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Martin G.

Martin G.

Joined on 10/24/03

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Another Soild Gigabyte board

GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD3P (rev. 1.0) LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD3P (rev. 1.0) LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Like another reviewer said... it's all you need. I'm not an over-clocker.... in fact, I think the obsession with squeezing another mega or giga hertz out of your CPU is just plain SILLY ! I don't get it. Also trialed an ASrock Extreme4 and it was a total disaster compared to my experience with the UD3P. Windows 10 x64 is just FAST and STABLE with this board.

Cons: Didn't do my homework completely and found out after the purchase that my SM951 required an additional hardware investment in an x4 adapter card in order to unleash its full potential. Oh well. The horizontal orientation of the ATX4P connector is just stupid. My mouse pointer moves very slowly in the UEFI bios which is annoying.

Overall Review: I'm a Gigabyte fan for sure. Have used all different brands over the years - I'm sure Gigabyte will provide support for this product for many years to come..

Longevity?

Antec NeoECO C NeoECO 620C 620W ATX12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Antec NeoECO C NeoECO 620C 620W ATX12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Power !

Cons: None.

Overall Review: 8 years and still going strong. Currently powering my company's Haswell X99 workstation/server 24/7. Glad to see many others having same results !

Perfect server case for my NAS4Free ZFS NAS

Fractal Design Define R5 Titanium Window Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case
Fractal Design Define R5 Titanium Window Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case

Pros: Plenty of space to work with, very quiet, and the hard drive racks are just superb. It was on sale and I got a great price.

Cons: can't think of any

Overall Review: blows away any supermicro server chassis

Poor man's (smart man's) server board for NAS4Free ZFS

ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI uATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI uATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Asus engineering ECC support Cheap after rebate !

Cons: PCIE x1 oddly placed large for uATX

Overall Review: Running NAS4Free ZFS with 32 gb ECC ----- perfect! Supports the following memory: Crucial CT2KIT102472BD160B (Newegg Item#: N82E16820148770) Kingston KVR13LE9S8/4 (Newegg Item#: N82E16820239665) These are the modules I use in my servers. I also disabled the NIC and use the LSI 9211-8i for the controller.

manual sucks

DIYPC Alpha-DB6 Black Acrylic ATX Bench Case Bench Computer Case Mining Rig Frame Case for ATX/Micro ATX motherboard - PC components not included
DIYPC Alpha-DB6 Black Acrylic ATX Bench Case Bench Computer Case Mining Rig Frame Case for ATX/Micro ATX motherboard - PC components not included

Pros: perfect once you figure it out

Cons: manual sucks

Overall Review: I think the consensus is clear..... everyone is very pleased to own this produce once they figure out what part goes where and how. It is disrespectful to provide a manual that just sucks.

DOA.... Really?

MSI A68HI AC FM2+ AMD A68H SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
MSI A68HI AC FM2+ AMD A68H SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

Pros: I'll go on record to say that these DOA reviewers are probably novices that don't know what they are doing. I have been building computers for twenty years and have one DOA board (in the 1990's) which was before modern QC protocols were in effect.

Cons: The heat sink rubs against my Corsair water cooling device. Not a big deal.

Overall Review: Great product, Windows 10 doesn't work too well, but it didn't work too well with any board I have tested. So, Windows 8.1 is it, which I feel is the finest OS by MS ever !