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SuperMicro X9SAE

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Board, but...

Jon M., Newegg
25 June 2014
  • Summary: Supermicro really ought to hire someone to work on their webpage. If you won't include manuals or disks with your product, at least have a user friendly website. Ugh...
  • Pros: Clean layout, easy install.
  • Cons: - No motherboard manual
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Overall 6
6.0

Manual?

Jon M., Newegg
20 June 2014
  • Summary: Neither Newegg or Supermicro had info on power connections to motherboard. It has a 24 pin main, 8 pin, and 4 pin.
  • Pros: Nice board, good clean layout. Simple is what I wanted.
  • Cons: Unfortunately, installing for a friend and his was sans the owner manual and no driver disk. Only had the quick start guide, had to use the web. Hope it wasn't a return, until it boots and runs stable, gonna give only 3 stars...
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Overall 8
8.0

time will tell

Anonymous, Newegg
10 April 2014
  • Summary: No IPMI or video chipset, which I should have taken into consideration when deciding which board to buy.
  • Pros: More than one PCI-e option.
  • Cons: RAM slots very close to the CPU. My Evo heatsink would not fit without touching the RAM chips, although I had all slots populated so it may not be a concern for all, since I think the blue slots that should be filled first, are farther out.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice board - Pricey

Ban T., Newegg
25 March 2014
  • Summary: * User manual stated it uses non-ECC only. Don't believe it, that's a typo. It does, even the BIOS stated so too.
  • Pros: * Very helpful tech support. They're actually trying to help you unlike like the Chinese brands. Plus, no waiting period when calling in for helps.
  • Cons: * Why the dual link DVI when in fact it was soldered as a single link on the back end. That's beyond me. They could've soldered 3 MDP as Intel specified so we can use all 3 monitors at high resolution but now we're stuck to just one.
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Overall 10
10

A very nice workstation board

Harold Ancell, Amazon
15 February 2014
  • Summary: No IMPI, but otherwise pretty much everything you could want in a reliable, Supermicro quality workstation class motherboard, including with a suitable CPU with integrated graphics nifty HDMI output, video and sound that you can plug into your AV receiver. My build includes: SeaSonic S12II 430B power supply Intel Xeon E3-1225 V2 Ivy Bridge CPU (be sure to get one ending in 5 if you want integrated graphics) 4 sticks of Kingston KVR1333D3E9S/4G memory, although that model...
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Overall 10
10

Nice Workstation Board

Jonathan K., Newegg
31 August 2013
  • Summary: I have not tried it yet but this board looks to be a perfect match to become a Q u b e s workstation. I will test that theory soon with a USB 3.0 flash drive.
  • Pros: Hmmm all the goodies that the C216 affords. ECC, USB 3.0, VT-d, etc.
  • Cons: Doesn't have an onboard TPM module but easily added.
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Overall 10
10

Great workstation board

Frederic L., Newegg
27 July 2013
  • Summary: Uses the AMI bios but has it's own 5-beep general purpose error code. 5 beeps also happen to be AMI's CPU error code. Bad decision there.
  • Pros: Two PCI-e slots for a passthrough build or SLI/CrossfireX
  • Cons: Documentation is a single piece of paper
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Overall 10
10

ESXi 5.1 Server

Peter S., Newegg
16 April 2013
  • Summary: Building up an ESXi 5.1 (on USB stick) environment, running NexentaStor, Centos, Windows Server 2012 essentials. Got a PCI Lan card to jump start (ESXi 5.1 doesn't support the Intel nics out of the box, needed to downgrade the drivers), and a LSI3081e-r HBA to allow pass-through of 2TB WD Red drives to Nexenta ( requires another set of patches to ESXi 5.1 to make the pass through work).
  • Pros: stable E3-v2 Xeon board
  • Cons: not really any cons - maybe that the manual is a bit sparse
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Overall 10
10

Great board for entry Xeon server

Sean B., Newegg
31 March 2013
  • Summary: Overall great board. I was looking to build a Xeon server on the cheap, and this had the features I wanted at the price I was willing to pay.
  • Pros: Fairly priced for the features
  • Cons: Only holds 32 GB RAM, and you can NOT use Registered memory. You can use unbuffered ECC or non-ECC, but can't mix. Keep in mind that non-registered ECC is usually a little harder to find and more expensive than registered ECC.
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Overall 10
10

good for ECC RAM and AMT

Guocong S., Newegg
29 January 2013
  • Summary: This motherboard requires a CPU integrated with GPU or an independent video card to display. Of course, you can make a headless server after setup.
  • Pros: I was looking for a motherboard that support intl E3 CPU, ECC RAM, AMT, USB 3.0. X9SAE-V is perfect to me. I had a very smooth integration and bring-up. AMT is super!
  • Cons: Manual (downloaded from supermicro website) doesn't tell more information.
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