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9.3* out of 10

SuperMicro 5037A-i

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Overall 10

Good workstation barebone

Qiushi M., Newegg
16 October 2013
  • 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
  • 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 ports than I could ever need. Tech support is a big plus here - they answer the phone and actually know stuff (this is important because the manuals are not as good as they used t...
  • 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 won't be able to actually open the case...). The single 3.5" bay besides also being screwless, mounts funny, in that if you want to secure a drive there you have to knock out ...
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Overall 4

no heatsink, no onboard video, cheapskates

Ravi B., Newegg
18 March 2013
  • Summary: No onboard video of any kind
  • Pros: Feature rich, price point looks good on paper
  • Cons: one of two DOA, super picky with memory that isn't typically an issue.
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Overall 10

Rock Solid

Alexander S., Newegg
24 February 2013
  • 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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