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Pros: IPMI (killer feature including KVM over IP) Stable Low power 2 Onboard Intel NICs Onboard USB
Cons: CPU socket is in "non-standard" location Automated fan control doesn't seem to work well with low speed/low noise fans
Other Thoughts: I bought this board for an ESXi build. It exceeded my expectations and was totally worth the wait.
A little more expensive, but you get: 2 Intel NICs onboard Onboard USB (for the ESXi install) IPMI ECC Memory support
You pay a little more, but you get server grade options.
The BIOS fan control doesn't seem to work with my fans, but I'll let it slide (even though it was listed as a con). I'm using low power/low noise Noctua fans throughout, and my research says the board doesn't expect to be working with fans operating at that speed.
I worked around this issue by using the low noise adapter cables supplied with the fans, works just fine. Won't dock an egg because I'm using an unexpected configuration, so to speak.
It has been rock solid hosting a home lab running 7 VMs concurrently. Nothing crazy, but it's run cool and quiet at low power the whole time.
I had some issues with upgrading the IPMI firmware which turned out to be 100% user error.
I will be buying this board again next year to upgrade my NAS. I'm doing it for the IPMI support alone... the onboard USB, NICs, and ECC memory support are just icing on the cake.
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