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What mobo to buy to re-use my TWO XEON 5645 and 12 RAM modules

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Motherboard
EVGA-SR2 Classified
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XEON E5645 2.4GHz
Graphics
AMD RX580 8GB
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iMac, Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
Android
Hi,
I have a hackintosh that is 6 years old, based on a EVGA SR2 Classified with two Xeon 5645 @2.4GHz, Intel 1366 socket and 12 * 4GB RAM. (sorry it's 12 modules, not 8 like the title says)
I am having a few problems with the motherboard, so I thought I'd buy a new one, or find a more modern one on ebay, but I'd like to keep my processors and RAM which are more than enough for my needs.

I could search for hours and still not be sure I'd found what I need, so could anyone advise me a mobo fully compatible for a hackintosh? It doesn't need to be last gen, a few years old is ok.

Thx a lot
 
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Adrian B

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Gigabyte GA-B75M-HD3
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i7-3770
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Motherboard
EVGA-SR2 Classified
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XEON E5645 2.4GHz
Graphics
AMD RX580 8GB
Mac
iMac, Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
Android
Updated the title for you. I cannot think of another similar board. There might be something from Supermicro but they will be difficult to source too.

They are available used from the US:
https://www.ebay.com/p/Evga-Classified-SR-2-LGA-1366-Socket-B-Intel-270-WS-W555-A1-Motherboard/98232911
Thx for the title fix.
Sure, I could buy another EVGA SR2, but it is not even UEFI, so I was thinking maybe take advantage of the situation and buy a more modern board, not necessarily from EVGA, but a board that's proven and tested by members so it's almost plug and play, and all is working, including sleep. Too much to ask?
 

Adrian B

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Motherboard
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i7-3770
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HD 5570
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Other
I am not sure that there would ever have been any twin Intel 1366 socket boards that had UEFI - pretty sure these came later. UEFI was implemented well from Z77 socket 1155 onwards well. Intel 6 series was much more hit and miss.

X58 boards may work with a different supported single CPU but again no UEFI, sleep should be possible though.

How much is a 2012 Mac Pro these days?
 
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