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  • #16
    I have this case http://www.supermicro.com/products/c...745TQ-R800.cfm

    About the same just a bit "beefier"

    Yes, the audio cable is a pain

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    • #17
      Do you have passive heatsinks Pat?

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      • #18
        I have the Tyan S2696 with 2 x Quad Core Clovertown 5355's @ 2.66 in the Supermicro 743T-645 (Black) and I have passive heatsinks on the CPUs and also the rear fan. It's pretty quiet most of the time, though the fans'll rev up when rendering things. I'm pretty bloody happy with it. NB Using Edius in OHCI ATM. Haven't tried putting my storm card in the PCI slot.

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        • #19
          wow... that's a drag. Glad figured it out.

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          • #20
            Hey,
            I've also got an X7DA3. I've been having problems with it since I got it last December. An integrator built my system and when it arrived, it wouldn't boot up properly. The integrator told me to re-seat the video card which I did. All was well until about 2 weeks ago when my system would suddenly simply shut off (but the fans kept running) and after about 2 minutes, would boot up again. I vacuumed out any dust in the processors and tried re-seating the video card again,and all seemed ok. Today, however, my system shut off 3 times as I was rendering some lightwave scenes. Very frustrating!
            Warren

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            • #21
              Yes, I have the passive heat sinks also.

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              • #22
                Do you guys think this is a good case for a dual Quad Core setup with the Supermicro motherboard?

                Chieftec JS-1500-4R

                Thank you very much!

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                • #23
                  bad X7CA3

                  i have noticed other posts that point to the boards having bad solders and had them replaced..check that out.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by iibw View Post
                    Hey,
                    I've also got an X7DA3. I've been having problems with it since I got it last December. An integrator built my system and when it arrived, it wouldn't boot up properly. The integrator told me to re-seat the video card which I did. All was well until about 2 weeks ago when my system would suddenly simply shut off (but the fans kept running) and after about 2 minutes, would boot up again. I vacuumed out any dust in the processors and tried re-seating the video card again,and all seemed ok. Today, however, my system shut off 3 times as I was rendering some lightwave scenes. Very frustrating!
                    Warren
                    I have noticed others have that problem and they found that the boards had bad and missing solders and on getting a new replacement had no problems...check that out.

                    al

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                    • #25
                      Chk out the PS

                      I've had this happen a few time with different computers- it is a typical way power supplies will fail-- today's systems put a lot of demands on the PS.-Ed
                      Main System- HD Storm + Edius 7 Pro
                      Win 7 (64),Asus P6T Deluxe v2 - Intel I7 - 12 G ram Gforce GTX 970 - 6 T internal-- 12 T Drobo Sata connection


                      Secondary System- Edius 6- Win XP, Intel DH55HC i5 4T storage, 4G ram, Gforce GTX 260, , ADVC110

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                      • #26
                        The concept of "headroom" is best in designing machines.

                        You want to try to remain at 80% or lower of your maximum. That goes for storage, power, heat, everything.

                        Also be very careful these days. Just because it's a "600-watt" power supply doesn't mean it's necessarilly better than a "400-watt" power supply.

                        Just like clock speed is all relative, on power supplies, the amperage distribution across the different paths (rails) matters a lot. The total wattage might be 600 watts, but if it's mainly on the 3.3v and 5v rails, your 12v will be severely underpowered, meaning you won't be able to run a lot of hard drives or other power-hungry devices.

                        Especially nowadays where tolerances have been scaled back so much. You can no longer rely on the component manufacturer to have "overdesigned" products for you - you have to "overdesign" on your own. Don't expect a 2-cup measuring cup to hold anything more than 2 cups. Heck, you'll probably be lucky if it really does hold 2 cups, without you spilling all over the floor once you lift it!

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                        • #27
                          Intel Workstation Board S5000XVN

                          Hallo friends,
                          have you experiencis with Intel Workstation Board S5000XVN?
                          It is server board for two Xeon 53xx processors and with Greencreek chipset...

                          Thank for reply...
                          Petr

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by PetrS View Post
                            Hallo friends,
                            have you experiencis with Intel Workstation Board S5000XVN?
                            It is server board for two Xeon 53xx processors and with Greencreek chipset...

                            Thank for reply...
                            Petr
                            Are 2 x PCie slots enough for you? It seems you can only run 1 16x PCIe card, so the rest left are PCIX slots.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by PetrS View Post
                              Hallo friends,
                              have you experiencis with Intel Workstation Board S5000XVN?
                              It is server board for two Xeon 53xx processors and with Greencreek chipset...

                              Thank for reply...
                              Petr
                              I'm using the S5000XVN for a few months now and as with all my previous intel boards, very pleased with it's performance (super stable), still only using the NX card, not the HD expansion (later investment), and also a pair of lower end 5050 Xeon's as this is only a Hobby rig, and with One 16x and Two 4x PCIe slots (+Two PCIx) it has enough to play with.

                              Make sure to choose the correct version (last 3 characters) for your usage, the S5000 Series has many variants what "Slots" and "Sata" and "Raid "concerns.

                              Can't give you any info on the Quad Xeons yet, will only get them after 1 or 2 years when they are about to face out (cost effective) but I am prepaired with a 1010 Watt PSU.

                              edit : be-aware that if you want to run a specific kind of Raid on you Video drives there will be a price to pay for a "key" to unlock the raid, don't know how much it will cost. (i use the standard Sata II config, more than fast enough for DV footage)
                              Last edited by SoundFreak; 01-04-2008, 03:48 AM. Reason: Additinal info

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Zorro View Post
                                Anyone using Canopus/GVT hardware (NX, SP) with dual or even quad core xeons? What's the mainboard of choice? TIA
                                We are using Super Micro main board with dual xeon for our Canopus SP and till date it's working fine.

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