAM. The E5620, however, runs slightly under USD 400 at 2.4 Ghz and with 12M of cache. That would be a really powerful workstation if not a great gaming box.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:12 PM   #3
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Seems like the X5677 doesn't cost more than about $2,000, which by comparison isn't that much more than the X5550...

Still, a rig this hefty is waayyy above any price point that could be labelled as "sane".

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I bin hoping to see this fully loaded and benchmark against other boards on the market. i think it would make for a great read as well as make many drool and think of what power they could have with it. I wonder if more cases come out for this form factor will we also see more motherboards? Any news on other dual cpu boards coming to market or in the works? Thanks for the article
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This mobo does not only support X-series but also E & L. See the list here (under 5520): http://www.evga.com/support/motherboard/

The CPUs (it also supports a single CPU BTW) do not have to be identical but must be from the same family (Nehalem/Westmere). See the FAQ here: http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=207370

It ships with a standard X58 backplate in addition to the standard Xeon backplate so therefore it does support regular 1366 coolers.

The 3 PCIe connectors on the mobo are only required for extreme OCing.
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I am going to ask EVGA about CPU compatibility and get back to you guys.

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Old 06-24-2010, 12:21 PM   #7
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Hello,

It was my mistake and I've just fixed the article. This motherboard accepts any 55xx and 56xx Xeon CPU, including E, X and L models. Therefore the cheapest CPU you can install is Xeon E5506. EVGA sent me a complete list of compatible CPUs, see below:

Nehalem
Xeon E5540 - 2.53 GHz
Xeon X5550 - 2.66 GHz
Xeon E5506 - 2.13 GHz
Xeon L5506 - 2.13 GHz
Xeon L5520 - 2.26 GHz

Westmere
Xeon E5620 - 2.40 GHz
Xeon X5650 - 2.80 GHz
Xeon X5660 - 2.80 GHz
Xeon X5670 - 2.93 GHz
Xeon X5680 - 3.33 GHz
Xeon X5667 - 3.06 GHz
Xeon X5677 - 3.46 GHz


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has anyone found a cheap solution to the psu (my thought being having 2)
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has anyone found a cheap solution to the psu (my thought being having 2)
I fail to see a problem using a single PSU in the first place...

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