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Intel S3420GPLC
5.5 out of 10

Intel S3420GPLC

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Overall 8
8.0

Updated Review

Joseph G., Newegg
12 November 2011
  • Summary: Overall I am happy with this board. I leave my server running 24/7/365 and other than a couple things early on, it has been very reliable. I have it running as a domain server, file server, ftp server, web server, VM server, and a server for streaming video and music.
  • Pros: UPDATED REVIEW: I have owned this server board for more than 2 years now and it has been very reliable once I got it setup. I am running the Intel X3440 Xeon processor with 8GB (4 x 2GB UDIMM) RAM and I just order 2 x 4GB Dual Rank RDIMMs that I am going to replace them with so I can eventually a...
  • Cons: Onboard RAID controller is useless if you have certain versions of the drivers. I started with Intel Matrix Storage Manager version 8.9 and was running a RAID 1 OS drives and RAID 5 storage drives and the RAID 5 kept losing a drive. After reading up on several forums, I found that people were hav...
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Overall 2
2.0

Wrong description

Qk11, Amazon
30 June 2011
  • Summary: There is a mistake in the amazon technical details for this product. This board does not work with Intel Xeon E3 1200 series processors (Sandy Bridge).
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible...

Sam M., Newegg
22 March 2011
  • Summary: Perhaps a more expensive board will work better. So far this particular board has failed on 1 server for no reason, and 2 others simply just didnt want to work with the ram, raid cards, video cards, etc.. Server has a Matrox 8mb VGA built in....
  • Pros: Made by Intel, who makes the industry leading Processors. They should know exactly what to do with making a motherboard.
  • Cons: Too many! - I have repeatedly tried to use Intel for server builds, and each time the server ends up with an Asus or Supermicro server board. Lately Intels motherboards are flat out horrible. VERY slow posts, VERY picky motherboard regarding components. ARECA ARC-1220 doesn't show up in half the ...
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Brave Heart, Amazon
9 September 2010
Overall 6
6.0

okay server mobo, caution for VMware users

W. Richmond, Amazon
17 August 2010
  • Summary: This is an okay server MOBO. I wouldn't use it for a workstation - doesn't have much in the way of AV ports. BIG caution: this is spec-ed by VMWare as being on the ESXi 4.1 HCL; however, one of the onboard NIC's doesn't have any supported VMWare drivers.
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Overall 2
2.0

booo

Michael H., Newegg
20 March 2010
  • Summary: I thought an Intel product would work, be well documented, come with all its parts, and be otherwise problem free. Ha. I was just trying to build a server-class workstation. I knew I had to add additional accouterments like sound and video but I expected standard parts to fit.
  • Pros: Right set of features
  • Cons: CPU too close to video card slot to hold a large cooler - even the Intel cooler doesn't fit if your video card is a rare lefty double-wide instead of a more typical righty double-wide (guess who has one of those). Note, the Thrermalright Mux-120 cooler will fit with a lefty double-wide. DOA. Bad ...
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Overall 6
6.0

More BIOS Features Please

Joseph G., Newegg
5 November 2009
  • Summary: I bought this server board to replace a server I have at home, so I was looking for something that was a good value and would not require a lot of airflow so it would be quiet. Fan loudness is not an issue, but the board speaker loudness is.
  • Pros: 6 SATAII ports, PCIe and PCI slots for good old and current PCI board compatibility, 5 fan headers, 6 RAM slots, great value for a small office server or a home server.
  • Cons: SATA ports are at the very bottom of the board and the SATA cables get cluttered with all of the front panel cables and any long PCI cards you have in the single PCI slot, BIOS beeps after shutdown are incredibly loud, needs many more BIOS settings, provided and online documentation are lacking.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent Features Horrible Hardware

Justin L., Newegg
31 October 2009
  • Summary: The bios is lacking so if your looking for a good board to OC on, gamers look away and go with one of the better P55 boards with a lot more for the desktop space. If your looking to build a server with more then 4 DIMMS of Non-ECC ram look elsewhere as well as this is not your board.
  • Pros: Boots, LED status lights on the back, Software that comes with it is decent, stickers for board layout are a nice touch, and it stops at about there.
  • Cons: BUYER BE WARNED! I researched this board and only through reading the boot CD autorun splash page does it state that this board can only use 4 DIMMs of unregistered non-ECC ram and only the 6 DIMMs can be used when you have ECC-Registered ram (I believe this may be true for all boards based in th...
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Overall 10
10

Works well

Anonymous, Newegg
24 October 2009
  • Summary: I recommend this board as long as you aren't planning on rebooting it or reconnecting USB devices very often.
  • Pros: Built myself a fileserver in an Antec 300 case using this board, a Xeon X3440, and a bunch of disks. Everything works as expected. Was very easy to setup. Comes with a nice fold-out quick start guide.
  • Cons: Very loud and annoying beeping noises when connecting or disconnecting USB devices. Plugging in a USB keyboard (or booting with one plugged in) results in several loud beeps. There does not appear to be any way to turn this off. Also sometimes soon after being powered off it goes even crazier wit...
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