Summary: Wanted to upgrade my CPU, but my old ECS board couldn't handle 89w processor. Bought this at a bargain and was not disappointed. This board can handle the CPU and comes with some many more features not available on my previous board.
Summary: I bought this motherboard in 2007 to act as a base for a media center PC. It was one of the cheapest boards at the time that came with an HDMI out connection (w/o having to buy extra video hardware), so this board was a no brainer for me. Almost 3 years later, I decided to turn my media center PC into a hardcore gaming machine that would be able to play games like COD4, Crysis: Warhead, and Aion at max settings. As the computer currently stands, all I have to say is wow!
Summary: I've had this motherboard installed for about two months, and it has so far been great. It's not a high-end board, but if the features match what you're looking for, you won't be disappointed. Some key things to keep in mind: 1) There is only 1 IDE channel, so you can only use 2 older IDE devices. 2) There are 4 SATA ports on this motherboard, and RAID support is limited.
Summary: Inexpensive "all-in-one" motherboards typically do not deliver great performance. But, I've found this one to be an exception. I'm using it in a media center PC with an AMD X2 3.0 Ghz processor and 2GB of RAM and running 64 bit Vista Premium Edition. -It is 100% compatible with Vista and delivers quick, flawless performance. -The onboard graphics capabilities are very good.
Summary: Good board. 1. Not a first choice for overclocking but you can squeeze a little something out of it if you need it ;-) 2. Only ONE IDE controller, so if you want to re-use older drives, make sure that you understand that you will only be able to use TWO drives! In my case I was using SATA drives so it didn't matter. 3. Layout is good, even though it is a small board, you'll be able to use extra long video cards without bumping anything on else the mainboard. 4.