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Reviews and Problems with SuperMicro 7047GR-TRF

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Overall 10

Great Value

Kevin K., Newegg
24 January 2014
  • Summary: Fans are a bit loud, even at idle. Heck, even when the system is powered OFF, the PSU fans make significant noise. If you ever get the system fans to spin up to 100%, the whole thing makes a high-pitched whine not unlike a jet engine. Overall, the constant hum doesn't bother me, and is offset by the fact that the fans do move a lot of air. So, no eggs off the rating.
  • Pros: Generally well built, well thought-out system.
  • Cons: The side panel has a latch/handle that you are meant to pop open to access internal components, but the panel is also secured by two, small screws at the back. Without the screws, I have trouble securing the door fully (even when latched, the bottom edge seems to want to pop out a bit. So, the screws are necessary, but they are also quite small. For example, if the case were rack-mounted with the optional rail kit, in a data-center environment, I could so see one of t...
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