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5 out of 5 eggs Rock-solid single socket motherboard 03/02/2016

This review is from: SUPERMICRO MBD-X10SRH-CLN4F-O ATX Server Motherboard LGA 2011-3

Pros: - Enterprise features like integrated HBA, quad GBE nics
- Lots of 4 pin fan headers
- IPMI system works great, easy advanced config via ipmitools

Cons: No cons - this board performs well and functions exactly as it should. Anything that may be considered a con needs to be evaluated in the context of enterprise server use (this was designed to be in a server chassis with adequate airflow in a datacenter, not a quiet desktop chassis in a warm room)

Other Thoughts: Using this a a nested virtualization platform and media editing workstation running windows 10 with VMware workstation 12. On workstation, I have ESXI hosts, management VMs and other guests. Running adobe CC2015 for media editing.. Build specs:
-Supermicro cs745TQ chassis
-Xeon E5-2696 V3 CPU
-128gb Samsung DDR4 ECC ram (4x32gb)
-LSI 9271CV-8i raid
-(4) Intel 530 240gb drives in Raid 10
-(4) Samsung 850 240gb drives in (2) raid 0 arrays
-(4) WD 4TB RED drives in a windows storage space aray
-(2) Toshiba 6tb drives in an additional storage space
-Samsung 830 512gb drive for importing media
-Samsung 830 256gb drive for scratch space

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LINKSYS E3000 Wireless Router simultaneous Dual Band Gigabit 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4GHz / 5GHz up to 300Mbps with USB Built-in UPnP AV Media Server
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: The router is awesome. I've ran it with DD-WRT for a year with no problems. I get 300mps connections with my Intel 6300 as well as good range.
1) To those complaining about speeds - one cannot an internet speed test utility to gauge performance! That will only indicate how fast your broad band connection is!
2) To get a good feel of how fast wireless or wired routing is, one must use this on an internal network. Running on wifi remoted into a VM on my ESXi server.

Cons: 1) jUNK stock firmware - but what consumer router has anything good?
2) Unit does run warm. I've placed a 140mm fan underneath it to keep it cool. However, I've increased the signal transmission via DD-WRT
3)

Other Thoughts: Get this router! The only time I power cycle it is when the power is off longer than my UPS will keep it running. I've never had issues with it in well over a year.

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CORSAIR ValueSelect 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Laptop Memory Model CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I installed 4 dimms in my Lenovo W520 in in December of 2011. They have worked great for over two months. I use vmWare Workstation 8 to simulate client/server deployments. This typically consists of a router/firewall (usually pfSense since it is a light install), WS2k8 R2 DC/DNS server, 1-4 WS2K8 R2 app servers (to simulate actual deployments) and at least one client. 50-85% of memory on the machine is utilized on a normal basis with no issues.

Cons: No cons, only wishes. See below

Other Thoughts: The only wish I have is simply to have a better selection of affordable 1.35v RAM. Lower voltage = longer batttery life and less heat generated. It isn't a concern, and isn't a con. Definitely looking forward to the price of 8gb DIMMs falling further - I have a machine at the office on the way that is next inline to get upgraded.

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Display Name: Garrett S.

Date Joined: 10/01/02

  • Reviews: 15
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 03/20/06
  • Last Review: 03/02/16
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