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...
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 has 2 pcie x16. It allows perfect consolidation for home lab. Idle power is very impressive as well. I get lower than 58 watts for 10 sata drives (while spinning) with a nvid...
Cons: Would be nice if supermicro has a better bios similar to asus. My favorite bios is the asus efi.
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. Even thought this board supports the PCIe gen. 3....I opted not to use REVO cards due to price, and you can get a gig r/w from an SSD RAID 1+0 array (which I used for the primary drive set).
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.
Summary: I bought this from Newegg as open box unit, and wondering if the Dimm slot problem I encountered was the issue why it was returned. I was careful with the board mount as I saw that as an issue with nontraditional ATX mounting holes. Still I have 8gb kingston unbuffered memory (6 sticks=48gb) which is plenty for my needs, and I'll keep the board.
Pros: Fast boot, multiple sata inputs on board. onboard audio which i need,
Cons: 2 dimms caused non post, only accepting remaining 6 slots, no onboard video. Non-traditional heatsink mount (should be made more clear by Newegg IMO).
Pros: USB 3.0, SATA 6G with RAID support, Dual PCI-Express 3.0 slot, Xeon support, RAM support up to 256GB, sound output, all the high end features with in an ATX form. Whats not to love?
Cons: The board does NOT have holes around the CPU slot, instead it has Supermicro heatsink mounting. Therefore many of LGA 2011 cooling solution on market are out, including the likes of Corsair H100 (not unless you want to mod your mobo).