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Intel S5520HCR
6.3* out of 10

Intel S5520HCR

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Overall 10

Great Server Board

David H., Newegg
17 July 2013
  • Summary: Form factor is not ATX, therefore I suggest getting the proper Chassis from Intel. I am running this board as an ESXi 5.1 host, it works great Best used in an Intel Chassis
  • Pros: Supports Raid 0,1,5,10 and 192GB of RAM Dual LGA 1366 Xeon support Perfect fit in the Intel SC5650BRPNA Pedestal Chassis Runs quiet and normal operating temp in such a configuration Supports running with one or two processors
  • Cons: Intel noted in a document, which I read on their web site that RAID is not supported when VMware is at use Raid 5 requires an optional component from Intel to function
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Overall 10

Be aware

James H., Newegg
18 February 2011
  • Summary: The folks that are giving this a bad rating, outside of board failure, most likely do not have the ability to set up this board. It is NOT for novices. It takes a lot of knowledge to set up this board, knowing which fans to install and where, what BIOS settings to edit, etc.
  • Pros: Good compatibility; excellent reliability; very stable
  • Cons: video drivers cold be better for differing resolutions; no built-in RAID-5.
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Overall 2

What a huge mess Be warned

Stephen S., Newegg
30 December 2010
  • Summary: I will be doing business elsewhere from now on.
  • Pros: NONE
  • Cons: Wow where do I start. I purchased this board because our company server had died. I installed the board and everything was working expect for the NICS. Intel told me this was a 'known problem' with the NICS missing the capacitors. I asked NewEgg to replace or refund since I just bought it. They t...
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Overall 8


Anonymous, Newegg
2 September 2010
  • Summary: Still burning it in. I plan to use it for a hyper-v host. Additional Cons: 2) The board makes undocumented beeps. This can be a source of concern because the *documented* 3 beeps on boot--that indicate a memory problem--cannot be differentiated from the *undocumented* 3 beeps on boot that enumerate...
  • Pros: 1) The board is performing as advertised, no problems to report. 2) Despite a few significant errors and omissions mentioned below, the documentation isn't bad. 3) I can run it with one proc/one bank of memory until I'm ready to upgrade 4) Intel Deployment Assistance utility makes updating BIOS e...
  • Cons: 1) This motherboard has a female (Molex 50-57-9405) "Auxiliary Power Signal" connector. The connector is supposed to connect to Intel's proprietary power supply which comes with their proprietary chassi$. The purpose of this connector is to enable communication with Intel's PSU. The mobo contains...
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