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SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I don't have a fancy testing lab to validate regulation and ripple and so forth, but from a practical standpoint I've been using two of these for over 18 months in a pair of ESXi servers with no issues at all. Essentially silent in my application and both servers have been rock solid running 7x24.

Cons: None other than just a comment about the unnecessarily expensive packaging. The velvet bag is very snazzy and all, but seriously, its a power supply. :-)

Other Thoughts: I really like the SeaSonic modular power supplies. You can find cheaper, but I have several (not all this model) and all work great and you get a good mix of cables and such.

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SUPERMICRO MBD-X8SAX-O LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Xeon Server Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Running great with ESXi 03/09/2011

This review is from: SUPERMICRO MBD-X8SAX-O LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Xeon Server Motherboard

Pros: Works great. Used Crucial memory because of all the reports this board was finicky and I've never had issue with Crucial if I used the memory selector on their web site. The POST does issue a beep code at boot that would seem to indicate some sort of memory problem, but memory tests fine and everything works. Found several reports on forums of Super boards with the same beep "error" that by all accounts seems to be a false alarm. Using an i7, pair of Intel dual gig PCI-X NICS, Areca 1222 controller (also very nice) with ESXi 4.1 on two identical systems with no issues. Re the other reviewer's comment about picking the right power supply, I used a Seasonic X650. Fully modular, cool, and essentially silent even with 8 hard drives.

Cons: No on board video. Using for ESX, so I just used a couple of the cheapest VGA cards I could find. Would have been nice to have basic video integrated though. Doesn't include the cooler plate for the back side of the board, but the stock Intel cooler with the pushpins works as long as you get the pins fully inserted (had the cooler come slightly loose on one of the boxes I built; the overtemp alarm is LOUD :-).

Other Thoughts: Running for several weeks now with no issues. Being able to use the pile of Intel PCI-X dual-gig NICs I had was a bonus. Not all that many boards with multiple PCI-X slots any more. Very happy so far.

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Display Name: Christopher M.

Date Joined: 02/08/05

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  • First Review: 03/09/11
  • Last Review: 11/23/12
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