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Supermicro SuperO C9X299-PG300 Motherboard Review

Supermicro’s packaging has had a branding facelift with slogans like “Play Harder” and “Server Quality. Built for Gaming” all under the “SuperO” banner. Illustrated features include its 10 Gigabit LAN, dual M.2/U.2 and reinforced power delivery for “up to 300W TDPs”.

Supermicro labels the rear I/O as having “4 USB 3.1 (3 Type A + 1 Type C)” yet this is incorrect as it actually has 1 Type A and 1 Type C. There is a diagram on page 11 of the user’s manual that gives the correct illustration of the USB setup. Supermicro confirmed to us that this was an error and it would address all the errors on its website, in its online documentation and inform any partners to update any product listings they have for this motherboard.

The accessory bundle includes four SATA cables, the rear I/O shield, cable labels, a case badge, a quick reference guide and driver/utility DVD.

There are a few things to note about this bundle including the fact the user’s manual is not supplied as a physical copy and can only be accessed online. Secondly, the driver/utility DVD does not include the SuperO Booster software for controlling the onboard LEDs.

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