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[HELP] Is there a known z87 itx motherboard supports xeon e3 v3?

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  1. ryanlaw New Member

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    Hi all,
    I am just wondering is there a known z87 itx motherboard that supports the Haswell XEON e3-1265L v3?

    Thanks in advance
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    Not that I'm aware of. Z87 boards aren't going to tend to support Xeons though. I do remember seeing an Intel ITX board with a Q77 chipset though. The performance shouldn't be too far off from a Haswell chip since you won't be overclocking.

    Intel BOXDQ77KB LGA 1155 Intel Q77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s...

    I'm pretty sure you can put a 1155 xeon in this board, but I would double check. What do you need the Xeon for exactly or do you already have it?
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    Appreciate your reply :)
    Isn't the new Exon v3 cpus are using 1150 sockets? Is Q77 a basically a z77 architecture board?
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    It is, but if you don't already have the Xeon it shouldn't matter because the performance wouldn't be too far off. I did ask a question though. Do you already have the Xeon or do you have the option to go with 1155 instead?

    Edit: It's a little early for 1150 server boards to be cropping up, but there might be an ITX one already. I haven't seen one though.
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    I am planning to get a e3 1265L v3 cpu as they are available for purchasing in some distribution channels that I know.

    So instead of staying with the old platform, I am planning to move towards the new haswell one for my NAS.

    Thanks again
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    Check into the EVGA Z87 Stinger itx board- EVGA usually has pretty good Xeon support
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    First I should say that a Xeon is overkill for a NAS. NAS doesn't require a lot of power and the platform shouldn't matter all that much, so going with a 1150 Xeon is just a waste of money because you'll have no tangible improvement in performance. I would honestly find yourself a cheap ITX 1155 board and a Pentium G2020 if it's only going to be a NAS. Anything more is overkill for serving up files because it takes practically no CPU power to do I/O.
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    Thanks for the information
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    For NAS along it is abit overkill, this box will serves as proxy server and some other servers as well as my personal DB server for some projects.
    1265L only takes 45w for TDP which is perfect for this box to stay 24/7 :)

    Thanks for your advice tho:D
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    And I believe CPU does matter when using software raid(please correct me if I am wrong).

    The box I am planning will holding upto 6 HDD and 1 SSD(for OS and some application, DB and other files will be stored in HDD raid 5).

    Again, I heard that any B87, H87 and Z87 itx board will support exon e3 v3 cpus?
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    Not that much. Any modern CPU can handle software and FakeRAID (like Intel RST) workloads just fine.

    So you're probably going to need a PCI-E 8-port (or bigger if you wanted) SATA controller, an ITX board probably won't offer that many ports. There are some cheap RocketRAID ones that I've heard do FakeRAID pretty well.

    I keep referring to FakeRAID, just for clarification when I say this I mean; that there is a RAID OpROM but the controller relays RAID commands through the CPU. It doesn't have dedicated hardware for doing RAID, which is the case for Intel RST.

    Not quite. It depends on the motherboard manufacturer and the board itself because the BIOS really determines which CPUs are supported on the board. Looking through the list of supported CPUs for any given board will tell you if the Xeon is supported or not. As well as what BIOS revision is required to support it.
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    AsRock Z87 itx mb supports 6 sata3
    ASUS will release one supports 10 sata 3
    It should supporting onboard raid 5.
    As the softRaid, I do remember I came across some articles mentioned that softRaid require lot more CPU process power as for raid 5/6

    And atom processors used in NAS box apparently will be max'ed out when too many I/O requests happen:roll:
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    Huh, yeah. That ASRock board looks pretty nifty.
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z87E-ITX/

    Intel RST really isn't a bad option for RAID-5. I use RSTe on my X79 board and it performs admirably. I/O in RAID-5 never registers load on my i7, even the SSDs in RAID-0 won't pull it over 3%.
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    Hopefully ASUS' Impact will have support for Xeon's.

    :)

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