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Item#: N82E16816101793

SUPERMICRO SYS-5038A-IL Mid-Tower Server Barebone LGA 1150 Intel C226 DDR3 1600

  • 1 x LGA 1150 Support Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 and 4th Gen Core i3/i5/i7, Pentium, Celeron
  • 4 x 240Pin Memory Slots (Max 32GB)
  • 6x SATA3 ports via PCH
  • 2x SATA3 ports via ASM1061
  • 500W AC PSU
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CPU Supported

CPU Type
Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 and 4th Gen Core i3/i5/i7, Pentium, Celeron
CPU Socket
LGA 1150


Installed CPU
No CPU Installed
Max Processors


North Bridge
Intel C226

Memory Supported

Memory Slots
4 x 240Pin


Installed Memory Size
No Memory Installed

Memory Supported

Max Memory Supported
Memory Type Supported
DDR3 1600
ECC Supported


Installed HDD
No Storage Installed

Storage Supported

Serial ATA
6x SATA3 (6Gbps) ports via PCH
2x SATA3 (6Gbps) ports via ASM1061
SATA3 via PCH w/ RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
SATA3 via ASM1061 w/ RAID 0, 1

Expansion Slots

PCI Express
2x PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots - Function as: 16/NA or 8/8
3x PCI-E 2.0 x1 (in x4) slots
2x PCI 32-bit slots


Onboard Audio
RealTek ALC1150 High Definition Audio


First LAN
Intel I210-AT
Second LAN
Intel I217-LM
Max. LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000Mbps

Expansion Bays

3.5" Bays
5.25" Bays

Panel Ports

Rear USB
2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
Other Ports
6x USB 3.0 ports (2 rear, 4 via headers)
10x USB 2.0 ports (4 rear, 6 via headers)
Audio: 7.1 HD Jacks
Serial: 2x COM ports (headers)

Power Supply

Max. Power
500W AC power supply w/ PFC, 80PLUS Bronze Certified

Physical SPEC

Form Factor
20.68" x 16.7" x 7.6"
40 lbs. (Gross)


Drive Bays:
-Internal: 4x 3.5" SAS/SATA HDD Bays (90 degree rotatable drive cage), Enterprise SATA HDD only recommended
-Peripheral: 1x 5.25" Standard drive bay, 1x 3.5" Internal fixed drive bay

1x 12cm rear exhaust fan with Optimal Fan Speed Control

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Lawrence E.
  • 12/25/2014 10:33:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent value

Pros: This machine is exactly what I needed, at a very reasonable price

Cons: None that I am aware of

Other Thoughts: It is true, no driver disk is shipped with the unit, but it is easily downloaded, follow the manufacturer link provided by newegg, really not a problem and the iso provides everything you need.

Ravi B. mentions video. There is no onboard video, if you are not going to install a video card make sure the CPU you choose supports video, for example the Xeon E3-1225

For my needs, this box will sit in a closet and host a couple of apps, no real video needed and don't want to lean on CPU for it.
Here is my build:
- SuperMicro SYS-5038A-IL N82E16816101793
- Crucial DDR1600 RAM (2x8GB) N82E16820148770
- Intel Xeon E3-1241 CPU N82E16819117315
- Seagate 1TB SSDD x 3 N82E16822178381
- Samsung DVD-ROM N82E16827151279
- EVGA PCI-E 2.0 Refurb. Video Card N82E16814130880

Box is running Windows 2008 R2, is very responsive and easily handles the workload assigned to it. It might be worth mentioning that it is whisper quiet, really doesn't make any noise to speak of.

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  • RON G.
  • 5/14/2014 7:51:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat High-End Workstation Starter

Pros: Haswell support, plenty of room for uber video cards, can add extra front fan for excellent air flow, tool-less optical and hard drive install, many IO ports (including 4 - USB 3 ports)...I use these at work to build workstations for digital surveillance systems, it's a great starter kit.

Cons: Currently doesn't come with motherboard drivers disk (drivers easy to find on website though). Also I wish it came with optional front fan, I currently buy it separate and install it.

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  • Christopher H.
  • 12/3/2013 10:05:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsProblems

Pros: -Good warranty experience
-Perceived Price

Cons: -Plagued with PCI-E Bios Issues

Other Thoughts: Same supermicro issue in the bios seems to be going around. Lack of proper bios autodetection of PCI-E Video.

Received the nefarious 5 beeps (no video console detected) and had to put a PCI-E V1 card in then set the bios to PCI-E V2 or V3 to get a current gen card to detect.

This is an annoyance for me, but would be significant to someone lacking a lot of spare video cards.

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