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Supermicro-c2sbc-q.33231893
6.4 out of 10

SuperMicro C2SBC-Q

Great Deal: $165.99

Reviews and Problems with SuperMicro C2SBC-Q

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Overall 10
10

User Review

julie_w, NCIX.com
6 June 2012
  • Summary: I heard that this thing is not that great.but for more i really like it. I think it was what i wanted to be.
  • Pros: Worked Without any problem on the first try, worth to buy it so far
  • Cons: For me the price is abit high but well it is the buyers decision to decide wether to buy or not.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

GeorgesCollombia, NCIX.com
6 June 2012
  • Summary: I heard that this thing is not that great.but for more i really like it. I think it was what i wanted to be.
  • Pros: Worked Without any problem on the first try, worth to buy it so far
  • Cons: For me the price is abit high but well it is the buyers decision to decide wether to buy or not.
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Overall 10
10

Great Product

Frank j., Newegg
20 September 2011
  • Summary: This product is used to power a server running WIN2008R2. The board is in a 3U Supermicro chassis. Currently, the on-board RAID chip supports six WD500 RE3s. We installed an LSI 9260-8i last week. On order now are two more HDDs and the cables to attach to the HDD back-plane. Expect nothing but smooth sailing.
  • Pros: Board booted first time, no need for BIOS update.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Stable and fast

William R., Newegg
11 March 2011
  • Summary: I got this to replace an ASUS P5B-Deluxe after the old board died. This was a very nice upgrade.
  • Pros: The ports available are reasonable. It can serve as a nice workstation or a server. It has enough PCI-E bandwidth to handle a high end graphics card and a 3ware controller. Ports on the board are well spaced.
  • Cons: Not enough fan headers on the motherboard. 2 more would be nice.
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Overall 8
8.0

ESXi VT-d

BILL S., Newegg
2 August 2010
  • Summary: No issues running 6 VMs, zoneminder with a capture card.
  • Pros: esxi4.1 with vmdirectpath (PCI-passthrough) works, quite a bit of memory, and lots of PCI slots. Great support from supermicro.
  • Cons: I don't know if they have updated the bios but when I first got the board the bios had a problem with ACPI and vt-d turned on. pci passthrough requires both to function.
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Overall 10
10

Great Server board

Brian H., Newegg
21 September 2009
  • Summary: Have been using SuperMicr0 boards for years - been great.
  • Pros: I have built 3 servers based on these boards and 2.93Ghz Quad CPUs.
  • Cons: Only 2 case fan ports on the mobo, so when you get the SuperMicr0 case: CSE-743i-650B, you leave 4 fans that you would have to get Molex to mini adapters, or get the Sunbeam fan distribution port:
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Overall 10
10

Works like a champ

Kim M., Newegg
12 July 2009
Overall 8
8.0

Impressive build quality and features

Anonymous, Newegg
7 April 2009
  • Summary: Excellent MB for a server. Lets hope it lasts longer than the $85 board from an unnamed vendor.
  • Pros: ..for an inexpensive server board.
  • Cons: Bizarre IDE connector at the bottom of the board, right next to the SATA ports. My massive Supermicro case has the drives mounted way up high, how long an IDE cable do they make?
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Overall 10
10

Nice board

bill s., Newegg
25 November 2008
Overall 10
10

Great for Lab System & Modest Server

Daniel K., Newegg
11 November 2008
  • Summary: (1) Built this as a lab system, primarily for Server 2003 and 2008. Matched with an Intel Q6600 cpu and 4GB Kingston DDR2-800 (KVR800D2N5K2/4G). (2) While designed as a workstation board, don't overlook its potential as a modest, affordable entry-level server with lots of features, without lots of proprietary clutter. (3) It does have some overclocking capabilities but, that's not why I bought it.
  • Pros: (1) Great mix of current and legacy technology. The com ports are great for console connectivity (Cisco routers, etc.). (2) "Wide compatibility across many OS's." Can't say it any better! (3) Well written user's manual. (4) Very wide range of compatible CPUs. (5) Some welcome differences over most other manufacturers: Cleanly assembled and soldered . . . Front panel header simply laid out and clearly labeled . . . Fan connectors are ALL 4-pin (6) Two gigabit LAN ports...
  • Cons: No show stoppers - I knew all this when purchasing. (1) More of a recommendation: Could give up one or two PCI slots to add another PCIe slot to broaden its potential. (2) Does not support RAID 5 under Linux (I haven't tested this). (3) Not the best warranty around: " . . . one year from the original date of shipment or 2,000 hours of operation, whichever first occurs." (If my math is correct, that's less than 3 months of continuous use or, about 1 year of 8 hours per...
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