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Gerardo A.

Gerardo A.

Joined on 09/09/08

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good board

ASUS DSBF-DE Dual LGA 771 Intel 5000P MCH SSI EEB 3.61 Dual Intel Xeon Server Motherboard
ASUS DSBF-DE Dual LGA 771 Intel 5000P MCH SSI EEB 3.61 Dual Intel Xeon Server Motherboard

Pros: update to my previous positive review......

Cons: none

Overall Review: The IMSM verses LSI jumper on the board are reversed polarity so changing the setting does opposite what it claims in the manual. Not a problem, similar to having a light switch on when it says off.

awesome

Western Digital RE2 WD3201ABYS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital RE2 WD3201ABYS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I thought I got the desktop drives, good error because they were for RAID1 in a mission critical server. So it turns out I bought the right ones! Easy to set up in raid1 plus a hotswap (3 drives) and no problems at all.

Cons: none

ram that works well

Kingston ValueRAM 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM ECC Fully Buffered DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Intel Certified Server Memory Model KVR667D2D8F5/2GI
Kingston ValueRAM 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM ECC Fully Buffered DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Intel Certified Server Memory Model KVR667D2D8F5/2GI

Pros: it was in an Asus dfbs-de and an Intel 5000P and worked perfectly, nice heatsinks, looks good and performs perfectly.

Cons: none

solidly built

Athena Power RM-Slider 20 20" Length 2U-4U IPC Rack Mount Case Slider Rail
Athena Power RM-Slider 20 20" Length 2U-4U IPC Rack Mount Case Slider Rail

Pros: solid mounts, well made.

Cons: decided not to use them for a 4U chassis, didnt feel comfortable with the weight although it would probably handle it.

great psu

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: Honking huge power supply, very nice.

Cons: could use a 4 pin connector for cpu . it has 24 and 8.

nero

ARK 4U-500-CA Black 4U Rackmount Case 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
ARK 4U-500-CA Black 4U Rackmount Case 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays

Pros: Solid construction, parts included, nice paint, lots of extra space.

Cons: the modular drive bay sections are nice, but the cd module: i had to cut the bottom off to put a full size server board inside it. Can only hold 3 hard drives with the baords I used it for, the cpu fans fit perfectly right next to the edge of where the other hard drives could be.

Overall Review: the fan mounts for the rear fan, could include both fans instead of one. the mounts are not to secured and the whole assembly can fall on the board. regardless, this is an awesome piece of hardware for the price and i totally recommend buying it.