Summary: This is going to be for my girlfriend's media PC. Since all she wants to do is watch downloaded movies, Netflix, light web surfing, this is going to be great! Really looking forward to seeing her face light up when it's all done and she see how much fast this is then her VERY old Core2 Duo laptop.
Summary: I have this paired with an ECS A55-M2 motherboard running in my HTPC with no problems. This combo along with an SSD gives excellent performance, speeds are incredible. Although I am running XBMCbuntu, which probably helps with the speeds as well. The stock fan is quiet and temps get no higher than 27c when playing 1080p movies for hours. I have no other fans besides the PSU fan.