Summary: This little system is great! I used the Thermaltake Element Qi case and 4GB of DDR3 SODIMM RAM, additional GT-610 video card, 120GB SSD and DVD RW drive. I installed Win 8.1 and the provided drivers and the system was all setup and ready to go in a few hours.
Summary: using this as a carputer system, so far so good! toasted my old motherboard and this turned out to be a good replacement. small bump in specs compared to my last system, but i appreciate the drop in power requirements.
solid low-powered entry level motherboard. (get lots of RAM though)
1 November 2013
Summary: Repair shop; we order tons of these for our custom builds. Its for the entry-level machine build. Internet, word processing, kiosk, simple computer task.(the average user would Its a dual-core celeron... BUT still a celeron! (inherently slower! Comparable to the AMD E350) ...
Summary: The board works as advertised. It's got sufficient horsepower to act ad my home theater pc in a small shoebox-sized case. It handles 1080p video without issues and even does OK as a lightweight desktop PC in a pinch. It also appears to use VERY little power.
Summary: I bought two of these main boards and used them in 2 pc's. Each pc had the exact same hardware in it. On one PC I loaded Windows 7, 64 bit operating system, and the board worked flawlessly. If this was the only system I loaded, then I would have given it a 5 star rating.
Summary: Bought this to make a mini system. Works very well with Windows 7 64Bit. feels very nippy and will drive two HD monitors together. Only negative is the tiny 40mm CPU fan runs at full speed and you can't slow it down in the Bios settings so it is quite loud. Replacing it with a Noctua 40mm fan.
Summary: I got this motherboard + CPU combo Mainly for a small media server. There isn't any things wrong with it, it's cheap, surprisingly fast, low power usage, low profile ram slots. Great for my purpose, definitely recommend it for anyone making a media server or a torrent downloader pc.