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SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Beautiful case
- Small footprint & Lightweight
- Modular
- 2 x 8-Pin EPS12V (Server boards)
- Great packing (I was surprised)

Cons: None so far - We'll see how it compares to my 4 Ultra X3 1000 power supplies in reliability. Only time will tell.

Other Thoughts: 1 x Coolermaster Stacker 830 case
1 x Seasonic x750 Gold power supply
1 x Tyan S8236 mobo
2 x AMD 6128 CPUs
2 x Dynatron A6 cpu coolers
16GB Kingston ECC Unbuffered RAM (More coming soon)
1 x OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 120GB
1 x Hitachi SATAII drive - 2TB
VMware ESXi 4.1

AMD Opteron 6128 Magny-Cours 2.0 GHz 8 x 512KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache Socket G34 115W OS6128WKT8EGOWOF Server Processor
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - 8 cores (16 with Dual CPU configuration
- Works great with VMware ESXi 4.1
- 10 VMs running ultra smooth!

Cons: CPU0 - IOAPIC error when bundled with Tyan S8236 motherboard and installing ESXi 4.1

TYAN S8236GM3NR SSI EEB Server Motherboard Dual Socket G34 AMD SR5690 DDR3 1333
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: 1. This is a really nice board. Easy configuration.
2. 2 x AMD 6128 + 16GB Kingston ECC RAM without issues.
3. Used fan management to avoid the Dynatron A6 coolers run at 100% all the time (LOUD)
4. Dual configuration flies!!!

Cons: 1. CPU socket layout made it more of a challenge for G34 cpu socket coolers.
2. Clear CMOS jumper was set to default. Would not POST
3. I get a CPU0 - IOAPIC error when loading ESXi 4.1
I bought this board exclusively for ESXi - Seems to be working OK though.

Other Thoughts: I am still debating if I should get a Dell PowerEdge R610
and keeping this as a spare (second ESXi server) or will become my desktop/workstation.

I am not a Intel nor AMD fanboy. For the past 6 years I have used Intel in all my builds...but these AMDs flies!
10 VMs and running ultra smooth.


Julio O.'s Profile

Display Name: Julio O.

Date Joined: 04/03/06

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 02/18/09
  • Last Review: 11/18/10
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