I’m scouting a new or used LGA2011-v3 based board for a DIY FreeNAS build. I’ve found several workstation boards that seemingly fit the bill here:
I’ve been looking at Supermicro variants of these boards and they are 2-4x more expensive. I’ve had very good luck with Dell equipment in the past, not bad with HP. However, I’ve recently heard rumors of several vendors (Intel, HP, etc.) pulliing older firmware from their websites; I don’t want to be in a position where I can’t support the board later on.
The CPUs that are driving this search include (both are LGA2011-v3):
|Xeon E5-2640 V3||2.60 GHz||90W||13864|
|Xeon E5-2630 V3||2.40 GHz||85W||12797|
Any concerns with these boards for an 8x10tb FreeNAS build? If so, any alternative recommendations?