Summary: I bought this item for test purposes along with intel Pentium Dia; Core G2030 1155 when done built a computer around it impressed it simple and fast I think on my next build or repair I will use there motherboards
Summary: This is a very small form factor motherboard that does not skimp on features. I was able to get a system built playing World of Warcraft at 29 FPS from the Intel Graphics Accelerator on the motherboard alone. The monitor connected with an easy to use, standard HDMI cable too! (Therefore this frame rate was for 1080P HDMI signal.) If you're budget conscious and quality minded like I am, I can't tell you a better choice than this ECS Elitegroup MicroATX.
Summary: Used for an extra PC at home running Windows XP for a parallel port oscilloscope. It was originally a headless unit, but I fried that motherboard accidentally and replaced it with this, while adding a keyboard, monitor and mouse. Sound, video, USB all work. Great motherboard for your money! Note that this motherboard is NOT a full-sized MicroATX motherboard. While it will work in a MicroATX case, it is smaller than a standard MicroATX board.
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.