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Supermicro CSE-825TQ-R700UB Barebone System

Supermicro CSE-825TQ-R700UB Barebone System
alaScore 80

11 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Supermicro CSE-825TQ-R700UB Barebone System. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Supermicro CSE-825TQ-R700UB Barebone System is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (

SuperMicro Power Supply doesn't work with Asus Board


Support wanted me to send the ENTIRE thing to them so they could test it (meaning the board, case, drives, CPUs, RAM, etc). Fat chance. Not buying another SuperMicro case again, and I build about 50-100 of these things a month. Bummer.

Well-built case. Plenty of room for drives in a tiny 2U size. Easy removal of fans, drives, etc

Got 2 cases and returned them both. The PSU would not work with an Asus Z8PE-D12 board. Used a generic competitor case with a similar power supply and it worked fine. Apparently SuperMicro wants you to use their own boards. When I've used a...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (

Grete Chassis


Hot swap fans (3 of them), Dual hot-swap power supplies (with fans), Large power supply rating, Plenty of room for expansion cards, and large motherboards, hot-swap SATA/SAS backplane, additional LEDs on front if your MB will connect (warning,...

Price. Noise. (server chassis)

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (

Good Case, One annoyance.


Great case still. They should have made the cables short so they fit cleanly with a SuperMicro Motherboard and then provided extensions. I would've gave it a 4.5 egg if I could have.

Sturdy Construction, Rails. Cooling/airflow is suprisingly good. I'd say its about 20-30% quieter than comparable 2U HP servers. All cables and connectors plugged right into the SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DAH+-F-O motherboard and everything worked the first time...

Power Cables!! The power distribution unit comes with cables that are approximately .5m login, but on Supermicro motherboards the power connector is right smack next to where the cables come out. I had a horrible time trying to route the cables and...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (

Excellent case for the price


Used to build NAS for game development business. Lots of drives, plenty of room for cables, solid construction. Very satisfied.

Typical high SuperMicro quality. Easy assembly/disassembly. Redundant power great for true Enterprise-class availability. Power supply has sensors that plug right into any SuperMicro board for monitoring. Plenty of airflow. Drive cages work perfectly....

Doesn't come with SATA converter for slim DVD drive. Quality is not quite up to par with HP or Dell (but certainly adequate). Plastic levers on drive cages seem a little flimsy

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (

One more thing


See previous post

One of the reviews states that it only has 1 8 pin power connector. All 4 of my cases came with 1 short 8 pin (with an extension included) 1 long 8 pin and 1 long 4 pin power plug so I am not sure if this is a new revision or not but I have all the PSU...

See previous post

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (



We considered buying D@LL servers and having 8 hdd's in raid 6 on a quad core xeon with 12gb ram was going to cost us well over $8 grand each. We bought 5 servers total (1 different supermicro case) and we got a xeon quad core 12gb server with 8x74gb...

Excellent construction, built in slim DVD, solid, dual PSU for redundancy, 8 hot-swap bays. Good case if you want to save money on building your own server and want redundant PSU's and 8 drive trays

No manual included, I bought 4 of these and all have no documents. Went online found PDF manual, horrible, very vague and no description of extra or general parts that are supplied with the case! I am not a Supermicro expert, but there seems to be a...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (

Great 2U server chassis


Good layout and reliability. You can install low-profile extension cards rather than installing raisers. Works great with Supermicro motherboards ; Redundant power ; SAS backplane can also work with regular SATA HDDs

Not much space between fans and SAS backplane and fans so cables are tricky to plug in in you don't want to take out the fans ; Most likely cables will be too short if you use non-Supermicro motherboard ; It is LOUD. It's no problem if you put it in...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (

Solid case


We purchased this as part of a file server built by someone else. Our bottom redundant power supply wouldn't come out

Redundant 700W power supply (560W in fail-over, check specs), sturdy case, green/red indicator lights for hot swap drives, strong fans, nice removable trays for adding non-hotswap hard drives or floppy, tons of cables come with it, good company website

It is quite loud- 1 hair-dryer but this is likely not an issue for dedicated server room folks, * the space between fans and SAS backplane is pretty tight and the SATA cables are hard to keep clear of the path, looks like they could be impeding airflow...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (

Pure Awesome


If your needs are similar to mine, building servers that have to perform like $15k at a budget that allows 1/3 of that, this is a great case. I'm the IT mgr and primary architect for a company that provide a web based CRM software package. I spent a...

Good layout. Excellent HD/backplane configuration. well made, sturdy case. Included rail for rack mounting work beautifully. Enables fitting a high number of HDs into a 2u form factor, and the flexibility of going sata or sas is great. The included...

None that I can think of

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

Excellent File Server chassis


A DVDRW would have gotten this case a 4 star rating from me, but I new what it had when I ordered it.

Hot Swap Sata! Cheap storage is alot easier this way for RAID 5, etc. Redundant PSU

DVD-ROM? Jeeze, now I gotta rip that out & put one I can use (DVDRW). It'd be a shame to have 5tb on my raid 5 array & no way to burn antying off it without using the network

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

Superior design and uncompromising quality control enabled Supermicro to offer high-end products with unsurpassable performance to the market. With this unbeatable track record, Supermicro has earned a reputation as a manufacturing leader in the industry. Supermicro strives to build long-term relationships with customers by providing them with outstanding engineering innovations, quality, availability, and reliability in today's mission-critical fast-paced e-world. PRODUCT FEATURES: 700W Redundant Power Supply; 8 x 1" Hot-swap SAS / SATA Drive Bays; 1 x Slim DVD-ROM Drive; 1 x Slim Floppy Drive (Optional); 3 x 80mm 6300 RPM Fan; 4 x Full-height, Full-length I/O; 3 x Low-Profile Expansion Slots; 1x Serial, 2x USB Front Access I/O; Power Switch & 6 LED Indicators.

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Rack-mountable
Front Accessible Bays Qty:2
Hot-Swap Bays Qty:8
Server Storage Bays:Hot-swap
Server Swappable Drive Interface:SATA/SAS

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Rack-mountable
Front Accessible Bays Qty:2
Hot-Swap Bays Qty:8
Server Storage Bays:Hot-swap
Server Swappable Drive Interface:SATA/SAS

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Super Micro Computer
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Supermicro SC825


Form Factor:Extended ATX



Power Device

Power Provided:700Watt
Power Redundancy: Yes
Type:Power supply