Review: SuperMicro C7Z270-CG Motherboard

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    It is the era of the Z270 schipset, and in this article we cover the SuperMicro C7Z270-CG review. It is advertised as a server grade motherboard, but will it deliver in performance, features and aesth...

    Review: SuperMicro C7Z270-CG Motherboard
     
  2. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    If it's anything like my current board (X58 ASUS Supercomputer), a workstation grade thing, which has been ragged constantly for 5 years, I'd get one. Solid hardware lasts, and server grade stuff has to do that.
     
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    you can´t find LGA1151 mobos with that configuration, for that you must browse a LGA2011-3 mobo
     
  4. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    I was referring to component selection/build quality...
     

  5. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    It's hideous though. No window for that build.
     
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    Amx85 Master Guru

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    no, marked always finding new (less expensive) manufacturing process
     
  7. Dragondale13

    Dragondale13 Maha Guru

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    First pic gave a flashback of the first time I laid eyes on a Tyan board back in '98...now they're like super expensive lol! It'll be a reliable board no doubt, looks good.
     
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    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    Personally, I like the board. Reminds me of the good ole DFI motherboards.
    I usually like this are done a little bit different.
    [​IMG]
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    OMG YES!!!!!

    It reminds me of the DFI Lan boy series.

    I want it now lol.
     
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    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    What makes me sad is I never had a DFI board but always loved them.

    I'm building a cheapo retroish rig for 90s- 2010 games that don't work with Windows 10.
    Im gonna use a dfi board.
    Hope supermicro makes this style board for AM4.
     

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    stereoman Master Guru

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    Honestly I don't understand this idea that motherboards can be red or blue or orange or pink but as soon as we get a green motherboard it's aesthetic is attacked, I actually like green stuff, Nvidia seems to like the colour green as well so i'm a little baffled as to what the problem is?

    in a perfect world motherboards would come in a multitude of colours, thankfully we have colour changing led's in a lot of boards these days but even so I think more choice can only be a better thing.
     
  12. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I am actually happy to see that you guys do not (well at least not all of you) agree with me on the colors and design. I knew upfront that it is partly a subjective thing. I know I was struggling with it in the conclusion when compared to the ASRock, GBT, MSI and ASUS motherboards I just felt that this design simply would not have a chance. Perhaps that retro feel actually is a thing for some.

    It's good to see that people can appreciate the (albeit not intentional) somewhat retro feel and looks. It certainly is a nice peace of hardware. Perhaps after some BIOS fixes and improvements this will become a viable solution for people to purchase. SMC is struggling hard the reach the gamers segment.

    Anyway I guess I am trying to say is that I actually like the fact that not everybody agrees with me on the design.
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    I wouldn't even say it looks retro, it just doesn't have full plastic covering the PCB, and it's not red/blue/white. I'm not a huge fan of the plastic coverings...
     
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    To be fair the mint green doesn't really do it for me, I prefer more of an nvidia green but still there is a trend that seems to favour every other colour than green these days, I mean try and find one high end board that comes in green, it's a nightmare, the only one I know of is the Gigabyte Sniper and now this SuperMicro, most boards either come in red white or blue.
     
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    Yeah, it would be perfect if it were more silver green or metalic green, also that PCH logo more futuristic minimalistic, not so curved :D
     

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    Aesthetically, very pleasing, kinda "relaxing" I'd say. Very different from that ugly trend lately adopted by Asus - the upper surface designed in a "necropolis style", too black/metalic-grey, too morbid.
    With the BIOS overhaul and the price set a notch lower than the competition, this mobo could easily find it's customers.
     
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    All you guys are old as F* hahaha I'm there with you guys though. :nerd:
     
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    Hahaha, Im not that old. Im only 31. But been in pc gaming since 1991.

    Been custom building since 98.
     
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    Where were GREEN color mainboards when I was building my rig? Not the best green color but I love the fact that somebody finally went that road.Hope others will follow. Bored and sick of all red,black,white combos. And that DFI board mentioned earlier? LEGENDARY :D
     
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    My last DFI board was for an am3 build, not that old lol. I'm only 26!
     

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