Summary: This CPU/Motherboard combo has been an awesome HTPC. I run Windows 7 Media Center, and everything works like a champ. Videos look great, HD records and plays back no problem. It is quiet, doesn't use much power, and plays video great. My wife loves it because it helped slash our cable tv bill to $0.
Summary: This was a replacement board for a Zotac that died prematurely, and never worked right to begin with. I'm very happy with its performance using 4GB ram and 500GB HDD on Win 7, and Ubuntu. This is my first experience with a built-in CPU, and given the poor quality of pre-packaged Intel fans and their rinky dink mounting system, I'm much happier with the approach Gigabyte uses with the AMD CPU.
HTPC build 4GB PC1333, 80GB HDD (soon to be 60GB SSD) run great!!!!
Pornthep Sripuntanagoon "magicbullet", Amazon
26 October 2011
Summary: Bought this when it was on sale from amazon for $90. this Mobo runs great. has HDMI out and SPDIF to the surround sound in my house. i've been using it for a week now for my HTPC. It plays 1080p through HDMI without a hitch. i dont know what otherguy on the review for this product is talking about. 1080P from youtube, run perfectly. E350 is more than capable of running this type of application. E350 is much faster than dualcore atom and ION2 paired together.
Good Value! Runs Windows 8 Developer Preview flawlessly!
Kiran Kothamasu "rag15555", Amazon
22 October 2011
Summary: I picked this motherboard up on Amazon for $89.99 earlier this month. On top of it, Gigabyte offered a $30 rebate. It was a no brainer. Considering that this motherboard has CPU, Graphics and Sound, all built into it, it was a steal I couldn't pass it up. For the case, I used Antec Mini ITX Case ISK300-65 which I also picked up from Amazon for $32.99, back in May. Thanks to Amazon, I started off with a bare-bone system for $100!
Nice general purpose, low power, all--in-one with USB3 & HDMI
Naim Malik, Amazon
7 June 2011
Summary: I built one of these recently, with Windows 7, with a 1TB hard disk, and a DVD RW and it has worked flawlessly. Love the USB3 ports (future use with new peripherals), the fact that it has HDMI, DVI & VGA means I can use it with any generation monitor. Audio is excellent, with indication and setting of ports used as you plug in stuff into the ports (nice!). Form factor is HTPC friendly.
Summary: This board is really something. I'm baffled by the graphical performance of this little thing. With the one pci-e x16 slot, i put in a 5670. I know that it runs at only 4x speeds, but it's still VERY fast. I can play Left 4 Dead 2 on 1600x900 res with all medium settings. The cpu is kind of disappointing, but it was what i expected. The performance sits somewhere between the atoms and an athlon ii x2.
Summary: Riktigt bra kort, har inte haft några problem under 1 års användning. Spelar upp 1080p helt perfekt. Kan även bitstreama HD-ljud via HDMI till förstärkare. Underbart! XBMC är även rappt. Fläkten hörs inte alls!