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ASUS ESC1000 G2 5U/Tower Server Barebone LGA 2011 Intel X79 DDR3 1600/1333/1066

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  • LGA 2011
  • Intel Xeon E5-1600 Series, Core i7-3900/3800 Series
  • 8 x 240Pin Memory Slots
  • 1350W 80+ Gold Single Power Supply

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The ASUS ESC1000 G2 is a second generation professional workstation based on the Intel Xeon E5-1600 processor platform, featuring three 5.25” media bays, four hot-swap 3.5” SATA hard drive cages, 80PLUS Gold 1350W power supply, and six PCI Express 3.0 x16 expansion slots. It is designed for professional applications in fluid dynamics, medical research, engineering, the sciences, financial modeling, real-time graphics, rendering, and heavy-duty ray tracing.

  • newegg Cutting-edge architecture Powered by Intel X79 chipset, the ESC1000 G2 supports top of the class Intel Sandy Bridge-E processors and Intel Xeon E5-1600 processors in LGA 2011 package. With eight DIMM slots and DDR3 1600, it accommodates up to 64GB in memory capacity, providing high computing capabilities. Six PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots enable up to four double-deck GPUs, using new Gen 3 links to provide double the bandwidth of PCI Express 2.0. Fully compatible with NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla GPUs, the ESC1000 G2 is ideal for SOHO workplaces with its ability to handle massive computing tasks. The PCI Express 3.0 lanes are perfect for systems that require high I/O connectivity and bandwidth, with support for more compatible devices.
  • newegg Dual Intel Ethernet for fast networking Twin Ethernet controllers support doubled network bandwidth, alongside teaming and fault tolerance functions to offer extra-reliable and fast network connections.
  • newegg ASUS SSD Caching Unique design boosts system performance by using an installed SSD as a cache for frequently accessed data. This allows you to access data easily and quickly without wasting time waiting for data to transfer.
  • newegg USB 3.0 Boost The ESC1000 G2 detects and optimizes connected device protocols automatically for faster USB speeds in all usage scenarios.
  • newegg DTS Ultra PC II A brand-new friendly interface brings more functions, including symmetry, audio restoration, and enhancement. DTS symmetry monitors and balances level differences between all digital audio formats, while audio restoration reconstructs percussion and transient sounds from compressed sources to restore lost punch and clarity.
  • newegg Maximum power supply with DIGI+ for demanding workloads The 1350W 80PLUS Gold power supply unit cuts down system power loss and improves energy efficiency, saving users money on operating costs. The modular cable design enables only use of the cable you need for reduced clutter and improved air flow inside the chassis. With exclusive ASUS DIGI+ Power, the ESC1000 G2 utilizes precise power adjustments on both the processor and memory modules, providing higher system stability.

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ESC1000 G2

CPU Supported

CPU Type
Intel Xeon E5-1600 Series, Core i7-3900/3800 Series
CPU Socket
LGA 2011


North Bridge
Intel X79

Memory Supported

Memory Slots
8 x 240Pin
Max Memory Supported
Memory Type Supported
DDR3 1600/1333/1066
ECC Supported

Storage Supported

Serial ATA
Intel X79: 2 SATA 6.0Gb/s ports (gray), 4 SATA 3.0Gb/s ports (blue)
Marvell 88SE9128: 2 SATA 6.0Gb/s ports
RAID 0/1/5/10 (Intel X79)
RAID 0/1 (Marvell 88SE9128)

Expansion Slots

PCI Express
4 x PCI-E 3.0 x16 (dual at x16/x16; Quad at x8/x8/x8/x8)
2 x PCI-E 3.0 x16 (at x4 mode)


First LAN
Intel 82574L
Second LAN
Intel 82579V
Max. LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000Mbps

Expansion Bays

5.25" Bays
Hot-Swap Bays
4 x 3.5"

Panel Ports

Front USB
2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
Front Audio Ports
Rear USB
2 x USB 3.0
8 x USB 2.0
Rear IEEE 1394
Rear Audio Ports
1 x S/PDIF Out (Optical)
1 x 8-channel Audio I/O
Other Ports
1 x USB BIOS Flashback switch

Power Supply

Max. Power
1350W 80+ Gold Single Power Supply


Multi-GPU Support:
Support ATI CrossFireX technology, up to Quad CrossFireX
Supports NVIDIA 4-Way Geforce SLI technology

OS Support:
Fedora 16
Windows 7 32/64-bit
Windows Vista 32/64-bit
Windows XP 32/64-bit
RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop WS 6.2
Open SUSE 12.1
Ubuntu Desktop 11.1
*(Subject to change without any notice)


Form Factor

Dimensions & Weight

445 x 217.5 x 545 mm
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Will T.
  • 11/11/2013 8:58:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid workstation

