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. and of course, xvid and (deinterlaced) mpeg-2 content will play just fine. only dumb encoders with stupid quality settings may give you playback issues, but that's one in a hundred encodes you come across.
Summary: I'm running OpenBSD as a firewall on this board and it has been running well. I had one problem where I managed to confuse the BIOS settings to the point where there was no video output. Once I cleared the CMOS (it took a few minutes to clear - be patient) it recovered and has been running fine since.
Summary: E35M1-M Pro became the heart of a server using WHS 2011. Selected primarily because it has five 5 6GB sata ports allowing server capacity of 10TB using 2TB drives or 8TB plus an optical drive. Current configuration is 4TB plus optical drive. External esata port allows local backup of media library and shared files. Streams video to networked Sony BR player at 5Mbs, better than DVD but not fast enough for 1080 HD.
Summary: I selected this MB for a low power draw file/media server build for my home. Just a low cost place to store legally purchased music and video without adding significantly to my electric bill. This motherboard will serve that function well enough for me but it does have limitations. The obsolete ALC887 audio chipset wouldn't be my choice for a HTPC but this isn't an issue for me because I don't plan to hook up speakers or use it for a HTPC.
Summary: When I first installed this board, my PS2 keyboard only worked immediately after clearing the CMOS. I used one of my USB keyboards to update the bios, and now my PS2 keyboard works well. I was also having trouble booting from an old IDE DVD drive, but eventually discovered that the drive is incompatible with the add-on PCI card I am using. I swapped drives and everything started working.
Summary: Ein Micro-ATX Board mit aufgelöteter CPU nebst Lüfter und allen modernen Schnittstellen (Gigabit-Lan, USB3, SATA6) erschien mir als optimaler Ersatz für ein defektes Mainboard in einem ASUS-Barebone. Bei dieser Version wird ein kleiner CPU-Lüfter (6 cm Miniteil mit > 2000 rpm) mitgeliefert und die notwendigen Kabel. Das Mainboard lässt sich sehr leicht montieren, wegen der kompakten Abmessungen auch in ein kleines Gehäuse.