i am considering switching from my current x79 config (unRAID) to x99.
My concern is that the xeon e5 2678 v3 vlt will not be very efficient in idle. … if so, the new config. will probably be DDR4 ECC/REG + Xeon E% 2630v3… or another recommendation.
I can’t find any information about the power consumption in the net and TDP is not a suitable specification.
Personally I think in combination with the HUANANZHI X99 X99-TF I could continue to use my 4+DDR3 ECC/REG bars… and I hope that ECC is really “actively” used… I don’t know how the support of DDR4 ECC/REG looks like… they are also quite expensive when used as well as electricity (Germany)…
Unfortunately there are not many boards with “AST2400” on the Ali-market and then only as dual socket… I don’t know how good the remote access is possible, with some bad luck it’s just an attached graphic card without remote advantages.
QIYIDA X99 Dual would be one of these boards. Unfortunately this board comes with a Realtek RTL8111H chipset, I have problems with unRAID (6.9) (not with Windows 10!), WoL does not work so I bought an Intel NIC PCIe card.
I’ll start with the power consumption data;
Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2650L v2 @ 1.70GHz
HUANANZHI X79-ZD3 Version REV:2.2
32 GiB DDR3 Multi-bit ECC (maximum installable 96 GiB)
1WD MyBook 8TB -parity
4 WD MyBook 8TB data
1* 128GB SSD cache NVMe.
All HDD/NVMe on; ~75.9Watt
For SMB transmission, write 2HDDs (8TB data HDD+ 8TB parity); ~94Watt
Idle, HDD array sleeping, “only” NVMe on; ~50Watt.