Summary: Never got to really use it, bought it in anticipation for a future build, and by the time I did get the parts to use it, found out the power supply was DOA. I hope my experience was unique, it would a sweet case for a htpc.
Summary: Was working great until it died not even after one year of usage. I had many MSI products and it seems that the problem does not affect only this item, but also many others. I guess MSI quality is declining...
A little bigger than expected, but otherwise perfect
R. Battle, Amazon
5 June 2010
Summary: This case turned out to be a little bit bigger than I expected, but it still fit in the space I had allotted for it, so no worries. Other than that, putting the front face back on after installing the components was a bit of a challenge, but I think I was just having a slow moment (note: I didn't...
Summary: I came across this little computer when looking for a web server for a church of a little under a 1000 members. Having a dedicated server rather then renting hosting allows for a much richer set of capabilities. Since this setup only draws about 30 watts it is cheaper too. This is the setup.
Summary: These comments refer to the Model 100 "Bare Bones" version. Contrary to the printed instructions, the setup CD does not have the RealTek HD Audio Driver. In fact, the setup CD is titled "Server Drivers". A search on the MSI website was no help.
Good Ubuntu desktop or server - low graphic performance
14 January 2010
Summary: Purchased this last year, running it with Ubuntu 9.10 desktop as home network server. Hard drive is a full size WD 1TB Green model. All hardware detected and working well. System has been reliable.
Summary: Well, I should start out by saying that I didn't really need the computer, it was actually just a project to occupy some time. Pros: External power supply was a great idea, greatly reduce the over all bulk of the machine. Liked the cable routing.
Summary: This MSI computer seems to be a good machine. I couldn't get the built in Wi-Fi to work though. Fortunately I have a Linksys /Cisco router, and I don't need the Wi-Fi on this box. It's a bit slow to boot up, but for the price it does a good job.
Summary: Good: Small form factor, reasonably fast, lower power consumption than the micro-ATX PC that it replaced, compatible with Debian and boots from a SDHC card. Bad: Could still be smaller (the drive bays are unnecessary for my purposes).
Summary: I work for a company that rents PC's. We needed to bring some newer, faster, smaller PC's into our fleet and this fit the bill perfect. Small and compact yet still easy to work on. We built 15 to start with and they have been out in the field 2x with no problems.