I am looking into building a dual CPU server to use as a VMWare ESXi host for a few VMs and general home lab geeking around.
I was planning using the following components :-
2 x Xeon X5680 CPUs
6 x 8GB DDR3 Registered ECC
1 x Supermicro X8DTL-3F Motherboard
Unfortunately even though the Supermicro board supports both Intel 5500 and 5600 series Xeons, it turns out that the board needs to be revision 2.01 or greater for 5600 support which I didn’t find out until after buying the board. I asked the seller to check the revision before shipping but was told that I could just return it if it didn’t work and he shipped it anyway. The board arrived this morning with a nice big “REV 1.3” label on it
As a replacement I am considering buying a refurbished Fujitsu D2618-C14 motherboard and not wanting to make the same mistake twice, this time I have been pouring over the manual.
It looks like it supports the X5680’s (the -Cxx model) and the RAM I bought BUT it requires 3 power connectors.
The manual for the board says the following about the PSU requirements: -
D2618 is powered by a split plane PSU with six +12V-rails and 1000W continuous power. Four rails
are for systemboard and two for peripherals (e.g. HHDs, graphics card). There are three power
connectors on this motherboard as listed below.
1 x 24 PIN (Standard 24 pin ATX power)
1 x 8 PIN (8 PIN EPS type or split 4+4 PIN)
1 x 10 PIN <-- mysterious extra extra power connector?
And then specifies the PIN out for the 3 connectors.
I am pretty sure of the first two but I have no idea what the 10 pin connector is called so I am having trouble searching for a suitable PSU.
Has anyone heard of such a configuration before? Can you tell me what the 10 pin is called or give me a suggestion of what type/model PSU I should search for?
I am hoping that I can use a reasonably standard ATX style PSU rather than a proprietary server PSU with loud cooling fans.
Any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated.