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SUPERMICRO SYS-5037C-I Pedestal Server Barebone LGA 1155 Intel C202 DDR3 1333/1066

  • 1 x LGA 1155 Support Intel Xeon E3-1200 & 2nd Generation Core i3
  • 4 x 240Pin Memory Slots (Max 32GB)
  • Support 6 x SATA 300 HDD
  • 300W AC power supply w/ PFC

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Supermicro's SYS-5037C-I Mid Tower server provides great performance and functionality at whisper-quiet noise level - perfect for workspace or home. This barebones setup includes the mid tower case that allows most configurations to be performed without tools, and an Intel C202 PCH chipset based motherboard which supports the latest Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs in LGA1155 package.

The motherboard with four memory slots, 6x SATA ports with RAID support and loads of I/O ports plus expansion slots brings you unlimited scalability and flexibility. To promote high transfer speeds, the SYS-5037C-I includes dual Intel gigabit Ethernet LAN ports. Last but not least, a 300w high efficiency power supply is included to provide the "juice" for all these pieces, and one whisper-quiet 9-cm exhaust fan is located at the rear to keep the entire system cool and stable.

  • newegg Support Intel LGA1155 Processor The SUPERMICRO SYS-5037C-I barebones equipped with Super X9SCL Motherboard supports a single Intel Xeon E3-1200 Series processor or 2nd generation Intel Core i3 & Pentium processor in LGA1155 package.
  • newegg Scalable Memory Four DIMM sockets in dual-channel configuration support up to 32 GB of DDR3-1333/1066 ECC Registered/Un-Buffered memory.
  • newegg Expandability The SUPERMICRO X9SCM offers 2x (x8) PCI-E 2.0, 1x (x4) PCI-E 2.0 expansion slots, up to 9x USB 2.0 ports and 2x 5.25" external drive bays for high expandability.
  • newegg Tool-Less HDD Trays The chassis comes equipped with four 3.5" tool-less, 90° rotating HDD trays for quick, hassle-free hard drive installation or replacement.
  • newegg Quiet Cooling This mid tower has 1x 9cm (rear) PWM fan w/ tool-less design and supports 1x 8cm (front) cooling fan (optional) for system cooling. Optimized Cooling Technology delivers whisper-quiet operation at only 25dB.
  • newegg 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply The 300W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified power supply provides reliable, high-efficiency power for all components installed.

Learn more about the SuperMicro SYS-5037C-I



CPU Supported

CPU Type
Intel Xeon E3-1200 & 2nd Generation Core i3
CPU Socket
LGA 1155
Installed CPU
No CPU Installed
Max Processors


North Bridge
Intel C202

Memory Supported

Memory Slots
4 x 240Pin
Installed Memory Size
No Memory Installed
Max Memory Supported
Supports up to 32 GB DDR3 ECC Un-Buffered memory (UDIMM)
Memory Type Supported
DDR3 1333/1066
Channel Supported
Dual Channel
ECC Supported

Storage Supported

Installed HDD
No Storage Installed
Serial ATA
6 x SATA 300
RAID 0/1/5/10


Matrox G200eW
Video Memory

Expansion Slots

PCI Express
2 x PCI-E 2.0 x8 slots
1 x PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8) slots


First LAN
Intel 82579LM
Second LAN
Intel 82574L
Max. LAN Speed

Expansion Bays

3.5" Bays
4 x 3.5" tool-less SATA
5.25" Bays
2 x 5.25" external SATA

Panel Ports

Front USB
2 x USB 2.0
Rear USB

Power Supply

Max. Power
300W AC power supply w/ PFC


Color: Black

Super I/O: Nuvoton NCT6776F

Power On/Off button
System Reset button

Power LED
Hard drive activity LED
Network activity LED
System Overheat LED

Enterprise SATA HDD only recommended

System Cooling: 1 x 9cm (rear) PWM fan w/ tool-less design

RoHS Compliant


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  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Bruce G.
  • 1/28/2015 8:53:56 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Workstation, Not for Gaming

Pros: Bought this system back in 2012. Rock Solid as with any other SuperMicro System I've had at work or at home.

Buying the Mobo and Case separately would have been cheaper back then so check the prices. A BIOS update may be required for newer Xenon processors.

Know what you are getting into.
There is no PCIe x 16 slot so you cannot use a Gaming GPU and the on-board GPU (Matrox) is barely adequate for one display. I installed a AMD FirePro 2270 for running 2 24" monitors and it only consumes 15W and is passively cooled.
The MOBO only has 3Gbps SATA ports so if you have good SSD drives you won't get the best performance but for 7200RPM Desktop Drives it is adequate. I'm running 4 Hitachi DeskStar 1TB drives in a RAID10 Array using the C202 Software RAID under Windows 7 Pro.
No idea what some others are talking about with respect to the RAID. No problem here getting Win 7Pro to recognize and install the RAID during install but I am not running RAID5.
The Power Supply is adequate for running 4 Enterprise Class 7200RPM disks with absolutely no problem 24x7 for the last 2 1/2 years. Granted I'm only using a CPU with a TDP of 55W and a GPU with a TDP of 15W but even when rendering 1080p HD video with all 4 threads maxed the CPU only hits 55C and the Case 35C with the stock Intel Cooler and single case fan. If there were to be a power issue it would likely be at startup due to inrush current on the drives and this can be ameliorated by configuring staggered start in the option ROM for the RAID.
Research the memory as it is finicky. ECC Unbuffered. I'm using Kingston ValueRAM (4x4GB) with no issues.

Cons: Only SATA3
No PCIe x 16

Other Thoughts: Realistically there are newer motherboards out there from SuperMicro that address all these Cons. When I needed USB3 I just added a $25 card. I'm currently moving the MOBO, CPU & RAM to a Fractal Define R4 for a FreeNAS build and replacing it with a X10SLH-F which has USB 3, Has a PCIex16 Slot (running at x8) and has 6x 6Gbps SATA3 for RAID1 OS/APP and RAID0 Scratch on Samsung EVO SSD. Installing 32GB ECC Corsair.

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  • Spartan L.
  • 12/5/2014 10:16:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsKnow what you are getting before you purchase

Pros: -Small Chassis means it fits nicely on the shelf.
-Quiet, even with the optional front fan.
-This is a great value for the price.
-The Chassis is well built and sturdy. Heavy and solid!
-I have had this server running for about a year and only restarts for Windows updates. This this is very reliable if you upgrade a few parts.

Cons: -RAID does not work with Server 2012 OR Windows 7 Pro. Like another reviewer, I was directed by SuperMicro to the FTP site for the drivers and it still didn't work. I ended up buying a PCIe RAID controller.
-Power Supply is INADEQUATE for more than 2 HDDs

Other Thoughts: As long as you buy a better power supply and get an external RAID controller you should be fine. i just want to point out that other newer Super Micro Barebones servers have worked with RAID just fine.

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  • Eric L.
  • 10/21/2014 2:51:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorked for one boot, now dead

Pros: Nice case.

Cons: Put in single 4GB memory stick (Kingston KVR13N9S8H/4). Booted up once, everything seemed fine. On next boot, I got the six beeps indicated "no memory". Thought maybe it was picky about this memory, ordered Crucial CT51264BA160BJ). Same problem, no memory recognized. Now I'm 3 days from the return date, and it's not worth shipping 3-day express. Guess I'll try another motherboard.

Other Thoughts: Very disappointing for a Supermicro product; I've had great success with them in the past. Others have written about this board being memory-picky; my experience seems to indicate it's got some kind of fatal flaw there. Pick another server.

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  • Robert E.
  • 7/31/2013 9:47:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsUnusable RAID 5

Pros: Small, quiet, low cost solution for a non-profit client that was limited on budget to replace an 8 year old Dell server

Cons: Configured the Intel RAID 5 array but can't find any Server 2012 drivers for it. Emailed support and was provided an ftp link to download a disc image. Those drivers didn't work. Emailed again and was sent a link to download a driver that also didn't work. Windows setup keeps coming back with no devices found. Called support and was told they would have to talk to someone in engineering and call me back. I am not holding my breath. I am due to deliver this server in 48 hours. Their website lists this as being Server 2012 certified. This is a complete failure by SuperMicro.If they don't resolve by close of business today I will have to use Windows software RAID.

