Summary: I bought two of these boards due to how cheap they were and was really surprised! it was everything I wish the Atom was but wasn't at the time. They were very fast for how cheap they were, and handled the video from my silicondust hd homerun prime very well over the years.
Pros: Super cheap, low power, good graphics, many sata ports, great htpc platform!
Cons: The included fan was rather silly and noisy, the network card drivers on the included cd were unstable
Great for Home Server but if you need more horsepower look for other options!
Kirk Steinklauber, Amazon
17 November 2014
Summary: Great board and product. Today I miss to not have more horsepower but at that time it was the right choice for me for the price point. I am still using it as home server and works 24x7x365 without an issue
power sipping and good enough for all but the most picky videophiles (and streaming video users)
plonk420 "music, music video, computer freak", Amazon
7 October 2013
Summary: this is a near perfect HTPC device. i have this in a SilverStone ML03B case with an Arctic Cooling 120mm PWM fan blowing down on the heat sink to cool it. it's ridiculously quiet. via the right player, you can offload pretty much all h.264 decoding to GPU.
Summary: I had an 8 year old desktop die, but I didn't want to chuck the whole thing because its mATX case was really nice. On the other hand, I didn't want to spend much on turning the case into a decent general-purpose system for light usage as a non-primary computer. This product worked perfectly.
Summary: Overall a great board, just don't expect it to fill a role it wasn't meant for. Microatx makes for a nice portable form factor and it can be tucked easily away into a theater shelf, given the right case.
Pros: Bought it primarily to build a HTPC. It serves that function flawlessly. With an SSD and its large heatsink, it is nearly without moving parts. The only fan is in the power supply, which is unavoidable. As a result, it runs perfectly silent.
Cons: I would have expected it to run some lower-end games a bit better with its 6310 gpu, but it was crippled by even fairly undemanding games.