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EVGA Classified SR-2 Review

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ImInTheZoneBaby 17th August 2010, 07:32 Quote
I'm not really sure what to say... Overkill, perhaps?
And the price... Ouch. :L
Cthippo 17th August 2010, 07:39 Quote
One thing to say for this, and I've found it with my dual Opteron system too, is that in five years everyone else will have upgraded two or three times and you will still be able to keep up. While not perhaps future proofing, boards like this have a significant lifespan due to their expandability.
Showerhead 17th August 2010, 08:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by ImInTheZoneBaby
I'm not really sure what to say... Overkill, perhaps?
And the price... Ouch. :L
Definetley overkill it's PPD per day is equivelant to Two Months PPd for me adn that's assuming i leave it running 24/7 which i don't.
Jipa 17th August 2010, 08:34 Quote
Sure, it's a fancy board, but I still think for overclocking I'd grab a single CPU system and for the day in-day out, 24/7 grind it's no better than other offerings as overclocking such a 24/7-calculator would never cross my mind.

Still, love to see manufacturers try something new.
StoneyMahoney 17th August 2010, 08:48 Quote
Hmm, one of those kits plus all the necessary ancillary kit to support it or an upgraded Mac Pro...

...that's actually a tough decision.
SlowMotionSuicide 17th August 2010, 08:50 Quote
Well, definititely something to get if I ever come across absurdly large sum of money.

Liek this.
V3ctor 17th August 2010, 08:53 Quote
Good work guys at Bit-tech... great review and a very big one too :) Keep up the good work.
unclean 17th August 2010, 09:35 Quote
Not sure why the hate on the NCCH-DL. Personally have had much better results with it than the PC-DL. (Dual 1.6GHz LV Xeons @ 3.3GHz stable)
r3loaded 17th August 2010, 09:43 Quote
This is one of those things where "if you have to ask why, it's not for you" :P
Zinfandel 17th August 2010, 09:54 Quote
This review made me slightly aroused.
crazyceo 17th August 2010, 09:59 Quote
This review left me slightly limp.
perplekks45 17th August 2010, 10:15 Quote
How come the picture of BT's sample has the exact same configuration as Scan's? Same CPUs, same coolers, same fans, same overclock... :|

Anyway, great to see EVGA push the boundaries but I don't think anybody using it for non-business stuff really needs anything like this.
Lizard 17th August 2010, 10:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by perplekks45
How come the picture of BT's sample has the exact same configuration as Scan's? Same CPUs, same coolers, same fans, same overclock... :|

I presume you're referring to the image on page 15? If so, that's a photo of the Scan pre-overclocked bundle.
rehk 17th August 2010, 10:45 Quote
Utterly insane if you ran a 4x GTX460 folding@home farm using this, 11 6 pin connectors!
Lizard 17th August 2010, 10:47 Quote
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Utterly insane if you ran a 4x GTX460 folding@home farm using this, 11 6 pin connectors!

Yep - it needed two power supplies and heated the lab to such an extent that everybody bar me ran away for a few hours
Hustler 17th August 2010, 10:57 Quote
This setup has both me and my Pc feeling small and inadequate in every way.......
perplekks45 17th August 2010, 10:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lizard
I presume you're referring to the image on page 15? If so, that's a photo of the Scan pre-overclocked bundle.
I was referring to these two pictures:

http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2010/08/evga-classified-sr-2-review/scansr2bundle.jpg

http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2010/08/evga-classified-sr-2-review/side.jpg
Lizard 17th August 2010, 11:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by perplekks45
I was referring to these two pictures:

Ah, ok, I can explain:

The first picture is of the Scan bundle.

The second picture does use the same CPU coolers as the Scan bundle (they did supply us the kit after all) but if you look closely this picture also shows our G.Skill RAM installed instead of the Corsair RAM that Scan supplied with its bundle.
coolmiester 17th August 2010, 11:11 Quote
Just wondering why Scan are showing the 3XS SLIK SR-2 H20 Xeon Bundle as "In Stock" but are still currently showing the EVGA Classified Super Record 2 (SR-2) as "Pre Order Item Item currently awaiting an ETA." ??
Xir 17th August 2010, 11:20 Quote
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Way back in 2003, long before the concept of a multi-core CPU had even entered the mind of AMD and Intel
Huh?
1999 - Abit BP6, I rest my case
Lizard 17th August 2010, 11:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
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Way back in 2003, long before the concept of a multi-core CPU had even entered the mind of AMD and Intel
Huh?
1999 - Abit BP6, I rest my case

Umm, in a word - no. The BP6 was a dual-processor board and didn't support Xeons.
Valver 17th August 2010, 11:27 Quote
I loved this review. Interesting, informative and aspirational. No way I could afford that Scan system, but I can always dream. I think it also gives Scan a bit of Kudos as a top systems seller (whereas I'd only really associated them with parts beforehand...)
Kojak 17th August 2010, 11:40 Quote
I've heard that this board can run with just one cpu, so just incase for example you don't have the cash for the two cpu's right away and want to buy the second later on down the line when you can afford it, it would be interesting to know how it performs with just the one xeon- would it be sluggish or do just as well as a single socket board?!!
Lizard 17th August 2010, 11:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by Kojak
I've heard that this board can run with just one cpu, so just incase for example you don't have the cash for the two cpu's right away and want to buy the second later on down the line when you can afford it, it would be interesting to know how it performs with just the one xeon- would it be sluggish or do just as well as a single socket board?!!

It should perform very similarly to a single-socket X58 board as the architecture is 95%+ is the same. If you look at the single-threaded Gimp benchmark on page 5 for example, the results are almost identical.
ChrisP 17th August 2010, 12:54 Quote
We order the SR-2 board directly from EVGA, we have confirmed with them the board is under allocation but are aiming to continuously replenish our stock so supply is not expected to be an issue at all.

Hope this helps
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