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EVGA Unleashes Classified SR-2 Motherboard and Power Supply

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EVGA just released two of its most indigenous designs that marks a complete evolution from being a reference-design products vendor to an enthusiast-grade hardware giant: the much talked about EVGA Classified SR-2 dual-LGA1366 enthusiast-workstation motherboard, and power supply unit (PSU) tailor-made to suit systems based on the SR-2 motherboard. To begin with, the Classified SR-2 motherboard is a dual-LGA1366 motherboard supporting two dual-socket capable Intel Xeon E5500 series, and X5600 series quad-core and six-core processors. It is based on Intel's enterprise-grade 5520 chipset with ICH10R southbridge.

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I would not mind owning that motherboard at all.
 

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A steal? I disagree, I'd rather see them put one on the market for half the price with a more standard expansion slot configuration (1-2 PCI-E x16 would be sufficient), as if the current configuration has any added value in most cases.

And wtf, who made this?

They could at least have made that a bit cleaner.
 
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Seems they are actually photos of motherboards that have been covered in, for instance on the blue one you can see SATA ports XD

Anyway Dan this board is not marketed for you, its marketed for High endservers/super computer builders and OTT enthusiasts.
 

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Panther, look at Dan's mobo.

;) ;)
 
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Panther, look at Dan's mobo.

;) ;)

So?

He's still missed the point of THIS motherboard we're discussing :laugh:

Whack a shit ton of GPUS in there and you have super computer levels of performance.

You could also use PCI-E raid cards etc in and have amazing raid arrays.


Boards like this have a specific use, it does not make them overpriced or poorly designed.
 
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The sheer amount of E-peen this piece of hardware offers, especially when populated by top-end parts is simply staggering.
 

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So? So, he's more of the target audience than most workstation/enthusiasts.

If I had the money I'd love a couple of these folding 24/7 - if only I could win the lottery I'd have a whole f'ing farm.
 

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So? So, he's more of the target audience than most workstation/enthusiasts.

If I had the money I'd love a couple of these folding 24/7 - if only I could win the lottery I'd have a whole f'ing farm.
And yet he's still missed that the "Non standard" layout has advantages for specific uses.

For example if your a research facility buy one of these fill it up with gpus/raid cards +ssds and you have a super computer.

For cheap.
 
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Oh,, How long this would last me.. Very long time, Just need a small bank loan first.
Banker: So what do you need this loan for
steelkane: POWER
 

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Gotta love the PS/2 port... lol

Man, that's a whole lot of power, but look at the thing... it's physically huge, and it will eat a huge amount of power. Is the board taking PCI-E power connectors in addition to the 24 pin and the 2 8 pins?
 

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They ve gone MAD!!!
 
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Looking good, but Dual CPU socket is totally waste for gaming. One four(six) core cpu is enough for everything

but the 7 PCIe slot is sweet :)
 

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Hopefully games have come on a fair bit since Skulltrail which had the adverse effect in games and performed horribly. However, I wouldn't want to use this machine for gaming, I'd primarily use it for folding.
 
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Looking good, but Dual CPU socket is totally waste for gaming. One four(six) core cpu is enough for everything

but the 7 PCIe slot is sweet :)

The motherboard is a work station motherboard

"Workstation
Main article: LINKY

A workstation is a high-end personal computer designed for technical or scientific applications. Intended primarily to be used by one person at a time, they are commonly connected to a local area network and run multi-user operating systems."
 
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Personally, it would be a treat simply to SEE a rig with this board, completely maxed out with graphics cards and such, much less own one.
 
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you might want to take a look at this... 8)
 

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As a heavy gamer, this is an absolute waste.

Looks very awesome though, congrats to all the rich people picking it up!:)
 

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OMG. look at the size of that mobo:D
 
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Something I didn't understand, Is this mobo capable of quad pci-e 2.0 @x16 ?
 
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Something I didn't understand, Is this mobo capable of quad pci-e 2.0 @x16 ?

Yes, says right at the top : ]

"The 5520 gives out two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 lanes which connect to two NVIDIA nForce 200 chips that give out two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 links each"
 

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I wonder how many people who complain about multi-rail PSU's will buy that 1200w beast that has 6 rails 12v just because its made by eVGA and says "Classified"?? :shadedshu
 

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call me when they have a chassis big enough to put this thing...
 

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