Summary: This has a true PCI-E x8 slot. While this is an older CPU, none of the newer embedded Celeron or Pentium motherboards have a x8 slot, they're all x1. This is an important feature if you're planning to run a SAS/SATA HBA such as an IBM BR10i or M1015.
Pros: This is a no frills board perfect for a low power NAS. GbE, PCI-E x8, up to 16GB of RAM, and 4 on-board SATA ports make it a very attractive board at this price point.
Cons: It would've been nice to have a second GbE, but at this price, I can't really fault it.
Summary: Easy install on my first build, included (2) Sata cables, (1) I/O cover, (1) Driver install disk and (1) detailed pamphlet which helped out with the install. Detected VGA and HDMI on install using Panasonic LCD TV. Also, installed Ubuntu 14.02 from ISO on USB.
Summary: This motherboard works perfectly for what I need it for. I used it to build a FreeNas build in a mini ITX case. Can't really complain about it, as it fits my needs perfectly. All I really needed was a cheaper board with a CPU, and the size. Love it! The price is low, and the quality is great!
Summary: Even after one year, it's still one of the best embedded boards available!
Pros: I have used this MB for over a year now and am totally satisfied. Hasn't even burped once. No configuration issues with Linux. Am buying another to experiment with various Linux distros. Will try an external video card just to see what happens. Best board that I've ever owned.
This is a perfect 7th Generation gaming motherboard!
MATTHEW J., Newegg
20 July 2015
Pros: This is the best embedded CPU motherboard that you can find for gaming! I am using mine with a GTX 750 and 4 GB of RAM. I am using a Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB SSD plugged into the SATA 6 connector, and it is very fast! It runs most 7th gen games on the highest settings @ 1920X1080! The only games th...
Pros: Absolutely awesome. I have the previous version of this board with 837 CPU, which was great for HTPC. The celeron 1037U is actually good enough for fairly heavy gaming (it's processing equivalent of mobile i3 processors), I paired it with geforce 730 ddr5 (the 384 core version), and it plays at C...
Summary: No USB 3.0 but works great for a super low cost but strong HTPC or server. I used this for a little while as my server with a Dell H300 RAID card. I upgraded the server and how use it as my HTPC replacing my aging Athlon II X2, with a half height NVidia GT 640, though doesn't need it for practically...
It works great running xbmc to stream files to my tv
Bill Gillam, Amazon
29 December 2014
Summary: It works great running xbmc to stream files to my tv. It runs fairly cool for me. I installed a video card I had laying around, so i have no idea if the integrated video would have cut it or not. I'm very pleased.