Pros: Fully compatible with an ESXi home lab whitebox I built. I also have a second one set up on Server 2012 Hyper V and it's humming along too. Stable board, pretty good bios settings, lots of expansion. I'm using with entry level interlagos CPU.
Cons: None, cept maybe price, but entry level ATX server boards are all around this price
Pros: Inexpensive 8 core build with entry-level G34 processors. On-board remote management is awesome. Using as a combined file server and hyper-v host machine, and have had very few issues. Works well with Highpoint 2680 RAID controller once you reflash the BIOS to remove the "move to EBDA" option. Combined with 8 hard drives this is a killer home server box. Power consumption is also good considering the CPU power available. PS/2 connectors are great if you're running an ...
Cons: The onboard video is so slow you'll be amazed how much faster using RDP is. If you don't need the remote console you can install a PCIe graphics card of course. The on-board SATA is also horribly slow, and I couldn't get Windows to recoginize the on-board Adaptec "fake raid", so I boot off a Highpoint 2680 where the main storage is, and use the on-board SATA for standalone backup drives where performance isn't an issue. Weird BIOS incompatibility with the HPT RAID con...
Cons: on board 2 already and its soon to be RMA'd.. first one the PS2 and usbs all died in POST or windows dead no keyboard or mouse worked at all but system ran perfect otherwise.. on my second board now and same deal in windows but HID's still work in bios and post.. no idea whats up getting VERY VERY irritated for the cost of this board i shouldn't be having these issues
Summary: Motherboard #3 works fine, but #1 and #2 had to be sent back with an RMA. The problem: NO-VIDEO, NO-POST CODES, NO-BEEP codes on boards #1 and #2. These observations have been reported elsewhere on the internet.
Pros: The motherboard manufacturer, SuperMicro, stands behind their products.
Cons: Lack of testing and quality control somewhere in the supply chain resulted in two failed motherboards, right out of the box.