Supermicro Server Barebone System

Supermicro Server Barebone System

More overpriced e-waste. Supermicro | Products | SuperServers | 1U | 5017C-URFwith Part List

So first, understand you have to go find DDR3 RAM and a Sandy or Ivy Bridge-era (second and third generation Core i3, etc) CPU to put in this thing. They’re cheap, but that adds to the cost. For the same price, you can get first or even some second generation Epyc 1U boxes with RAM and CPU.

This box is 9 years old at the time of this writing. Buy something modern instead.


With the random assortment of computer equipment for sale - I wonder if they are upgrading their own setup and trying to get rid of theirs old equipment so they don’t have to drag it to the dump.

Agreed, you can get fully loaded (4th/5th gen dual proc 12/16 total cores, 32GB RAM, 1TB+ storage) Dell 1U refurb servers all day for $500 or less. Tons of us folks in the homelab community are all about that just-off-lease stuff. This price, even being Supermicro, is a joke.

For barebones? Yikes. You can get a Cisco UCS version of this generation loaded for $300 on eBay. Includes all the enterprise goodies like fully-licensed lights-out mgmt. and RAID card.