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Pros: Bought this from Newegg several months ago and paired it with an Xeon e5-1650 V3 and ASUS PIKE II 3008-8i SAS 12Gb/s .
It is highly stable, quiet, & overclocks the Xeon. A nice touch is the cheap pike I purchased from Newegg so I can run enterprise SAS 12 gb/s HDs in JBOD or raid for quality backup but Pike is not fast like the expensive Intel raid controllers with on board buffer. And be sure to purchase the 12gb/s one. The 6Gb/s one is obsolete!
The board works well under heavy loads. Yes Asus ATX on up boards are better choice if you have the room. It is a nice touch that the new just out bios supports the new E5 2600 and 1600 V4 CPUs. Recommended.
Cons: The M.2 low grade performance is sad! The board does not have IPMI. Purchasers using Xeon CPUs that want a different M2 slot & IPMI should consider the just out Supermicro x10SRm-F. I just bought one from Newegg and it works fine but does not have the capability to overclock e5-1600 CPUs.
Other Thoughts: Consider a faster raid controller with memory but they are very expensive and be sure to get 12gb/s capability.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SUPERMICRO MBD-X11SSZ-F-O Micro ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1151 Intel C236
Pros: Addendum of 8/10/16 after reading Jim V's Review. My MB worked perfectly for months of heavy use with no issues at all. Also very quiet with the intel fan and no heating issues. ( In supermicro $100 case incl psu ).
Then in middle of night doing an important job it quit. Eventually sent back to Supermicro who gave me a new one. I had a lot of difficulty to restart the new MB each time I used it. You had to turn off the PSU supply and restart that. Not very nice when you 20 miles away from machine. You had to call up the other location and beg them to do this. Eventually I learned the MB did not like the new PSU. I hooked it up to a supermicro PSU and it worked perfectly and I stopped having to call the other location to turn PSU on/off. i can always now reboot remotely with no issues. I then bought another PSU same as the apparently defective one and the MB now works perfectly with that. It would appear that the MB is most sensitive to the PSU used. Try a Supermicro PSU! This is a hot board and it runs memory really fast. We get almost 6000 on Passmark. Our x99 2011 Boards do not get much over 6,000! On the other hand it has no upgrade path. So our last purchase from Newegg was the brand new X10SRM-F also a sought after MicroATX but with a huge upgrade path and we populated this board with an E5-2620 V4 from Newegg. About same overall price. There are two minor issues but like this E3 board it is flawless and without major issues of any sort. Memory not as fast on the E5!
The two minor issues are the SM fan purchased from Newegg is slightly noisy and a lot noisy under stress. We have now bought from SM a fanless CPU cooling version but not yet installed. Secondly the PCI slots are very poorly placed!
So this E3 mb is still a great board but for many the E5 SM package from Newegg and SM might be a better choice. Despite the having to return a MB that stopped working after a few months I keep my 5 stars!
End of 8/10/16 addendum.
It takes DDR4 Memory ( NOT DDR3 like Newegg says ) and it flies with ordinary Kingston ECC Mem. It a quick assembly and you get tons of extras like back up graphics, dedicated Server Lan and the like. It pairs nicely with an E3-1275 V5 but you could use an ordinary Skylake.
Cons: From out of the box the Intel HD Graphics did not work. Problem solved see below. This may be the fault of the Intel CPU! Still it not stop my assembly as this board has built in VGA which is not bad if you don't do much Three D work. Later I added a NVidia 970GTX which is faultless. There is a header for sound but in meantime I chucked in a USB sound device.
Other Thoughts: STOP PRESS The Supermicro staff responded promptly. To use the HD Intel Graphics Driver P530 you need to go into the bios and in Chipset Configure System Agent change the graphics setting from Auto to IGFX and then reboot. It works fine and you see HD Graphics as a 3rd video option in device manager. For 2D work you not know you are using CPU video but Game Playing Video as expected gets a much lower score. Not the fault of the MB. I have changed my rating to Five!
Subject to the Video issue I would recommend. That issue could be the CPU or a wrong bios setting or a wrong jumper one. ( Now Fixed ).
This review is from: SUPERMICRO X10SRM-F Micro ATX Server Motherboard LGA 2011 Intel C612
Pros: Works as expected but for major design flaw. The closeness of the 3 pci express slots makes up to 2 unusable!
The design flaw renders board useless for many purposes.
But for that the board would get a 5.
IS SM going to redesign this board?
They certainly know how to CORRECTLY place these slots see their just out x11ssz-f!!
the three PCI express slots are poorly placed if you are going to install a Video Card.
Both 8 slots are below the 16 slot so a modern video card masks the first below for sure.
the second 8 slot is also too close the 16 slot so only some cards fit in it.
You might end up with ONE usable slot out of 3 if you install a vid card!
Contrast this with my last SM purchase of an E3 SM MB X11SSZ-F All 3 slots are usable.
one 8 slot is above the 16 so it not get masked and the other is FAR below the 16!
I bought the SM heat sink with fan. It is NOT totally noise free!
It makes just enough noise to annoy me and when stressed makes a lot of noise.
I would next round buy the SM fanless heat sink.
We love our x11ssz-f which is totally flawless to date and has no known design flaws.
The board does take up to 24 speed mem but only if you use LRDIMM.
Other Thoughts: We are looking for a use for this board with major design flaw failing which we will return.
The original intended use was a vid card in the 16 slot and TWO intel raid controllers in the two 8 slots.