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Supermicro should have added a few more options to make it go from good to great

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Pros: Colour scheme, servergrade components, dual Intel LAN

Cons: Not enough features such as M.2 connectors

Introduction Welcome to this review of the Supermicro C7X99-OCE. I reviewed the Supermicro C7Z97-OCE as well and explained where you might know the Supermicro brand from. Supermicro is a well established name in enterprise solutions and server base hardware. They have been designing and producing motherboards (amongst others) for a long time and are very well known for their building quality. These professional solutions are created to run 24/7 and always perform at their best. The Supermicro C7Z87-OCE and the C7Z97-OCE were the first ventures into the overclocking and gaming consumer market. Please search for their respective reviews. Right now we have their offering for the X99 platform...
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Supermicro diving into the casual and gaming mid tower market

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Pros: All black inside and out, magnetic dustfilters everywhere, 3 PWM fans standard

Cons: No window?

Introduction The brand name Supermicro is slowly getting better known amongst the casual consumers of computer hardware. For a couple of years now they have been launching overclocking and gaming Intel motherboards for enthusiasts (after being a company that was only known for of the excellent server and workstation products). They are certainly getting a better and better grip on those motherboards. Not so much in the quality department, as that was always great with server quality components, but more in the looks department. The designers are getting better and better at that. And now Supermicro takes on yet another new path. A mid-tower gaming chassis by the name of "Gaming S5". I...
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Supermicro closed the gap to competition and in certain areas even jumped over the gap

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Pros: High quality components, black PCB, upgraded heatsinks, FULL M.2 and USB3.1 connectors

Cons: Colourscheme could do with some work

Introduction Welcome to this review of an exceptional Z97 motherboard: the Supermicro C7Z97-OCE. Some of you might pull a face that discloses a feeling of unfamiliarity. Supermicro…. Can’t remember seeing that one in the local hardware store. You have heard of this brand name before, but you also cannot quite remember where you know it from. Well let me clear it up to you. Supermicro is a well established name in the server industry, but not so much in the consumer / gaming / overclocking segment. They are big in enterprise solutions and server/storage based hardware. They have been designing and producing motherboards (amongst others) for a long time and are very well known for their...
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Bit on the loud side of things

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Pros: looks great, pushes air well enough, comes with everything needed to install

Cons: too loud stock

So I got this for my Thermaltake chassis and it really gives the case a nice blue glow to it and pushes the air upwards nicely so I get a good airflow. But the sound it make is unforgivable. I have a Chaser MK I and it comes with 2 200mm led fans standard and they are dead silent. I can clearly hear this fan over the stock fans and the CPU cooler (which is at max rpm). My advice; get it but the version with the RPM controller or use it paired with a fancontroller. But these things are way too loud stock in my humble opinion.

Something different for the comsumer

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Pros: very silent fan, different looks, room for high heatsink RAM, not as heavy as huge heatsink coolers, comes with brackets for almost every socket type

I bought this cooler for my first build and I am very pleased with it. I wanted something different from the usual huge heatsinks with 1, 2 or even 3 fans on it. Plus I wanted something that would clear my Corsair Vengeance RAM heatspreaders. The install was not much of an issue and it looks the business. I think it's a work of art. Something people that care for estatics might enjoy. It cools fine and is very silent when the fan rpm is lowest and barely noticable when at high rpm. If you want a cpu cooler for stock or low/medium overclocks this is a great product for a reasonable price. If you need the best cooler out there then search for another (and bigger) solution in the form of...
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Great case, but what about the fans Thermaltake?

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Pros: Fits huge aircooler, fits huge GFX cards, very good build quality, stock fans very silent, USB 3.0 header, dustfilters, room for 24cm RAD

Cons: Thermaltake does not supply 200 mm fans that fit the case, EU support is absolutely horrible.

To start off with my main opinion; I am very happy with this case. It does everything I wanted from a case. The looks is what might kill it for potential buyers. You either really like the looks or you really don't. This case gives me loads possibilities. It has good cablemanagement, you can set the spee and LED colour with the standard fancontroller, it has a HDD docking station, the case was one of the first cases to actually have a USB 3.0 front panel that makes use of the header on the motherboards, You can fit huge aircoolers and also huge GFX cards (and the 200 mm fans will still fit). For those that want to add watercooling the top is removable and can house a 24 cm radiator. It...
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