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cpjet64

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So I have been using hosting services for many years now and finally, have the home internet speeds to host myself. I am working on putting together a build based off of dual Xeon E5-2690v2 with 128gb ram 2133mhz. My main pc is water-cooled on the CPU and soon the GPU as well so I have experience with it. I am looking to water cool the Xeons in this build to manage sound levels and temps. I have been unable to find a water block that is compatible with the E5-XXXX-v2s and I was hoping someone on here could point me in the correct direction. I think I will go with a single 480mm radiator and one of those nice EK pumps and 10mm hose. Probably a 100ml reservoir as well. Also, I should say that I have been using the 2690v2s for a while now for hosting game servers and they work great!
 
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godevskii

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Can o please take a picture of the socket ILM, i think its a narrow 2011 and if so you just need to buy a mounting plate and then you can put something like a normal supremacy block.
 
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cpjet64

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Can o please take a picture of the socket ILM, i think its a narrow 2011 and if so you just need to buy a mounting plate and then you can put something like a normal supremacy block.

I am waiting to purchase everything until I have a full build designed that has a 90% chance of working out lol. I did see the mounting plate you suggested but when I was researching more about the EK block that goes with it I was seeing a lot about how it's not compatible with the Xeons. I did see a lot mentioning it uses a narrow socket though.
 

godevskii

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You really have to choose a board 1st, there's 2 versions of ILM on 2011 socket, narrow or squared. I think most of the dual socket/server grade boards are narrow ILM and if that comes to be your case you need the mounting plate i told you, if not, a normal block compatible with socket 2011 is everything you need.
 
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cpjet64

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You really have to choose a board 1st, there's 2 versions of ILM on 2011 socket, narrow or squared. I think most of the dual socket/server grade boards are narrow ILM and if that comes to be your case you need the mounting plate i told you, if not, a normal block compatible with socket 2011 is everything you need.

Thank you so much! I didnt realize that the normal socket would still work.