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SuperMicro 7047R
7.7 out of 10

SuperMicro 7047R

Great Deal: $1,189.99

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Overall 2
2.0

Motherboard Fails

David E., Newegg
12 April 2014
  • Pros: This server has up to 512Gb RAM and supprts 2 Xeon 12 cores. It is in principle a capable machine.
  • Cons: I have a TESLA K20 and an ASUS 650. I have a 1440W UPS. I first set up this server about year ago. This board has failed within a month of use three times in the last year, and I have replaced the motherboard three times. The last replacement MB was purchased new from from newegg about a month ag...
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Overall 2
2.0

Doesn't support GPU's - bad warranty

David E., Newegg
20 March 2014
  • Pros: When assembled with two Xeon quad cores, four HD, and 64Gb Ram, it seemed to run just fine. It had all the features it claimed, except that only six of the 8 3.5" bays are usable simultaneously, (two are for backup?). It booted and ran fine.
  • Cons: I had two GPU's on my system, a Tesla K20 and an ASUS GTX680. The motherboard died with a few months of very low usage. When it died it fried two of the drive bays. I purchased a new motherboard, but it too died after a couple of months. Supermicro wouldn't replace it under the warranty. Don't bu...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great barebones but unclear information

Nicholas H., Newegg
19 December 2013
  • Summary: I would still recommend this product to someone not needing 8 drive supported out of the box. In my case, I'm only using 3 drives so it was not an issue.
  • Pros: Nice layout, great cable management, hot swap fans.
  • Cons: The specs show "8 x SATA 300 + 2 SATA 600" but in reality the motherboard in this package only has 6 SATA ports, two of them being SATA 3 ports. The hotswap/SAS backplane supports up to 8 drives but out of the box, you'll only be able to support 6 drives because two of the SATA ports are not conn...
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Overall 10
10

Great for the price

Dustin A., Newegg
20 May 2013
  • Summary: This does support 8-core CPU, despite what the other reviewer stated. I don't know why they couldn't get it to work, but I have two 8-core Xeon running in it just fine.
  • Pros: Decent price. Runs ESX well out of the box.
  • Cons: This thing is loud. You might think about replacing the stock fans.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not happy with LSI 9280-16i4e

John B., Newegg
17 February 2013
  • Pros: It's solid built materials -- heavy gauge steel. If you are trying to hookup a RAID controller -- remove the fans just in front of the drive bays to allow you to remove the pre-installed SATA cables.
  • Cons: LSI controller does not work to start with. Passmark shows drive verify errors 1 in every 16 billion. Same controller in my Intel server seems rock solid. BIOS update is clunky compared to other vendors (ASUS/Intel). It is currently bricked due to attempt to upgrade. Do not try the Super.ROM meth...
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Overall 10
10

12 Cores No Waiting!!!!!

Glenn N., Newegg
1 July 2012
  • Summary: Xeon e5-2620 (12 cores w/HT) 32 GB Samsung ECC Memory Adaptec 6805 Raid (setup as raid 10) 4 x Seagate Constellation ES.2 ST33000650NS Checked Supermicro website to make sure everything was compatible. Came up on the first boot no problem.
  • Pros: 8 drive bays, dual processor support, up to 512GB of memory. Dual power supplies and it is quiet considering the processing power it packs.
  • Cons: So brand new it was buggy during setup. Once we got all the bios settings and Windows patches squared away it runs great. Problem with USB keyboard and mouse not tracking properly. Contacted Supermicro support and will follow up to get updated Bios. Minor issue and I am confident they will take c...
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Overall 2
2.0

wow dual socket 2011

Rob S., Newegg
25 April 2012
  • Summary: Bought 2 of these doorstops, I should of read more into the board, forgive me for assuming that all dual socket 2011 boards were capable of better than quad core......
  • Pros: turns on
  • Cons: Dosent support six or eight core cpu's, who is going to buy a dual 2011 board and not run 6 or 8 cores per cpu????? Latest firmware dosent help either. Time to switch back to tyan boards.
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