schmatzler wrote on 2020-10-07, 22:23:
It's E-ATX, but it will hopefully still fit into my In-Win Q500 case. If not, I am in a lot of trouble. 😁
Update: The dual Xenon board did NOT fit into my In-Win Q500 case. Only a few screwholes at the bottom aligned properly so the board was flapping around at the top.
It turns out that Supermicro is not sticking 100% to the E-ATX standard on their dual CPU boards.
So I drilled a few more holes and put new threads in them (the threads for motherboard standoffs are UNC 6/32). I ruined a drillbit doing that, because I'm an idiot:
Now it fits perfectly and it's an absolute beast, not breaking a sweat in any modern games or when I do 3D rendering with Blender.
Sadly, the onboard BMC chip (baseboard management controller) is dead. On a server board, the BMC handles the VGA output, fan speed, KVM and much more.
So the board works, but due to the missing BMC it just sits there for a minute before it boots up - and the fans are always spinning 100%. Annoying.
I can probably alleviate this issue with a manual fan control. Or maybe I'll just get another board that is not broken.