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Vince C.

Vince C.

Joined on 11/14/05

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Most Favorable Review

Very nice set of RAM

Kingston 64GB (4 x 16GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1600 Server Memory DR x4 Model KVR16R11D4K4/64
Kingston 64GB (4 x 16GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1600 Server Memory DR x4 Model KVR16R11D4K4/64

Pros: Works GREAT on my X9SRA mobo! Did memory test 4 passes and no error found!

Cons: None!

Overall Review: Wish they make 4 x 32GB RAM options.

Most Critical Review

DOA on day one

CORSAIR AXi Series AX1200i Digital 1200W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire Ready Power Supply with C-Link Monitoring and Control
CORSAIR AXi Series AX1200i Digital 1200W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire Ready Power Supply with C-Link Monitoring and Control

Pros: I am sure it will be extremely good PSU if it works.

Cons: This unit went DOA when I got it. Never got a chance to use it.

Overall Review: I was unfortunate that I got defective unit, had to return it and grab different PSU from local shop since I have no spare.

10/25/2012

Great mobo, with some quirks.

SUPERMICRO X9SRA ATX Server Motherboard
SUPERMICRO X9SRA ATX Server Motherboard

Pros: USB 3.0, SATA 6G with RAID support, Dual PCI-Express 3.0 slot, Xeon support, RAM support up to 256GB, sound output, all the high end features with in an ATX form. Whats not to love?

Cons: The board does NOT have holes around the CPU slot, instead it has Supermicro heatsink mounting. Therefore many of LGA 2011 cooling solution on market are out, including the likes of Corsair H100 (not unless you want to mod your mobo). I end up getting Supermicro SNK-P0050AP4 for CPU cooling, has been working great ever since, never saw my Xeon E5 over 40C even under full load rendering job.

Overall Review: My build: Case: Antec 900 V3 RAM: Kingston KVR16R11D4K4/64 x 2 CPU: Xeon E5-2650 HDD: Samsung 830 x 2 in RAID 0, Seagate 3TB x 2 GPU: ATI W8000 PSU: Corsair AX1200 Gold Even though their own SNK-P0050AP4 works GREAT, I wish Supermicro made their CPU slot more compatible with other aftermarket LGA 2011 cooling solution. Even though this is ATX board, the mounting is a little different than standard ATX mobo, so observe your mounting point and adjust accordingly BEFORE you mount, and everything will be fine. Intel RSTe (not RST) driver is required when installing Windows on RAID 0, which did not mention in the manual. Conclusion: My previous i7 computer took hours to render a mere 15 minutes video, now it only take minutes! If you want ultra-highend desktop in ATX size, this board is definitely one of the best choice! I dont think I will be replacing anything for a VERY long time...80GB RAMdrive is just too good!