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SuperMicro X8DTi-LN4F
6.2 out of 10

SuperMicro X8DTi-LN4F

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Overall 8
8.0

Good Board

Anonymous, Newegg
4 April 2012
  • Summary: The ethernet port1 lost a pin, rendering it inoperable, but I cannot blame the overall quality of the board.
  • Pros: Very solidly built and straightforward. Excellent tech support.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice part so far, one thing..

Anonymous, Newegg
24 February 2012
  • Pros: Good support for RAM, chips, decent performance so far.
  • Cons: The main problem with this board is that you need a y-branch for the power supply to use the dual cpus. You need: "Athena Power 6" EPS-12V 8-pin Y-splitter Power Cable Model CABLE-YEPS828". Had I not seen this in other reviews I would have been unable to use the item. I used the heat sink "Dynatr...
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Overall 4
4.0

RAM Issues

Joshua H., Newegg
14 December 2011
  • Pros: One of the few boards that support 5600 out of the box and is TURE E-ATX, most are X-ATX even though they say E-ATX...
  • Cons: Every time this boots i get 3 short beeps which means base 64k ram failure, I have 6 chips of ram and have tried each chip solo in each spot and i always get the same post error, This board has all kinds of ram issues and its posted elsewhere on the net, suggest if you dont have 5600 cpu's to get...
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Overall 10
10

Great board, Great service

Anonymous, Newegg
12 October 2011
  • Summary: I am using 3TB HDDs in a RAID array. The BIOS version shipped with the board was current but didn't support large disks in RAID. I called customer support and they sent me the latest BIOS version, (still in verification testing at the time), and it worked perfectly. 5 eggs for SuperMicro.
  • Pros: Lots of room for RAM expansion, has all the server-class options expected such as IPMT, and good documentation. Great manufacturer support!
  • Cons: Just be aware that the heatsink mounting points are threaded. I made the same mistake as the reviewer below and got a unit with the plastic stand-offs. Get the right kind up front and save yourself the trouble.
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Overall 10
10

VMware White Box

Anonymous, Newegg
1 March 2011
  • Summary: I documented all my parts for a working VMware ESXi 4.1 setup at surrealinfo . com under VMware White Box.
  • Pros: This motherboard supports lots of memory allowing for lots of VMs and ability to expand later for even more VMs.
  • Cons: Motherboard is designed for top mounted power supplies, but I prefer bottom mounted which requires the cable to run across the top of the board. Some PSUs could potentially have cables that are not long enough to do so.
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Overall 10
10

VMware White Box

James, Amazon
1 March 2011
  • Summary: I'm super happy to be off a couple small 4GB desktops and onto a real server class computer. CPU has not been the bottleneck for me, but memory has been very limiting. Most of my test machines sit around idle most of the time, but having to pick and choose which ones you have to start and stop has...
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Overall 10
10

Great solution

Justin H., Newegg
29 April 2010
  • Summary: I paired with Corsair 3x4GB DDR3 ECC CMS4GX3M1A1066C71100094361, Adaptec 5805 with WD RE3s and an Intel Xeon E5520. No issues at all. Consider this board with the Super Micro CSE-743T-645B case, or another Super Micro case. If you don't, you may find things not fitting correctly.
  • Pros: When used with a Super Micro case, this is a great virtualization solution with a solid BIOS and management features. Working nicely with Adaptec 5805 - so I get the disk I/O I need. IPMI with iKVM is sweet - unlike the Tyan S7012, this has a dedicated 10/100 for management, leaving 4 gbE untouch...
  • Cons: Two EPS connectors - not really unusual for this type of board - but can be somewhat annoying since the case that Super Micro recommends for this board has a power supply that doesn't have 2xEPS connectors necessary. You'll need a bigger power supply or an EPS splitter if you want both CPUs and m...
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Overall 10
10

ESXi Implementation

Kurt K., Newegg
22 February 2010
  • Summary: Make sure you purchase properly shaped heatsinks. I looked at the board and thought any 1366 LGA heatsink will drop in. Purchase two Scythe Shurikens for the job (low profile fan and copper heatsink for 3U rackmount case).
  • Pros: This server motherboard was purchased for the purpose of running Virtual Machines, lots of them. Well this mobo does ESXi Version 4.0.0 Build 171294 out of box. No hesitation running 6x4GB DDR3 sticks of Registered Kington Memory in Triple Channel configuration. A pair Intel 5520 make this machin...
  • Cons: No cons to this motherboard.
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