Summary: Fan controls are Stop and Start Temp, Start PWM value, and PWM and Slope Delta. Changing these either does nothing, or makes the fan cycle between 800 and 2500 RPM regardless of temperature. luckily I was able to find some settings after trial and error which makes it stay ~1000 RPM regardless of core temperature. Paired with a cheap celeron it won't get over 55c inside of a Elite 120 with the fan next to it flipped to exhaust.
Pros: Easy to work with Full PCIe slot CPU mount isn't right up against the PCIe slot so you could install a decent heatsink on here (although I'm not sure if you'd want to with how the fan controls work...) Ivy Bridge CPUs work out the box. Comes with a pair of orange SATA cables, which was nice because I didn't want to sacrifice my green ones.
Cons: Basic BIOS with weird fan controls, which I'm not entirely sure even work properly. Only 2 fan headers, which, again, I'm not even sure how they work. 2 SATA ports (but most ITX boxes don't even have room for more than 2 drives anyway so... this isn't really a con since I saw it before going in)
Summary: I've had no problems with the motherboard. I used it to build a budget mini-itx gaming setup with an i5-3550 and a GTX 560ti. Some of the case connections are not labeled at all on the board itself, but the instructions give very clear explanations as to wear things belong.
Pros: - Supports ivy bridge out of the box - 6 USB ports - Gigabit ethernet
Summary: no issues at all. five stars if it had an hdmi output. cant beat this mini itx for the price. put together a mini build for under 200.00 using my old laptop harddrive and reinstall of windows 7
Summary: I got this board to replace an old Foxconn I was using for an HTPC and I'm quite happy with it so far. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but for the price and size it is does have some nice additions. Most important for me was the x16 PCI slot, which seemed hard to find on cheaper Mini ITX boards. Setup was pretty easy with the exception of the unlabeled front panel connections.
Cons: I just wish instead of the PCI-e slot it had a regular PCI form my serial card. (PCI-e on a mini ITX board!!) Also the manual is minimal,you have to go to the CMOS setup screen to find some configuration info.
Summary: good board for a no-frills office computer or even Photoshop work (the latter with an appropriate graphics card)
Pros: contains only essential features, thus no energy wasted on powering components you may not need, runs ubuntu 11.10 and Win 7 Home 32-bit without driver installation from the included CD. Paired with Pentium G620 and 2 GB Kingston 1333 Mhz RAM, no issues.
Cons: the manufacturer claims the board will support Ivy Bridge processors starting from the latest BIOS update (C31F1P01), however, I was not able to apply it with the Live Update Utility v.188.8.131.52, and the manufacturer's web site does not give any alternatives. I have to live with version B31F1P03 for now, which is fine, but...
Summary: This is a follow up to my first review, and I can now say that the board is working as I had hoped. It took a BIOS upgrade and some tinkering with settings, but I finally got USB boot to work they way I expected. I am not sure what changed, but now the USB devices show up as UEFI items and seem to be selectable in ways they weren't before. Foxconn's support site is still slow, but it doesn't take ten tries to get files anymore.
Pros: Price, PCI-E x16 and variety of ports. Supports every stick of RAM I've tried with it.
Cons: Foxconn's support site is still slow, but workable.