Supermicro SuperServer 5038AD-T Review

If you’ve been around the server or workstation game for any length of time, you’ve no doubt heard of Supermicro. When you think of Supermicro, do you think of gaming chassis and motherboards? Neither do I. However, Supermicro does have a few items to offer in that category.  I’ve owned a few Supermicro motherboards in the past, but never one that I could overclock with, let alone, at the press of a button!

We’ll be taking a look at the SuperServer 5038AD-T bundle. The SuperServer 5038AD-T is a chassis that comes with a 900w 80+ Gold certified power supply and a Super C7Z87-OCE motherboard in a bundle. It’s ready for you to outfit with CPU, RAM, GPU, and storage drives.

Retail price at time of review on is about $690


Some more Key Features from Supermicro:

Front Panel
  • Power On/Off button
  • Power LED
  • Hard drive activity LED
  • Network activity LED
  • System Overheat LED
  • 2x front USB 3.0 Ports
  • 2x front USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1x front HD/AC97 Audio Port
  • 1x eSATA Port
Drive Bays
  • 3x 3.5″ Hot-swap Internal Drive Bays
  • 2x 3.5″ Hot-swap External Drive Bays
  • Optional 4x 2.5″ Hot-swap External Drive Bay Cage
  • 2x 5.25″ Peripheral Drive Bays
  • 1x 3.5″ Device Bay>/li>
System Cooling
  • 1x 12cm rear exhaust fan
  • 1x 12cm front cooling fan
  • Liquid cooling supported
Dimensions and Weight
  • 20.08″ (510mm)
  • 8.66″ (220mm)
  • 22.83″ (580mm)
Gross Weight
  • 35 lbs (15.87 kg)
Available Colors
  • Black


Coming up next ….. Page 2: External Features.

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2 thoughts on “Supermicro SuperServer 5038AD-T Review

  1. Looks like a large investment for a case, motherboard and power supply. Just my thought, but I suppose server-grade systems are quite a big more expensive.

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