Summary: I bought this as my HTPC and to eventaully use with a 2nd display as a basic home PC. So far it's been great - no problems to report. The quad-core i5's and i7's do not have integrated video and thus will not work with the onboard HDMI.
Pros: Easy to set up Simple and straight forward HDMI out Perfect mobo for my HTPC Supports up to 16 GB of ram
Cons: Doesn't allow for much configuration or OCing, but didn't buy it for that - it's a simple budget board Didn't come with a dozen krispy kremes
Summary: We bought this as a gift for my hubby for his bday, and it arrived. Once installed we had issues right away. We called EVGA and they talked us through a testing process and promptly replaced the item, even paid for shipping.
Pros: *Overclocking utility *Great EVGA customer Service
Cons: *Broken out of the box *Driver issues with driver CD
Summary: This being a Made in China EVGA board makes me question it's longterm reliability unlike the high end made in TAIWAN boards. EVGA did a great job designing the board but i would of been willing to pay a few bucks more just to have all solid caps and get it manufactured from the same sources that...
Pros: Well designed mATX board. Good mix and placement of esata and pci slots. I/O back panel has esata as well as hdmi
Cons: Not all capacitors are solid caps. No overclocking or v-mod options in bios. EVGA driver site is lacking up to date drivers, the CD that come with the board had more up to date drivers then the website.
Pros: Very versatile board other than the Cons below.
Cons: To use onboard video(SVGA, DVI, HDMI) you have to use an i3 CPU. ONLY THE i3 SUPPORTS ON BOARD VIDEO CAPABILITY. THE i5 & i7 DOES NOT SUPPORT THE ON BOARD FEATURES FOR THIS BOARD! I wish I had know this prior to purchase.
Summary: This is my second EVGA Motherboard, after getting an X58 3xSLI, and I'm sold on the company. Their customer support is, bar none, the best out there. I shoehorned an EVGA GTX260 in there, with 4GB Ballistix Tracer, a 150GB Raptor, a BR-DVD, and an i3-530 into an Antec DF-30, and the machine runs...
Pros: Easy install, not a lot of stuff going on so for a secondary gaming machine / HTPC / spare rig it's perfect. People who are bashing it - it's an $80 mATX motherboard, guys, don't go looking for the feature set you're gonna get on a Sabertooth or SR-2 Classified. You get what you pay for.
Cons: SATA placement is horrid; using a large video-card covers up 3 out of 5 SATA ports. HD Audio Placement is also covered up by a large card. This is borderline unacceptable - EVGA knows who their customer base is, they should have had the foresight to rectify this in the design stage. Poor planning...