www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Dummy.190587
8.1 out of 10

SuperMicro X9SCL

Great Deal: $171.35

Reviews and Problems with SuperMicro X9SCL

Showing 1-10 of 22
Overall 10
10

This has been a great board

John R., Newegg
18 December 2013
  • Summary: I'm about to buy a second one for another location. Do yourself a favor and ditch the stock Intel E3 series cooler. Those clamps are junk. You will sleep better if you replace it with a bolt-down solution (at least I did).
  • Pros: . -not very expensive -adequate features -zero problems after a year of use
  • Cons: -bios is a little clunky. -I don't like the cheapo Nuvoton/Matrox video chip. I would prefer Intel for this.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Wendy B., Newegg
31 October 2013
  • Summary: 6th or so server build with this board and would definitely buy more
  • Pros: i love these boards they are very reliable i havent had one die yet
  • Cons: 3 eggs due to minor issues. boards fw lacks major refinement. the onboard video chip at least on mine is not the Nuvoton WPCM150GA0BX as stated its a matroxg200w and the video performance is horrible but its not an issue for me. another annoying issue is the thermal sensor alarm threshold its. the alarm constantly goes off for no reason as the system is not overheating. ive had this issue on multiple supermicro boards. yes they all have the latest fw
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Awesome low-power server motherboard

Chris Lee, Amazon
3 October 2013
  • Summary: I've built two systems with this motherboard; one of them is a web server colocated at a datacenter in San Jose and the other is a 3U storage server for my home. When idle, the web server uses 22 watts of electricity. For a server with 32GB of RAM, two 256GB SSDs, and a quad-core Xeon CPU (the E3-1260L), this is hard to believe for me, but that's what my Kill-a-watt tells me.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Excellent value, rock solid & fast!

Richard B., Newegg
23 September 2013
  • Summary: My specs: Supermicro X9XSCL, Xeon E3 3.1Ghz, 8GB ECC Kingston PC3 10700, Highpoint Rocket Raid 2720, 5 WD WD10EFRX 1TB in RAID 5, 1 WD10EFRX 1TB for PC Backups, 1 WDC WD20EFRX 2TB for Server Backups, 1x4 + 1x3 slot hot-Swap backplanes, WHS 2011 SP1.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, extremely stable & very fast. Those that are having trouble should carefully read the specs on the web site. They are clear & concise.
  • Cons: Not exactly a con, it was a little tricky to find & configure the right PCI-X slot for my RAID controller. A few attempts of trial & error and I was there.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Supports Ivy Bridge out of the box

David S., Newegg
4 August 2013
  • Pros: The version of the board I received supported my Ivy Bridge CPU out of the box. Still, it's not a bad idea to keep a Sandy Bridge CPU around just in case you get one with older BIOS. To those complaining about memory issues, remember that this is a server class board, and as such requires server class memory. Stick with decent unregistered ECC and you'll be fine.
  • Cons: The placement of the power headers does not jive with several Supermicro cases. I had to purchase a 12" extension to fit in my Supermicro case. You'd think their engineering departments would talk to each other from time to time.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Stable board

Anonymous, Newegg
28 May 2013
  • Summary: Not sure why some other reviewers are having so many problems. Maybe its not really the motherboard's fault...
  • Pros: Have built about 10 servers using this board, and never had an issue. Everything works as expected. Great price, rock-solid stable.
  • Cons: Would be nice if fan control would work with 3-pin fans, but this is documented so can't knock it an egg.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Good Board have several

ERIC T., Newegg
27 March 2013
  • Summary: If it's slow you aren't using a fast enough disk! I Used a 3ware 9750i card and 4 of the new Samsung 840 Pro SSD's.
  • Pros: Good Little board. For those who have memory issues, try reading the DETAILS page right on this site! It clearly lists what memory you need to use. (duh!)
  • Cons: People that don't know what they are doing giving this bad reviews.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Pass on this one

Loren L., Newegg
15 March 2013
  • Pros: I haven't managed to find any
  • Cons: Its very picky on the type of Ram that it uses, and since I have had it, I have had nothing but problems. Currently, I am having an issue with Random Reboots, this is after it burned through 2 hdd (I seriously think it was the MBD that caused this)
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Timothy P., Newegg
3 December 2012
  • Summary: If you get one with a bad DIMM slot (apparently not all that uncommon), this is really a $173+ board, not $160 as advertised. At this new price point I would recommend going with a board that supports IPMI. On its own this board would have gotten 4 eggs, but instead gets 1 egg because of the bad DIMM slot.
  • Pros: When it works, excellent stable board that supports the latest Xeon Ivy Bridge CPUs.
  • Cons: Needed Sandy Bridge CPU to flash new BIOS onto boards before they would recognise an Ivy Bridge CPU. No IPMI support (no BMC). No fan speed control unless 4 pin fans are in use. Out of the three boards I have ordered, so far one has a bad DIMM slot from the manufacturer. This is completely unacceptable; to top off the bad experience NewEgg wants me to pay $13 in return shipping to get it replaced! At that price I'll probably just eat the bad slot; buyer beware!
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Peice of GARBAGE

jeremy h., Newegg
26 November 2012
  • Summary: Until now, I've always had nothing but good to say about Supermicro. All I can think of as an excuse for this board is they must have had a novice design it. I returned 1 thinking it was DOA (I had buffered RAM, not yet knowing it was the wrong stuff - Newegg was fantastic about the exchange). When my second board wouldn't work I called Supermicro, who informed me I had the wrong RAM. Again, Newegg was excellent about accepting my return.
  • Pros: cheap, supports Xeon E3 CPU,
  • Cons: I would give this board 0 eggs, but the site won't let me. This is hands down the worst board I've EVER got from Supermicro. They are actually extremely lucky that I've used several of their boards before, otherwise I'd never buy their parts again, this board has been that awful. 1st: The memory MUST be un-buffered, but the only place this is documented is in passing in the middle of the user's manual - nowhere else (website etc.) 2nd: When the the SATA controller is ...
  • Read full review
Next page >>