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SuperMicro X8SAX
6.5 out of 10

SuperMicro X8SAX

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Michael Drumm, Amazon
6 February 2015
Overall 10
10

Great LGA 1366 Motherboard

Michael H., Newegg
23 October 2014
  • Summary: I have used this motherboard in servers, my HTPC, and my main workstation. This board is built for stability and reliability, not overclocking.
  • Pros: I have used this board in 4x of my server builds. I just got my 5th today and it was defective (but newegg will replace and all will be good again) This board has great features, can use ECC RAM (with xeon cpus) and has every connection you could want. It has proven to be very stable and a good w...
  • Cons: No real cons with this motherboard.
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Overall 2
2.0

Board wad DOA

Mitchell Dodge "GameCharmer", Amazon
20 January 2014
  • Summary: Board was DOA, not much more to say than that. Will eventually replace again, but have decided to move to a different server solution.
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Overall 2
2.0

Supermicro server or Supers#@!

ABEL C., Newegg
2 September 2013
  • Summary: I bought a Asus a about $100 more then this one. The lesson here is you get what you paid for and learn my lesson.
  • Pros: Since, day one problem but they were nice enough to replace it and give me another server,
  • Cons: After six months burn my CPU XEON 3580 cost me $1000 plus 6months of headache chasing this people to replace my server and no response.Lost 6 months of work and $1400 dollars and business.
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Overall 10
10

Solid

Trevor M., Newegg
7 September 2012
  • Summary: Set Up: Chassis: Supermicro CSE-743T-645B (Supermicro still makes the CSE-743T case in a 665w variant, highly recommended) RAM: One Kingston KVR1333D3N9HK3/12G kit & One KVR1333D3N9K3/6G kit (total of 18gigs) CPU: core i7 920 (bloomfield) Heatsink: I used the stock Intel cooler for nearly all 3...
  • Pros: I have had this board running in nearly 24/7 operation for over 3 years now and have never had a problem with it (running Windows Server 2008R2). Booted up first go on day one and every time there after when I installed new hardware.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

It just works!!

Mark W., Newegg
25 August 2012
  • Pros: Onboard RAID exists and works just fine. In fact, there is Intel-based RAID and Adaptec-based RAID. The Adaptec raid is cheesy, 2004 vintage, drivers are scarce for Windows 2008 so stick with Intel folks. POST moves quickly which I like. Thus far, a solid board for HyperV and Windows Server 2008;...
  • Cons: Nothing comes to mind.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great home server.

Joe V., Newegg
17 March 2012
  • Summary: The board is packed with features so not really a con but choose the CPU cooler carefully. I wanted a quite server so I bought a large Zalman cooler (CNPS9500) and one of the bolts for the CPU clamp had to be cut off and secured with zip tips. There are alot of compoents close the CPU socket.
  • Pros: I purchased this bored for a home ESXi server/lab. My first supermicro board and I bought it based on many other positive reviews of Supermicro. No configuration needed I was able to just plug everything in and go. Lot of features and the various expansion slots makes this plus.
  • Cons: No on board RAID.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not performing well.

Jin C., Newegg
13 March 2012
  • Pros: Works and cheap.
  • Cons: You can't set AHCI on one SATA port, when you change it, it change all of them. its kinda dumb.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good choice for Linux workstation.

Adriana D., Newegg
9 March 2012
  • Summary: I'm not going to call this a "con" but it might have been nice for Supermicro to include (or sell as an accessory) a 5.25 faceplate with LED's to display the extra diagnostic indicators available on board. Instead you would have to buy a Supermicro case to get these.
  • Pros: This board works really well under Linux as a workstation board. I paired this with a Xeon W3680 and it is great. Everything works and it has been perfectly stable so far.
  • Cons: Could have used more on board USB ports.
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Overall 8
8.0

plug and play

Anonymous, Newegg
29 November 2011
  • Summary: Got to love when after assembly it just works. i had this board and still have its sister board that's SLI capable but with out the pcix slots , unfortunately the pci16x are to close together for any real video cards in sli .
  • Pros: love supermicros are the simplest easiest, plug and play motherboards i know, no tinkering required .
  • Cons: noda
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