View Poll Results: Which brand do you use?

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  • Dell

    2 5.41%
  • HP

    5 13.51%
  • Supermicro by builders

    21 56.76%
  • I build my own

    8 21.62%
  • Cheapest I can find on EBAY Mixed Branding

    1 2.70%
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  1. #1
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    Rackmount Brand Preference

    Just wondering if you guys would like to share your preference in server rackmount brands.

    I'm currently pricing out which brand I should use for a deployment with the following specs:

    6x 1U 2x E5-2620 v2 / Raid Setup
    2x 2U Storage

    The client requirements are the servers have to look sassy and reliable.

    Which brand do you guys use and why? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
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    We have a decent amount of Supermicro systems like this however we spent the little extra and bought a higher end CPU for some extra performance. We haven't had any issues so far with ours. The main thing is what are you trying to use this system for? Depending on that if you might be able to spend extra on higher performance parts and be able to drop off needing 6 and only have 5 of them.
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    With those requirements:
    "The client requirements are the servers have to look sassy and reliable."

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  4. #4
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    We're a supermicro shop and don't deviate. It just makes things easier having consistent types of systems.
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  5. #5
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    We're actually a mix of Supermicro built by vendors, and Supermicro build our own. We generally order fairly generic configurations, with just Chassis, Motherboard, CPU, and sometimes RAID cards. We then install RAM, drives, and other options ourselves. We also stock a variety of individual components, and do full builds ourselves on unusual configurations.

    This is where Supermicro shines, giving us a lot of flexibility on hardware that all works together.
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  6. #6
    SuperMicro all the way, worked with HP and Dell's.. they are costly and every time their parts playing up somehow
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  7. #7
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    We build our own Supermicro servers. Have used both their mid-tower chassis and the 4 hotswap bay 1u chassis. Great stuff! We do it for the flexibility and low-cost.
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  8. #8
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    We've been a Supermicro shop for well over a decade. Their stuff is well-engineered, and reasonably priced. Building a server with Supermicro parts allows a high level of customization, while still having confidence that it will all work well together.
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  9. #9
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    We use mostly Supermicro and either assemble them ourselves or use a builder depending on the quantity needed.
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  10. #10
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    As a budget provider, we use a bit of everything

    Supermicro, HP, Dell, and rackable systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannan View Post
    SuperMicro all the way, worked with HP and Dell's.. they are costly and every time their parts playing up somehow
    +1. We stick to SuperMicro and have had a great experience.
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    We use a combination of SuperMicro, Dell and HP. We get great deals through our SuperMicro vendor which is a huge driver for us - not only is the price about right but so is the performance and options for custom builds for our customers.
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  13. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBGN Brian View Post
    We use a combination of SuperMicro, Dell and HP. We get great deals through our SuperMicro vendor which is a huge driver for us - not only is the price about right but so is the performance and options for custom builds for our customers.
    Which SuperMicro vendor do you use? Hook me up =)

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