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Supermicro C7X99-OCE (Intel X99) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 31, 2015 1:53 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Supermicro

Final Thoughts

 

Superlative is the right word to describe the hardware on the C7X99-OCE. Since it is capable of supporting CPUs from Xeons to the latest i7, the C7X99-OCE has the right hardware to support server-grade CPUs and overclockable i7s in one package.

 

Everything from the power components to the re-drivers for USB and the third-party controllers to support USB 3.1 make this motherboard one of the best performing on the market. At $304 USD, you get very high-grade components at an acceptable price tag for a high-performance X99 motherboard.

 

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When it comes to overclocking, this board isn't necessarily designed for liquid nitrogen, but I have no doubt it could handle it. Nonetheless, Supermicro could make some changes, like making the clear CMOS button easier to reach and adding in M.2. This board trades M.2 for more USB 3.1, and you should keep that in mind if you are more interested in USB 3.1 than M.2. When it comes to 24/7 overclocking, the board works as great as any other X99 motherboard, and perhaps better than most.

 

The UEFI has greatly improved, and overclocking is pretty simple and straight forward. CPU performance is very strong, perhaps the strongest I have seen thus far, and total system performance is also very good. If you are looking for a motherboard with features and design practices used in high-quality server boards, outstanding performance, and the ability to overclock, then the C7X99-OCE is the right board for you.

 

 

PRICING: You can find the C7X99-OCE and C7X99-OCE-F for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

 

United States: The C7X99-OCE retails for $304.00 at Amazon, and the C7X99-OCE-F retails for $340.99 at Amazon.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance (including Overclocking)96%
Quality including Design and Build96%
General Features90%
Bundle and Packaging89%
Value for Money90%
Overall TweakTown Rating92%

The Bottom Line: If you are looking for a motherboard with features and design practices used in high quality server boards with outstanding performance and the ability to overclock, then the C7X99-OCE is the right board for you.

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