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Chip G.

Joined on 04/29/07

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Most Favorable Review

Great board for a workstation

ASUS P10S WS LGA 1151 Intel C236 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P10S WS LGA 1151 Intel C236 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Supports SLI, 2 M.2 slots, 2 PCIE 4X slots, C236 for Xeon and ECC, combines elements of a true workstation board with features normally only found in consumer/gaming boards.

Cons: Not enough USB ports on the IO panel (had to get a hub)

Overall Review: Fit my requirements for a Xeon workstation, I wanted to have an E3 with ECC, SLI Quadros, and M.2 for boot and a PCIE X4 drive for scratch. This was the only available board I could find that had it all. As a bonus, it has onboard graphics. So, I am up and running while I wait on Pascal. It also has onboard sound, which I wasn't planning on, but it's nice to have in case I want to do some video editing on this workstation.

Most Critical Review

Nice try but not good

Logitech 981-000040 3.5mm/ USB Connector Circumaural Digital Precision PC Gaming Headset
Logitech 981-000040 3.5mm/ USB Connector Circumaural Digital Precision PC Gaming Headset

Pros: Sounds good, open ear, behind the head, light.

Cons: Volume control is worthless. It is loose, and must have pressure on the dial to actually work. Left side stopped working after 4 - 5 months. Not worth RMA for this poorly constructed headset.

Overall Review: Great design, just poorly constructed. Second time I've been dissapointed with Logitech device construction this year. Hope it's not an indication of lower standards of quality.

Great WS processor

Intel Xeon E3-1275 V5 SkyLake 3.6 GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1151 80W BX80662E31275V5 Server Processor
Intel Xeon E3-1275 V5 SkyLake 3.6 GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1151 80W BX80662E31275V5 Server Processor

Pros: Fast, supports ECC, it's a Xeon, does have onboard graphics P530

Cons: They keep sending the heatsink with chewing gum instead of a tube of compound.

Overall Review: The heatsink that came with this processor is a lot smaller than I expected. I'm not worried about it, just find it interesting. I am using the integrated P530 graphics while I wait on Pascal to be released. Then this WS will be ready.

I love this drive!

Intel 750 Series AIC 400GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPEDMW400G4X1
Intel 750 Series AIC 400GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPEDMW400G4X1

Pros: The fastest drive I have ever owned. Faster than my M.2 Sammy.

Cons: Not for use as a boot drive.

Overall Review: My M.2 screams. This drive SCREAMS LOUDER! Seriously, the M.2 is faster than anything I had before, and the 750 makes it look slow. I use the M.2 as a boot, and this 750 is my work/scratch disk. I don't even know why my MB has SATA ports anymore. I've stopped giving items the top score unless I am truly impressed. This drive deserves it.

Great drive,

SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V5P256BW
SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V5P256BW

Pros: Fast drive. Great boot times on Asus P10S WS

Cons: Would have liked a heatspreader or heatsink.

Overall Review: My Intel 750 benchmarks faster, but this thing is still fast. This is the boot drive with the 750 as a scratch disk. You can take my SATA ports now. I don't need them anymore.

Works on ASUS P10S WS

Kingston ValueRAM 16GB (1 x 16G) DDR4 2133 Server Memory ECC Unbuffered DIMM (288-Pin) RAM KVR21E15D8/16
Kingston ValueRAM 16GB (1 x 16G) DDR4 2133 Server Memory ECC Unbuffered DIMM (288-Pin) RAM KVR21E15D8/16

Pros: Fast ECC RAM, I was pleasantly surprised with the benchmark results

Cons: Does not have cool heatspreaders like my gaming rig RAM. I mean come on, I could see that RAM for several minutes before I installed it in my case to be out of site forever. They could have looked cool for those few minutes. They could have sung me a song as well.

Overall Review: Needed 4 16GB Sticks of unbuffered ECC DDR4 2133. I expected the benchmark to be lower because it was ECC. Never used Kingston before. I've always avoided products with the word "Value" in them. There were no other name brand sticks of UDIMM ECC DDR4 2133 on NewEgg. I took a chance, and was pleased with the result. The price was great as well. I had planned on getting 32GB, but at this price, I didn't see any reason not to max out my memory.