ASUS Z9 PE-D8 WS Dual Xeon Insanity E5-2660 & E5-2687W
ASUS Z9 PE-D8 WS
Having 3 grands worth of CPU is pointless without anything to put them in, and we have the ASUS Z9 PE-D8 WS, a dual-CPU workstation board with a serious amount of bells and whistles.
As it's more than just a motherboard for general use, the Z9 comes with a plethora of attachments and cables for all your server farm needs. We'll just be focussing on the insanity of using it as a desk-based system though.
Thanks to four full-fat PCI Express 3.0 lanes, you could go mad with it if you wanted. Should you though? Well that's why we're here. (dual x16 or quad x8)
Surprisingly it's not as big as you might expect. It's only 12 inches by 13 inches, or 305mm x 330mm for those metric people in the audience which in nerd terms is the EBB format. Sure it's not a shrinking violet, but it's not a complete behemoth of a thing either.