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Supermicro X6DVA-4G Server Motherboard - Intel Chipset - Socket PGA-604
$289 .00
TYAN S5160G2NR-RS ATX Server Motherboard LGA 775 Intel E7230 DDR2 667
$179 .00
Supermicro X5DE8-GG Server Motherboard - Broadcom Chipset - Socket PGA-604
$279 .00
Intel SE7525GP2 E7525 Socket-604 Serial ATA-150 DDR SDRAM Extended-ATX ...
$379 .00
TYAN S5372G2NR-LH Tempest i5000VS Dual LGA 771 Intel 5000V SSI CEB Dual Intel Xeon ...
$209 .00
Intel DBS1400FP4 SSI ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1356 Intel C602 DDR3 1600/1333
$279 .00
Intel S1200BTSR LGA 1155 Micro ATX Intel Serverboard
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Tyan Tiger (S5350-1U) Server Motherboard - Intel E7320 Chipset - Socket PGA-604
$239 .00
Intel S3420GPLC ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1156 Intel 3420 DDR3 1333
$185 .00
Intel DQ45CB LGA 775/Socket T DDR2 SDRAM Desktop Motherboard
$95 .00
Supermicro X7DWT-INF Xeon S-771 LGA771 1600 MHz 64 Gb DDR2 Motherboard
$349 .00
Supermicro H8SSL-i2 Server Motherboard - Broadcom Chipset - Socket PGA-940
$99 .00
DFI HM103-QM87D-4700EQ Intel QM87 16Gb DDR3L Mini-ITX Embedded Motherboard
$599 .00
Intel DBS2600CW2R LGA2011-v3 Socket DDR4 Server Motherboard
$749 .00
TYAN S5350-D-1UR-RS SSI CEB Server Motherboard Dual mPGA604 Intel E7320
$249 .00
Supermicro X5SSE-G GS-SL Socket-604 533FSB 4DDR Motherboard
$249 .00
Intel S2600WFQR Server Motherboard - Intel Chipset - Socket P
$899 .00
Intel BLKDH61BEB3 Intel H-61 LGA1155 DDR3 Micro-ATX Motherboard
$89 .00
Intel S2600JFF Custom Server Motherboard
$525 .00

Tips for Buying a Server Motherboard

What is a server motherboard?

A server motherboard is an integral component that interconnects the processor, memory, storage drives, network interface cards, and other hardware. Compared to a desktop motherboard, a server motherboard is designed for long periods of continuous use with high levels of efficiency. It needs to be able to process many simultaneous requests from network computers. Because of those two requirements, server motherboards and the components they support must maintain high levels of reliability while under heavy workload.

General Server Motherboard Tips

Form factor

Server motherboards can be found in a variety of different form factors. While the standard (Advanced Technology eXtended) ATX form factor is common for both desktop and servers, there a few server-specific motherboard form factors. When matching a server motherboard with a case, be sure to check for form factor compatibility.

Processor Support

Some server motherboards support multiple processors, which allow a server to handle a greater workload. Server processors have slight differences from their desktop counterparts. A server processor will typically have more error correction features for increased reliability and are designed to run for longer periods of time at higher workloads than a desktop processor.

Memory

Servers use a special type of memory that supports a feature called error correction code (ECC), sometimes referred to as ECC memory. ECC detects and corrects many common types of errors in the memory. It is ideal for servers because data corruption for a server can lead to problems for many client computers.

Some server motherboards are compatible only with ECC memory while others can use non-ECC memory as well. However, if your server will be handling the needs of many client computers, you will want to use ECC memory.

Hard Drives

Unlike a desktop computer, servers rarely have just one data storage drive. Most have multiple drives configured in a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) setup. A RAID setup can duplicate data across multiple drives to decrease chances of data loss or corruption. It can also fragment data across multiple drives for increased read/write performance. A server motherboard typically features RAID hardware onboard, but some IT professionals prefer to use RAID add-on cards to manage a RAID configuration.

Cooling

The components in a server can potentially generate great amounts of heat, especially the processor. If the motherboard and other components are not properly cooled, they will eventually overheat. The consequences of overheating can range from lowered efficiency to catastrophic failure, depending how long the server has been overheating. In addition to ensuring that the system has adequate internal cooling, the server is in should be kept relatively cool environment. In a room with multiple servers in a densely packed configuration, you will want to carefully monitor and control the temperature.

Expansion Slots

Also sometimes referred to as add-on slots, they can be used to add a host of extra features to a server. When selecting a motherboard, you should anticipate future growth and select a server motherboard that has a more than adequate amount of expansion slots.