Summary: Used for HTPC build. Good basic board, no issues with it after a year. Paired with a G540 gpu and Windows 7, XBMC has no problems playing HD content. No USB3 (I should have paid more attention when buying).
Summary: I bought this ECS motherboard in Jan of 2013, but I wanted to see how well it did before deciding on writing a review. The board has a tiny footprint and easily fits inside of an ATX case with a lot of room to spare; I paired the board with the Intel G540 Celeron processor, and a 4 GB stick of Corsair XMS3 PC 10666 ram. Despite being a small form factor, the layout was well configured and the installation of components was trouble free.
Summary: Used this board a small htpc and it performs much better than I anticipated. With 4gb ram, intel celeron processor and a 60gb ssd, it outperforms my old core 2 quad htpc which has an asus rampage formula board that was far more expensive.
Summary: Used this board for a budget HTPC build. I could get no display out of the VGA or HDMI ports on multiple monitors/TV's. Contacted technical support for further troubleshooting and followed their advice and still not work. Sending back for a refund.
Summary: I have bought two of these and both of them have been working perfectly. One runs a 24/7 Windows 7 server and the other runs Openelec connected to my TV. I put a Celeron G1610 on both boards. I have yet to have any problems with them and it is by far the cheapest ITX board with HDMI which makes it perfect for a SFF HTPC. I haven't had any of the HDMI port problems others have mentioned.
Summary: Using this as the mobo for an Ubuntu NAS I built to stream content to Plex clients, host backups for two Apple laptops, and possibly serve as extra storage in the future. The board is good, and it has a nice interface for the BIOS. The only thing against it is no USB3 headers, but I solved that buy purchasing a PCIe x1 USB3 card with 5 ports on back and headers for the two case ports on my Fractal Node 304.
Summary: I built a small server and this was exactly what I wanted. Run's fine, no problems. It has one PCIe slot and it's x1. This might be a little annoying to some, but I don't need any so this is perfect. The price has gone up since I ordered it, so I probably would shop around now for something a little cheaper.
Summary: Finally took the leap and decided it was time to upgrade from the Atom 1.6GHz system to a Celeron G1610 with this motherboard. Installed Win7 and connected to my home network and it all works. The fan is a little loud but you can get a quieter fan, the one that comes with the Celeron G1610. Other than that, it works well and now the response to remote control commands for WMC is very good.
Summary: The HDMI port simply will not work on this motherboard. This is particularly irritating since HDMI is the only reason I chose this motherboard over the cheaper ASROCK. I have tried several monitors and every BIOS setting that seemed applicable and I get zero signal. Everything else is working... for now.