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SuperMicro  5037A-i
9.4 out of 10

SuperMicro 5037A-i

Great Deal: $610.99

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Overall 10

Great system for the money

19 December 2014
  • Summary: I recommend this machine to anyone interested in doing computational work on a desktop (simulations involving simulations of large sets of ordinary and partial differential equations in my case).
  • Pros: Very stable system, allowing for pretty dense computing resources for a workstation. The system comes with absolutely nothing in it that is not explicitly requested in order, a con to some, but a huge pro to me. It also operates very quietly, and its heat production is also reasonable given my co...
  • Cons: I lost one of the pads at the bottom of the enclosure. Would be nicer if they were fastened with screws rather than glued.
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Overall 10

Good workstation barebone

Qiushi M., Newegg
16 October 2013
  • Summary: Two things that might help others considering this machine: - The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO fits perfectly on this motherboard's (X9SRA) LGA 2011 mount with its hardware, and lines up with case fans to boot.
  • Pros: Good workstation barebone with high build quality, and a motherboard with loads of features. 8 DIMM slots. Quiet and backed by a company with great tech support.
  • Cons: None that bothered me.
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Overall 10

Great System

Benjamin F., Newegg
10 April 2013
  • Summary: A bit of confusion - this system comes with only SATA ports, 2 SATA3 (6Gb/s), and 8 SATA2. SCU supports RAID 5 (4 ports, numbered 0-3). Another board "X9SRA-3" has SAS connectors. Intel AHCI is 6 ports 2 of which are SATA3. This seemed contradictory from what was written in the manual.
  • Pros: Very easy assembly. Good, solid board. Power supply is nice. Quiet fans (2 included - power supply and rear case fan, 5 M/B 4 pin fan connectors). Case looks nice. Front side USB 2/3 and audio ports. SATA connectors do support hotswap, RAID 5 (also with auto rebuild). 2 onboard LAN. More USB port...
  • Cons: I think screwless cases are generally junk, and this one is no different. The drive never seems secure in the case and the mounting mechanism. Screwless drive bays seem to be a solution looking for a problem. I guess now people everywhere with computers but no screw drivers can rejoice (but they ...
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Overall 4

no heatsink, no onboard video, cheapskates

Christopher H., Newegg
18 March 2013
  • Summary: This could be a great system as a workstation, featureset is there and supermicro has always been great for support but no heatsink really sucks, you can get a better system for the additional $50 that does include a HSF.
  • Pros: Feature rich, price point looks good on paper
  • Cons: one of two DOA, super picky with memory that isn't typically an issue. No onboard video of any kind NO HEATSINK
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Overall 10

Rock Solid

Alexander X., Newegg
24 February 2013
  • Summary: This Intel E5-1650 Corsair SSD 32GB DDR3 1600 AMD W7000
  • Pros: Fast, reliable, and clean.
  • Cons: Doesn't come with a heatsink for the CPU like their server barebones, no eggs taken off, I knew that going in.
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