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SuperMicro X7SBE
5.5 out of 10

SuperMicro X7SBE

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Overall 10
10

Rock Solid

John G., Newegg
17 September 2013
  • Pros: Over 2 years, 100% dependable and rock solid
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Great no-frills server board

Todd L., Newegg
20 September 2012
  • Summary: Got this board after retiring my old Q6600 system on a junky mATX desktop board. I moved the CPU and 8GB (4x 2GB) of non-ECC DDR2-800 RAM, then added a bunch of disks to the SATA ports.
  • Pros: Takes just about any LGA775 CPU, if you can still find them or have any lying around. Supports ECC and non-ECC unbuffered DDR2 up to DDR2-800. Will take an IPMI card for KVM-over-IP (though it isn't cheap and needs to be sourced elsewhere). Has 4x PCI-X slots - 2 of them are 100MHz and two of the...
  • Cons: No PCIe x16 slots. Only one PCIe x8 and one PCIe x4 slot, which limits modern expansion choices.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
11 November 2010
  • Summary: to the person talking about the Retention bracket. What you are saying doesent really make any sence. If ur talking about a bracket to mount a heat sink that is suspose to come with the heatsink no the motherboard or case.
  • Pros: Works with pentiums 775
  • Cons: price for old board is kind of high
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Overall 2
2.0

Not Good

DAVID M., Newegg
6 November 2010
  • Summary: Nice Box
  • Pros: We never could find any "pros" on this motherboard
  • Cons: No CPU Retention bracket. We scoured the internet looking for one - most difficult to find. We found some vendors looking for 20.00 to ship one. No Thanks. Even a Magician could install a cpu without the bracket. Daniel James Tyler
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Overall 10
10

Good entry level server motherboard

Anonymous, Newegg
14 April 2010
  • Pros: Needed a cheap server motherboard with PCI-X slot for the SuperMicro 8 port SATA RAID card. This motherboard allowed me to use a cheap C2D CPU to keep costs down. Worked well out of the box and booted on first attempt. Windows 7 installed without a hitch.
  • Cons: Nothing
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Overall 10
10

Good server board

Rezo M., Newegg
28 January 2010
  • Pros: This board is used for entry level server I just built. Works like a charm, no issues at all. If it helps memory used was Kingston KVR800D2E6K2/4G.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Great entry-level server board!

Anonymous, Newegg
4 January 2010
  • Summary: Currently running 8GB Crucial Memory, 4x640 WD Caviar Black in RAID 5, Intel C2Q 6600, Antec 900, Corsair HX520.
  • Pros: Good board for the price. Supports RAID 5, and it works with Windows Server 2k8. Has decent onboard video, dual NICs. All the features in a server motherboard you could want for the price.
  • Cons: The CPU socket is turned sideways, so using Zalman fans or anything that requires the fan to be straight is questionable. It's working for me however.
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Overall 10
10

Rock solid server motherboard

T A., Newegg
10 December 2009
  • Summary: * 2 x SUPERMICRO AOC-SAT2-MV8 64-bit PCI-X133MHz SATA Controller Card - Retail * 1 x CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail * 1 x Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core...
  • Pros: Running in an OpenSolaris-based server, with ~8TB of storage (3 ZFS raid-z arrays of 4 disks each). Rock solid since 2/09. See other thoughts for complete list of server components.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Jacob S., Newegg
17 June 2009
  • Summary: This is a socket 775 motherboard, what do you mean heatsync retention bracket? OEM Intel HS has no retention bracket, if you are using some aftermarket HS that needs one that would have to come from the HS mfg not supermicro.
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: none
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Overall 2
2.0

Unable to use.

Anonymous, Newegg
12 May 2009
  • Summary: I bought a supermicro case and another brand mobo. The mobo didn't work in the case so I bought this one as per supermicro's support. I had it overnighted so we could get this build done for a customer today.
  • Pros: It looks nice.
  • Cons: Supermicro doesn't ship a retention bracket for the cpu heat sync with this motherboard.
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