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ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Dual LGA 2011 Intel C602 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI EEB Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs This board works fine with minor annoyances 07/23/2012

This review is from: ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Dual LGA 2011 Intel C602 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI EEB Intel Motherboard

Pros: 32 Glorious Cores. Small footprint compared to the SR-X. It booted fine the first time and the 21st time with 2 Xeon 2687W's and 64 GB RAM installed. This thing boots OSX Mountain Lion in less than 3 seconds on a SSD. I can't really complain about anything after I witnessed that, so I give it 5 stars. LOL

Cons: Fan headers on board have the voltage intentionally lowered making all fans extra quiet, even when set to high in the BIOS. Why? BIOS is mind numbing with tons of server board terms that make my brain ache.

Other Thoughts: ASUS needs to drop kick the Server BIOS and replace it with a UEFI BIOS like the P9X79 WS Revo's and let us control our own fan speeds from that BIOS.

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SILVERSTONE ST1200 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs READ the PCIe video cable labels and match them exactly to the diagram on PSU 06/04/2012

This review is from: SILVERSTONE ST1200 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: In reference to my last review, the PCIe video power cables have a distinct order that they have to be plugged into the PSU. You can plug them in the wrong order and you won't get the power you need for the watt sucking video cards and your computer will shut off if the video cards are benchmarked. My motherboards USB controller also got knocked out on reboot and stayed like that. Only clearing the RTC on the board fixed it. Resetting the BIOS did nothing.

Cons: This PSU is not idiot proof because the 8 pin and 6 pin PCIe video cables BOTH have 8 pin connectors to the PSU.

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SILVERSTONE ST1200 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: 1200 Watts
100% Modular
Compact
Silverstone

Cons: Unlike most PSUs that you can pretty much just plug modular cables in wherever they have a open matching female connector on the PSU.
NOT THIS PSU. THERE IS A SPECIFIC PLUGIN ORDER REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE CABLES FIT IN A EMPTY CONNECTOR OR NOT. PLUG CABLES IN THE WRONG ORDER AND ALL KINDS MOTHERBOARD CHAOS WILL ENSUE. (ASUS P9X79 WS Revo)

Other Thoughts: Resetting the BIOS got me back to the Enter BIOS screen but ALL my USB ports were knocked out so I couldn't Hit F1 to get into it. I finally cleared the RTC via a jumper on the board and all was right with the world again.

READ THE LABELS ON THE CABLES AND MATCH THEM TO THE PSU OR ELSE. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

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Date Joined: 06/15/01

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