In process of buying Supermicro A1SRi-2558F from wiredzone.com



  • Hi there,

    I'm in the process of building a pfsense box based on a Supermicro A1SRi-2558F mainboard and I found the best price so far at wiredzone.com.

    Anybody has good/bad experience with wiredzone.com? How do they stack up against amazon.com or newegg.com? Checking google for reseller ratings is not always something I'm inclined to believe. Any feedback is appreciated.

    Thanks,



  • Hello,

    perhaps is the SG-2240 or SG-4860 unit from the pfSense store also something right for you.
    They are combining the best from two worlds in one unit. Three miniPCIe slots + one SIM slot
    combined with the power of the Intel Atom C2x58 series.

    Otherwise you could be more sure with Amazon.com owed to their RMA politics and ratings.
    For sure you pay some more coins but then you mostly get what they show you.



  • I appreciate your feedback but, frankly, at $499 and respectively $699, I highly doubt so.
    Here's the cost breakdown for my build, I think the total price speaks for itself:

    • 12V 60W Power brick - already have one, 4 pin miniDIN output $ 00.00
    • M350 Universal Mini-ITX                          $ 39.95 <-mini-box.com
    • 4pin miniDIN -> miniFIT-JR" adapter              $  4.50 <-mini-box.com
    • SATA Hard Drive Power Cable                                                  $  1.50 <-mini-box.com
    • ATX 4 Pin P4 Male to ATX P4 Female CPU Power Extension Cable Black       $  7.38 <-amazon.com
    • Kingston 8GB ECC DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Server Memory Model KVR16LSE11/8HB $ 57.99 <-newegg.com
    • Supermicro A1SRi-2558F                                   $254.94 <-wiredzone.com
    • Total shipping                 $  0.00
        Grand Total                 $365.70

    What am I interested in is if wiredzone is trustworthy enough to get the mainboard from them or not - how do they treat their customers, return policies etc.

    Newegg doesn't not have the supermicro mainboard, amazon has it at a much higher price, superbiiz offered a very good deal  ($229 + shipping) but I do not like them. Hence wiredzone.com becomes a last resort.



  • at $499 and respectively $699, I highly doubt so.

    But with;

    • 1 year of support
    • 3 miniPCIe and a SIM slot

    Ok if this is not really urgent needed by yours it would be wise to have a look around to
    get your hands on cheap hardware sorted also with the Intel Atom C2x58 SoC, for sure.

    It was only a tip of mine because a 60 GB mSATA is often cheaper, a WiFi option is also
    there and for mobile usage or at a LAN party a solution for LTE is given.

    Sorry for bugging you!


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