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Best Gigabyte motherboard for XPEnology


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Hi guys.


I'm new in opennas/freenas/xpenology environment here. I wanna build a some kind of "high-end" DAS/NAS server for XPEnology at my home/small office. So, I don't know if this Gigabyte motherboard will works for that. I chose that board to use thunderbolt ports at the same time for mutlimedia, video transcoding on the fly, video streaming, etc..

Please, I need an honest guidance on this, cause although this is risky, I dont wanna lost my money and no longer return the parts back. I will appreciates your feedback, guidance or help.


Thank you.






Gigabyte GA-X170-EXTREME ECC

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/produc ... id=5806#sp




Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220 v5 (8M Cache, 3.00 GHz)

http://ark.intel.com/products/88172/Int ... e-3_00-GHz


RAM for that CPU and Motherboard


Transcend 16GB DDR4 2133 REG-DIMM 2RX8

https://www.amazon.com/16GB-DDR4-2133-R ... S2GLH72V1B

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that motherboard is using intel skylake, we know it works, several people already used other brands with the intel skylake chipset.


I myself just recently ordered a new ASUS motherboard also with intel skylake, and i'm pairing it with a Core i3-6100



the CPU you listed E3-1220 is Sockets LGA1155

but the motherboard is LGA1151


it's not going to work, find a CPU that is for LGA1151, or find a motherboard for LGA1155 CPU

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