Other Thoughts: Had problems with SuperMicro years ago on a new server build. Gave them another chance. Won't do it again.

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  • Scott E.
  • 3/25/2013 12:17:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Machine

Pros: Toolless, small, quiet

Cons: RAID 5 isnt supported like it said as is,

Other Thoughts: Nothing an external RAID controller couldn't fix, but had to pay a little extra. The card will probably work better then software controller anyway

Intel Xeon E3-1220 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
Kingston 8GB (4 x 4GB) Unbuffered DDR3 1333
4x Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM
Windows Server 2008R2

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value!

Pros: It's slightly larger than a M-ATX case. Takes very little space. Great features and options for the price. Runs cool (at least with a second fan installed in the front.)

Cons: Not immediately clear that you MUST use ECC-UNbuffered RAM. I made that mistake on our first one. Integrated video is incredibly laggy even with drivers. Not much of an issue with servers though.

Other Thoughts: We just received our third one for our infrastructure upgrade. This little box is an incredible value for the money.

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  • Prescott L.
  • 11/16/2012 10:11:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood System BAD customer service

Pros: Unit is very quite and looks clean and professional. I have used this unit several times, and I have always had great results and been very happy.

Cons: Power supply had one dead segment. Replaced supply and all is well. I asked supermicro to pay for shipping both ways and I was told "our policy is you pay one way" I can not in justify spending $15.00 to ship a 300W supply back for replacement. Very POOR customer service in my book.

Other Thoughts: I actually like the system but I will keep this experience in mind when deciding on my next unit.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/7/2012 9:18:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsComes with INADEQUATE Power Supply

Pros: Built Sturdy. Clean, sleek design. Good motherboard and case.

Cons: Per section 1-6 on page 1-13 of the X9SCL motherboard manual, it REQUIRES an 8-pin JPW2 connector to the CPU Power port from the power supply to the motherboard. The power supply included, PWS-303-PQ, only has a 4-pin JPW2 connector.

Tech-Support/RMA from SuperMicro has been no help thus far over the past week of getting this matter resolved, and keeps trying to reassure me that their "various tests" show this is "adequate."

All I have requested was a replacement to meet the requirements of the motherboard, and not their "various tests."

This system is not being built for me, it is for a customer, and my business strives on making sure our business clients have 24/7 up-time without any chance of having inadequate hardware or software.

Other Thoughts: SYS-5037C-I Barebones Kit
Intel Xeon E3-1230v2 Ivy Bridge CPU
Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Unbuffered ECC RAM
60GB OCZ SLD3 SSD (OS Primary)
(2) 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 7200rpm HDD in RAID

The only way it gets 5 eggs is if SuperMicro responds in a timely matter within the next 72 hours to resolve this matter in my favor, otherwise, it loses another egg.

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  • Chad R.
  • 6/25/2012 7:24:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little server box

Pros: Supermicro products are usually always well built, sturdy, and last for a good while. This case is solid, with tooless hard drive caddy's and super quiet. It was a tight squeeze with 4 SAS 15k cheetah's and dual Adata 120GB SSD's running off an LSI RAID 9260-8i. This WILL run the new V2 E3 Xeon's, you just have to update BIOS to their latest version

Cons: As most people know, supermicro still has a bit of a proprietary setup with their pin outs between the motherboards and cases, but we usually like to stick with the pair anyway. Pay attention to the memory requirements. A bit specific with this board.

Other Thoughts: Bang for the buck! You can't go wrong. Ours setup:
Intel E3-1270 V2
32GB Kingston Memory
4 SAS 15k Cheetah's
2 Adata 120GB SSD
LSI 9260-8i
SBS 2011 (not a fan, but that is what the client wanted)

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  • Joshua B.
  • 6/22/2012 12:28:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGreat SB or WHS

Pros: - reasonable price
- quiet
- Dual gigabit LAN (Intel teaming support)

Cons: - Very picky on memory. Tried GSkill and PNY and neither worked. Ended up using Kingston part# KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G.
- no hot-swap

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