Pros: I bought one of these with a Core i7 processor, 16G ram, a handful of hard drives and a GTX model graphics card. I am using it as a combination Linux server/gaming machine/workstation and I have yet to really tax this system. I like nearly everything about it:

-It is super quiet, even when running under load. My Xbox 360 requires earplugs after sitting in a room with the ESC1000-G2 all day.
-The motherboard has the higher quality solid capacitors; something I have come to appreciate after seeing the cheap ones fail time and time again.
-PLENTY of space for cabling, gigantic graphics cards and ungodly amounts of RAM--8 DIMM slots woohoo!
-Hot swap bays; check!
-Very nice, modular power supply. I especially like the fact that you can remove cables you don't need.

I could go on, but you get the idea. Everything seems to be built well and laid out intelligently. There is one BUT, see below...

Cons: ASUS, feel free to respond here.

I would love to make use of the second drive bay to have a total of 8 hot swap trays. Sure, it looks possible, you can remove the grill and the chassis mounts exist; I have enough SATA ports, surely I could just go on ASUS' website and order the backplane, cage and drive trays right? No. At least I have not found the exact part numbers I am looking for and ASUS support was less than helpful--though I will say they did respond promptly to my questions, just not with the answer I wanted to hear. They told me to look on Newegg or another online marketplace [sic] for these parts. That search was fruitless so I am not really sure what to do next. They do have similar looking parts in their eStore, but the descriptions conflict with the pictures. For example the backplane says it is for SAS drives, but the connectors are clearly SATA in the images, and since there are no technical specs on any of them I am not sure what to believe. Anyway, I intend to buy these parts and pray the 14 day return policy their representative told me about is not as impossible to navigate as the eStore. This is my ONE complaint, but it is a big one to me. Everything about this system is rock solid, except for their support.

Other Thoughts: If you want a solid performing, quiet workstation for a reasonable price, you can't go wrong. Just be prepared to provide your own technical support.

My rating would be a 4 if I were to factor in the support issues, however, I am restricting my rating to the machine itself so I am giving a 5.

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  • Kathy R.
  • 11/10/2013 9:56:56 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsDoes it include retail accessories??

Pros: I need help before buying! verified owner help me!!

Or manufacture help me!! thanks!

Im looking to buy this barebone, everything looks great!!! I love the case and simplicity of it! And this is one of the best x79 motherboards available.

I plan to run this with a, i7 4820K ivy E , 16gb ddr3, GTX 780.

I know I need a cpu, ssd, gpu, and memory, and a cooler.

I have been building pc for years, but..

Does this barebone include all the retsil motherboards accessories? and all the PSU accessories??

Its just this is a $379.99 motherboard, and a $319.99 powersupply. And they each include tons of accessories. sata cables, sli bridge quad sli bridge etc etc..

Any help is much appreciated!


Cons: None! This barebone is simply amazing!!

Quad sli ready, with a 1350 watt psu, with 8 pci-e connectors..

You can go Xeon or you can go i7

This is a true X79 beat of a workstation platform.

I intend to use for Gaming, encoding, and some 3d graphic design, and testing.

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  • Ivor I.
  • 5/12/2013 4:05:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsivor

Pros: Easy and quick to deploy, more affordable alternative to 2/4u racks

Cons: No cons, minus the previous ssd confusion with mounting.
Can directly mount on one side only and it's sufficiently secure.

Other Thoughts: 3x titan + 1 quadro. So far no hiccups.

Running CUDA sims for 3 days steady with no drastic temperature peaks.

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  • Ivor I.
  • 5/3/2013 5:58:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIssues with SSD mounting

Pros: Good package of quality parts.

Cons: I have yet to find a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter that works with the hotplug HDD tray. A bit of a issue if you want to use SSD, or the SSD cache feature as advertised. Contacted tech support which has no knowledge of this problem.

Tried OCZ adapter, Silverstone, and a generic one. All doesn't align the tray properly.

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  • Yogesh P.
  • 11/23/2012 8:28:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Workstation

Pros: It was easy to configure. It runs cool. Do not have any issue in assembly it. I am yet to test it in all respect. Still now it look fine to me

Things you may need to buy
a) CPU ( of course)
b) GPU card
c) Hard Drive
d) Physical memory

No need to buy any cables

Cons: a) It is pretty big and heavy.
b) Initially it was difficult to boot the system first time with 24 GB RAM ( 8 GB * 3). I later tried to boot system with 16 GB ( 8 GB * 2) and everything went fine .Later on I added another 8 GB easily into system. Probably I ad encounter the issue since I building system for first time.

Other Thoughts: I would try to provide regular update to you.

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