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5 out of 5 eggs Fast, snappy & a wealth of features 01/05/2016

This review is from: SUPERMICRO MBD-X11SSZ-F-O Micro ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1151 Intel C236

Pros: 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 ).


5 out of 5 eggs Fast & Snappy & great performance but major issue NOW FIXED 01/05/2016

This review is from: Intel Xeon E3-1275 v5 SkyLake 3.6 GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1151 80W BX80662E31275V5 Server Processor

Pros: We have 3 other old E3's. As expected this new one performed significantly better. Good value and DDR4 is great and in fact the memory scores with this CPU were in top 1%.

Cons: I put this new machine together on 1/1/16. The HD Graphics did not work at all ever! NOW FIXED SEE BELOW. This did NOT happen the other three older E3's we have. In fact we have several ordinary "K" CPU's and this not happen with them either. Fortunately the Supermicro MB had built in graphics to use and later we put in NVidia 970GTX which flies.

Other Thoughts: The video problem could be the MB?? Until then use care and either have a MB with built in server video like Supermicro or else a video card and a free slot. THE INTERNAL CPU VIDEO Intel HD Graphics P530 now works well as an alternative to an add on Video Card. The MB maker had me fix the issue by merely changing a bios setting in Chipset Config Sys Agent from Auto to IGFX. Was not Intel's fault and Supermicro gave me the instructions to fix the MB settings the next day.

PW-200-M 200W DC-DC ITX ATX 12V Power Supply PSU for Mini PC (24pin)
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1 out of 5 eggs not enough info 11/24/2015

This review is from: PW-200-M 200W DC-DC ITX ATX 12V Power Supply PSU for Mini PC (24pin)

Pros: Question: How do you plug it in? And to what?

Cons: not enough info to evaluate


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Date Joined: 11/11/02

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