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Richard S.

Richard S.

Joined on 09/28/12

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Most Favorable Review
SUPERMICRO MBD-X10DRC-LN4+-O Enhanced Extended ATX Xeon Server Motherboard Dual LGA 2011-3 Intel C612
SUPERMICRO MBD-X10DRC-LN4+-O Enhanced Extended ATX Xeon Server Motherboard Dual LGA 2011-3 Intel C612

Pros: Works well with one or two processors. I tried both configurations.

Cons: Will not mount in a desktop case - the hole pattern seems to be for specific supermicro cases.

Most Critical Review

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SAMSUNG Black 2100 mAh Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery for Samsung Galaxy S3 EB-L1G6LLA
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Pros: None.

Cons: Totally discharged and can not be charged.

Overall Review: I bought three as spares. All three have different labeling. So, I just checked and they were dead. I checked them in a Samsung charger that I got with my phone. All three were indicated as defective by the charger.

SUPERMICRO CSE-745TQ-920B Black 4U Pedestal Server Case 920W 80Plus Platinum 2x 5.25" Peripheral Drive Bay 1x 5.25" Bay that fits 3.5" bay devices External 5.25" Drive Bays
SUPERMICRO CSE-745TQ-920B Black 4U Pedestal Server Case 920W 80Plus Platinum 2x 5.25" Peripheral Drive Bay 1x 5.25" Bay that fits 3.5" bay devices External 5.25" Drive Bays

Pros: Has hot swap-able fans and drive bays. A redundant power suppl can be added. Air duct for the processors allows efficient cooling with passive heatsinks.

Cons: The front panel connections have 1 connection for the power LED that is in a 3 position housing. It cannot be connected to a supermicro motherboard that I had used. This prevents the panel indicators from working.

Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 Haswell-EP 2.4 GHz 8 x 256KB L2 Cache 20MB L3 Cache LGA 2011-3 85W BX80644E52630V3 Server Processor
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 Haswell-EP 2.4 GHz 8 x 256KB L2 Cache 20MB L3 Cache LGA 2011-3 85W BX80644E52630V3 Server Processor

Pros: Low power and efficient. Reasonable price.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Overall Review: I have 2 of these running in a server board. This upgraded an old i7-920. The performance for running simulations is much greater than the 4x core count increase.

Works well

Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 Haswell-EP 2.4 GHz 8 x 256KB L2 Cache 20MB L3 Cache LGA 2011-3 85W BX80644E52630V3 Server Processor
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 Haswell-EP 2.4 GHz 8 x 256KB L2 Cache 20MB L3 Cache LGA 2011-3 85W BX80644E52630V3 Server Processor

Pros: This processor does more with less power than my old I7-920. I expected twice the performance of the old processor, but it seems to be doing about 13 times the work with simulations as the old old one with half the power consumption.

Cons: I can't think of any cons.

Overall Review: I am using 2 of these in a server board. They run cool under full utilization. They each draw about 67 W according to a hardware manager program.

Works well with air shroud

SUPERMICRO SNK-P0048P X9 2U Passive CPU Heat Sink
SUPERMICRO SNK-P0048P X9 2U Passive CPU Heat Sink

Pros: Keeps my CPU package at 54C with an ambient of 26C under a full load of 65.5W of dissipation.

Cons: Should not be used without fans and air shroud.

Overall Review: This heat sink is design to work on a CPU that is installed on a motherboard in a Supermicro server case. The case is furnished with an air shroud that concentrated the flow through this sink. This takes air from the front of the case, focuses it at the sink and exhausts the air at the back of the case.