Summary: I water cooled it, I had an old northbridge/southbridge water block and a cpu/pump combo laying around and this is what it looks like. Made this workstation for a co-worker sporting a Quadro card with an ekblock stuffed inside a phanteks evolve itx case.
If you have a problem, expect to wait a month for a replacement
11 December 2015
Summary: After 1 month of use the board stopped functioning. I tried a different PSU, CPU and RAM, etc. I contacted ASRock technical support for an RMA request. I waited 1 week and did not receive any kind of response. I contacted ASRock again and then finally did receive a response.
Summary: Fantastic board for my Freenas build. I needed a small ITX form factor motherboard to fit in my ITX case. Do note: that this board maxes out at 16GB of memory. I really wish they would start designing server class motherboard with higher memory capacities.
First ASRock product owned, first DOA motherboard discovered!
Andrew Bormuth, Amazon
5 November 2014
Summary: Apparently my board is DOA, I contacted ASRock technical support to confirm this and hopefully get a replacement. This is my first ASRock product and I can not say that I am impressed. I will update this review as things progress, stay tuned.
I used this little beauty to build a freenas server ...
5 October 2014
Summary: I used this little beauty to build a freenas server to run plex. Pros: All the features you could ever need. 6 sata slots, onboard usb port for boot drive, 2 LAN ports. ECC memory, Mini ITX form factor. Cons: No DVI or HDMI out. You will have to use VGA.
Summary: After struggling for days to get the C222-based Tyan ITX board to successfully boot, I finally gave up and returned it. Thought I'd try my luck with this (more expensive) alternative -- and I'm very glad I did. Behaved exactly as I expect any server-grade hardware to.
However looking into things more I decided it was best to spend extra money and get something that supported ...
24 September 2014
Summary: I decided it was time to grow up and build myself a NAS. I wanted to keep it small so I looked into Mini-ITX form factors. At first I decided to go with a standard ASUS desktop board with standard RAM.
Summary: I bought this after a month of research into FreeNAS w/ PLEX builds. I had a mini-ITX Prodigy-M case leftover from an HTPC that ended up in a smaller case. This is, to my knowledge, a great feature-full m-ITX Mobo: Xeon support ECC RAM support Six SATA III IPMI Dual ethernet ports USB port on the...