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Conclusion

The Supermicro PDSGE mainboard coped with the task we set for it in the beginning of our review: it supports all contemporary technologies and has all the features necessary for a reliable desktop system targeted at a not very demanding user. Although, overclockers and gamers will hardly be interested in it.

Supermicro PDSGE mainboard is best suited for those hardware enthusiasts who would like to build up their own local network. In this respect Supermicro PDSGE offers such powerful tools as PCI-X bus and remote system monitoring. Well, the company specializing in servers did design a “server-oriented” desktop mainboard, no wonder.

Time will show if this approach to home desktop system is justified or not, and we will only look forward to new nonstandard solutions from Supermicro.

Highs:

  • Excellent documentation and user’s manual;
  • Very smartly organized CMOS Setup;
  • Very user-friendly system monitoring tools;
  • PCI-X bus support;
  • Onboard POST indicator;
  • Numerous fan connectors onboard;
  • MOSFET heatsinks.

Lows:

  • Low overclocking potential;
  • Only six sound channels.
 
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