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SUPERMICRO MBD-X9SCI-LN4F-O LGA 1155 Intel C204 ATX Intel Xeon E3 Server Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Very well thought out. Well designed. Documentation is very thorough. This board does everything that I want it to do, and consistently. The price is more than fair, given the capabilities, reliability, and state of the market. I sent one e-mail to tech support, and got an answer back ASAP. This board is excellent for a small business/home office server, and is paired with a Xeon 1230 and 16 GB RAM. I haven't hit the ceiling yet, and have asked it to do a lot of work.

Cons: Not really a con, but the manual, or the web site, should get more into explaining the implementation of UEFI, or have some pointers to web-based resources explaining and correlating their implementation. No eggs off, because of the excellent nature of this equipment, at a good price.

Other Thoughts: For those of us in the frozen North, newegg might want to consider stocking some of these items in New Jersey (things seem to get to Canada a lot faster if shipped from there). SuperMicro's implementation of IPMI distinguishes it as far superior to consumer level offerings. Great work! For any less experienced individuals, please download the manual, and read it thoroughly before using this board as the base for a system - you will learn a lot, and save yourself a lot of time and hassle.

Western Digital Scorpio Black WD1600BEKT 160GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Easy to use. WD's technical support is well thought-out and comprehensive. They even have a video where a relatively (technologically) clueless person replaces a hard drive (she probably is pretty smart, but for the video's sake, not so much).

Cons: This isn't a con, so much as a wish. WD and other HDD manufacturers should do a bit of compatibility testing, and include some disclaimers (your performance will differ, etc.). It would make everyone's life easier, and they would sell more drives. Just a thought.

Other Thoughts: Well thought out. Well explained. Well shipped. A very nice deal for those of us who have an old but worthy notebook worth some extra work. Well done!


Nancy O.'s Profile

Display Name: Nancy O.

Date Joined: 04/27/12

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 05/03/12
  • Last Review: 06/07/12
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