Summary: I purchased this board as an inexpensive backup board for my system and was then using it for HTPC duties with a G530 processor I had lying around. It is a form factor very much like DTX, which is the same as ITX but longer, to accommodate an extra slot (Pcie x1 in this case). It was a tight fit in the Origen AE M10 case but worked well as a HTPC for a couple of months running Win7 and XBMC.
Summary: All is great and would have been perfect but (unlike the picture) the pins for the sound connections are at right angles to the board making it impossible to fit in a tight ITX case (they hung over into the power supply). I had to send it back and was miffed at being charged a handling fee to return a product that didn't have the correct picture or description and was unusable for my purposes.
Summary: This board would have been perfect but (unlike the picture) the pins for the sound connections are at right angles to the board making it impossible to fit in a tight ITX case (they hung over into the power supply). In the picture it is the connector next to the expansion slot on the edge of the board next to the two caps. It is shown with the pins pointing straight up (that is not what I got as mine pointed out). I was using a RaidMax mini ITX case.
Summary: This item is very good for its price. It works great but did not fit the case as well as I expected due to the sprung off audio connectors on the side. These should have been pointing up instead of out.
Summary: First board failed very soon after it was put into service. ECS's rma process was fast and simple and I quickly received a replacement board that has been working fine for approximately 6 months. I was looking for a small board for a budget htpc build and this board is perfect for that. It has on board sound and supports on board video with a supported processor and includes a full size hdmi port.
Summary: This board arrived packed in a way looks like it was an "open box" itemthe person who put it all together was under the influence... After examining the board I would suspect the later.... Crumbled protection bag, no seals, missing the packing cardboard divider... Regardless of the shabby packing job, the board is tested to work fine with Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Drivers work fine and the two PCI-e slots just fit my needs (One video card and one USB3 card.
Summary: I received this board and it failed to post within several boots. Just froze at the splash screen for a while and then goes into a reboot loop. The replacement board I purchased did the exact same thing. Replaced with an MSI board that is going strong. You might think it's worth the gamble to save ten bucks, but my experience would lead me to suggest that this board isn't worth it.
Summary: I'm using 6 of these for a very low end headless render farm at home. It's nothing spectacular, but it works (Google "Helmer Render Farm" to see what 'case' I used). I'm running all 6 through a LAN switch to my workstation, where I can control these computers over a Remote Desktop connection should anything new need to be installed. This motherboard also supports Wake on Lan, which was crucial to me, though, what motherboard doesn't these days?
Summary: Nice small size for an home theater system without having to ITX. Supports Ivy Bridge. HDMI with the Intel graphics is fine with me but it does have PCIe x1 and x16 if I need to upgrade. Good layout. All in all I am happy with this purchase.
Summary: Though I haven't had this mother board but for a few months I can say that I am very pleased. It is certainly not the best but it suits my needs, though you can't expect to much from an itx board. The only thing I would change would better documentation. The manual is lacking.