- Socket LGA 1155, Intel C206 Chipset
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back I/O
- 4 x DIMM, max. 32GB DDR3
Good Xeon Server Board 04/24/2013
This review is from: ASUS P8B WS LGA 1155 Intel C206 ATX Intel Xeon E3 Server/Workstation Motherboard
No nonsense ATX board that worked right out of the box. I installed a E3-1225 and 16 GB of Crucial DDR3 (see below) and the board posted the first time. The BIOS was the most current version so that helped. No problem with drivers or installing Windows Server 2008 R2. Having two (2) native Sata 6 ports and dual Ethernet make this an ideal board for a low end but capable file server. Although we only use the onboard video it appears that you can run some really sweet multi-card setups on this board (for you gamers).
DVI only onboard video out is a pain. I had to buy a DVI-VGA adapter so I could use this with our KVM switch.
You can run 1600 Mhz memory on this board but you will need a 22nm Xeon processor. Setup summary:
Xeon E3-1225 (32 nm)
Seasonic X-Series 650w
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