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SUPERMICRO MBD-X11SSM-F-O Micro ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1151 Intel C236
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Solid board. A few surprises 03/25/2016

This review is from: SUPERMICRO MBD-X11SSM-F-O Micro ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1151 Intel C236

Pros: Server-quality board for 24x7 use
ECC memory support at moderate price

Cons: No built in sound
Getting the built in video out of the way was tricky

APC SUA1500US 1440 VA 980 Watts (8) NEMA 5-15R Outlets Smart-UPS 1500VA USB & Serial 120V NAFTA
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Reliable performance
Long life
Relatively easy battery replacement

Cons: Expensive
Replacement batteries expensive

Other Thoughts: While both the base unit and consumables for this UPS can be a bit pricey, the performance matches the expense. This has run for 5+ years for me under a varying load between 500W and 1000W while using crummy municipal power. The cutover to battery gets tested pretty much daily on this thing with no ill effects to the downstream hardware.

ASRock N68C-S UCC AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: AM2 socket compatibility

Cons: High failure rate

Other Thoughts: The sudden price increase and the large number of "open box" specials on Newegg for this item suggest something about its reliability. I've not found another inexpensive AM2 board, so it may be just about time to move on to AM3 instead.


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Display Name: Steve B.

Date Joined: 07/16/02

  • Reviews: 7
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  • First Review: 03/27/06
  • Last Review: 03/25/16
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