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SuperMicro X9SRA
7.6 out of 10

SuperMicro X9SRA

Great Deal: $298.75

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Overall 8
8.0

Very Satisfied

Scott A., Newegg
4 December 2014
  • Summary: Very satisfied with this board, by far the most expensive I have ever purchased, but has been worth it. It has run multiple OS from Windows Server, 7, and now linux server without hesitation. Never, ever froze, and distributes video without a hitch. Backs up multiple home computers.
  • Pros: This board has been running in a home server now for 2+ years, both for media distribution and backup of home computers. It has been stable with the ability to house 10 SATA/SAS drives on the board itself, including usb 3.0 header.
  • Cons: One memory bank was bad or had a short. LGA 2011 socket R processors are expensive with odd cooler requirements. Bios is complicated and a little difficult to navigate
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Overall 8
8.0

Overall solid

Jeffrey R., Newegg
24 September 2014
  • Summary: Despite what other reviewers have said, this motherboard has a standard Intel LGA2011 heatsink attachment configuration. LGA2011 is different from older Intel sockets, but this motherboard is the same as all other "wide" LGA2011 ILM boards, which is most of them.
  • Pros: Large maximum memory size with ECC support, USB 3.0, onboard audio, and a pair of PCIe 3.0 x16 slots make this a great platform for a user workstation with an add-in video card.
  • Cons: Not many other usable PCIe slots. Although it has 2 x8 slots, they are next to each other at the end of the board. My LSI RAID card was touching the power supply next to the end of the board. This would be fine if your case has lots of room between power supply and MB. I also had memory slot issu...
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Overall 4
4.0

X9SRA

Bruce S., Newegg
18 April 2014
  • Summary: I am very disappointed with this motherboard that I received from Newegg. It did not come with the latest bios to support the latest ivy bridge CPUs. The specs say it supports the Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2 Ivy Bridge-EP 2.0GHz, but unless you get bios version 3 you can't even see the POST video or even...
  • Pros: You can build a Xeon based workstation that can support up to 256 Gb RAM.
  • Cons: Came with old firmware which doesn't support Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2 CPU or video cards installed in computer. You need to get a X9SRA with bios version 3. Newegg inventory / stock of Supermicro X9SRA is old. I have built literally hundreds of computers for the University over the last 20 years so ...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Brian Page, super biiz
16 March 2014
  • Summary: The Good: Works great with i7-4930K processor. Just as noted, its a good file server and media server with Windows 7 Ultimate to replace WHS2011
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Overall 4
4.0

weird motherboard

Sean L., Newegg
2 January 2014
  • Summary: I would get one of the other boards if you want an easier time finding good fitting components (especially for a 1u setup the IO shield doesn't fix even a supermicro chasis)
  • Pros: usb 3, cheepish
  • Cons: heatsink form is not normal, no vga or dvi output. this is a strange design probably more for desktops/workstations than servers
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't forget the Basics, Supermicro!

donald m., Newegg
5 November 2013
  • Summary: Doesn't include a driver disc. I had to get on another PC and transfer drivers via flash drive. Again, what is it, 2013?? I have no idea what those clowns are doing.
  • Pros: Works perfectly as far as I know once configured
  • Cons: Supermicro board came with firmware version 1.1 on it. Had to put a generation 1 Xeon on it for it to give video then flash to version 3 so it could work with my i7 4930K. This was after hours of troubleshooting video issues, changing memory and other hardware out... Is it 2013?? Do I really have...
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Overall 10
10

best of both worlds

John L., Newegg
4 October 2013
  • Summary: I like to see 10 sata 6 across the board and perhaps a micro atx mb with same features of this mb.
  • Pros: Great mb with Total of 10 sata connectors to build a decent nas solution whether it's all in one zfs with esx or the new Microsoft windows 2012 automated storage tiering. Took me less than 2 hour to put everything together and all rdimm slots works. If you go with ms, you can play games as the mb...
  • Cons: Would be nice if supermicro has a better bios similar to asus. My favorite bios is the asus efi.
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Overall 10
10

Great Board

bob, Amazon
22 April 2013
  • Summary: I just finished upgrading a customer's server stations with units based on this board. The customer is a financial firm...so ECC was extremely important. I loaded the units with 16GB of registered ECC RAM, Intel Xeon E5-1620s, and sub $100 DDR5/128 bit Sapphire vid cards.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Ian S., Newegg
30 March 2013
  • Summary: Looks like RAM slot failure is common for LGA2011 server boards.
  • Pros: Great feature set. One of the few server LGA2011 boards out there.
  • Cons: After about two months, half the RAM slots failed. Does not error, but does not use RAM installed in them. Onboard "RAID" is software based. No onboard graphics.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad DIMM

Brian H., Newegg
15 March 2013
  • Pros: Decent when working, works well with good DIMM slots. Works well with the i7 Extreme Processor.
  • Cons: Several DIMM slots did not work. After I RMA'd, I received a new motherboard with the same issues. The bad DIMM slots are even in the same place, which makes me think it wasn't even tested, just rubberbanded. I'm kind of surprised, usually Supermicro is a good place to get server grade motherboar...
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