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SuperMicro X9DR3-F
7.4 out of 10

SuperMicro X9DR3-F

Great Deal: $421.99

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Overall 6
6.0

A good upgrade.

Ken D., Amazon
27 April 2015
Overall 10
10

Works great

Bradley L., Newegg
24 March 2014
  • Pros: This board is great. I have it running Windows 2012 R2 with dual E5-2620 CPUs, 128 GB of RAM, an LSI MegaRAID 9261-8i, two dual port server NICs, and several hard drives and have had no issues.
  • Cons: As some reviewers noted earlier, make sure you get the narrow LGA 2011 cooler (SNK-P0050AP4, available on Newegg) as I am not sure standard LGA 2011 coolers would work. Also, the board is very large and won't fit in most cases. I have mine mounted in a Xigmatek Elysium and it worked pretty well, ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointing on Many Levels

Jacob L., Newegg
13 March 2014
  • Pros: Does what it says it will do.
  • Cons: for $500 it doesn't stretch the bounds of reason to include a driver DVD. IT should also be noted that if you want to fully support the motherboard in an ATX, E-ATX, or SSi-EEB case, then you will have to drill and tap holes where they go. The form factor on this item is inaccurate at Newegg. I b...
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Overall 2
2.0

Form Factor is CUSTOM - Do NOT BUY!!!

Jacob L., Newegg
13 March 2014
  • Summary: This is Horse Manure. I called Supermicro and their technical support department told me their motherboards are all exactly the correct form factor. Complete baloney. Several holes on TWO $300 cases are off by inches.
  • Pros: I'm sure it would work nice, but I am going to have to buy a tap and die set and custom drill holes to accept the motherboard.
  • Cons: GIANT pain and frankly unacceptable. Neither SSI-EEB nor EATX cases (I tried one from Coolermaster and one from Phanteks and neither work.
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Overall 4
4.0

No boot on setup

Rick H., Newegg
14 November 2013
  • Summary: No really good choice for server motherboards out there. It's either Asus or Supermicro. I guess pick the lesser of two evils in your opinion.
  • Pros: All parts in box.
  • Cons: Would not boot with 2 E5-2600 CPUs, Noctua heatsinks, and 64GBs REG ECC RAM. Talked to Supermicro and went through troubleshooting. Bent CPU pins found. Send back to newegg and they gave refund with 25%fee.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome server motherboard

Gordon K., Newegg
3 November 2013
  • Summary: Be aware the motherboard has Narrow-ILM backplate for the CPU. You MUST GET A COMPATIBLE SUPERMICRO CPU HEAT SINK. Most of the ones on Newegg use the Square-ILM form factor which will not fit. The SUPERMICRO SNK-P0050AP4 Heatsink is compatible with this motherboard and works admirably.
  • Pros: Really glad I sprung for the more expensive one. This motherboard is phenomenal. IMPI on a dedicated LAN interface is such a luxury I'm not used to. FYI - this motherboard successfully recognized and uses Intel Xeon E5-4607 processors - the 4600 line is supposed to be pretty much identical to the...
  • Cons: The onboard RAID and 2x onboard SAS ports are not recognized properly by VMWare ESXi 5.5. Figuring out where to put the HDD LED, PWR LED, POWER SWITCH etc. jumpers from my case was quite a challenge. The included "motherboard diagram" that comes in the box doesn't identify it. You have to downloa...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but need to read the manual!

Ricky S., Newegg
6 September 2013
  • Summary: It is a good mobo, but you just need to buy the appropriate equipment to support it.
  • Pros: One of the cheapest mobos that has so much ram, dual cpus, and pic-e 16 slots.
  • Cons: You really need to read the manual before buying parts. Not just the website description manual. In particular, you need to know that the mounting brackets for the CPU coolers are narrow ILM form. Most brackets are square ILM. Make sure to purchase the correct coolers. Also, the manual states tha...
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Overall 10
10

Cost effective, Feature Rich and Powerful motherboard - chose compatible components carefully

naheed, Amazon
6 June 2013
  • Summary: I was trying to assemble a server for the first time by buying individual components to save on the total cost and as a result of extensive research I boiled down to this motherboard (X9DR3-F-O) because its price as compared to the features offered was amazing.
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Overall 10
10

Works Great

Cody A., Newegg
19 March 2013
  • Summary: I am using this rig in a colo data center with Hyper V 2012. It runs several cloud based server environments for my subscribers.
  • Pros: Everything. The Kingston memory I used worked fine. You will need to update the bios to install the OS using onboard raid. And yes, narrow type heatsink.
  • Cons: The only problem I had was the power LED connection is not right. I had to modify the connector on the supermicro case in order to get it to work.
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Overall 10
10

Good

John K., Newegg
28 February 2013
  • Summary: Needs narrow style LGA 2011 cooler, not square. No on-board sound. No IDE. No PS/2 connection.
  • Pros: Two CPU, everything seems to work. Worked well with Kingston KVR16R11D8K4/16I.
  • Cons: GigE ports not supported out of box on Win 7 install. BIOS seems archaic.
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