Summary: Combined this with a small mini-ITX case for a nice small form-factor PC. It's great for what it is used for - mostly word processing, email, and internet. Will definitely use to build a second one again!
Pros: This board is a great little workhorse. I put it together to replace an antiquated machine that ran in a professional office and now everybody wants one! It's small, cheap, energy efficient, and it gets the job done. Oh yeah, and it's genuine Intel, so you know it's good.
Cons: None so far, though GigE would have been nice (but that's nothing major)
Summary: I wish I would have seen the Atom 330 board with the gigabit Ethernet, I would have paid the extra money to have that built in. Be sure to look at these before buying this one. I replaced the chipset fan with the Scythe SY124010L (Mini Kaze), it was a cheap upgrade and the system is a little less...
Pros: Good Price. Has all of the essentials. Has system fan connection. Quiet. Low Power.
Cons: Cannot get to WOL from off state. No gigabit
Summary: In regards to the RAM issue being discussed, the Atom processor's bus speed is only 533Mhz, so there is no point to increase the RAM speed past that. Intel took the option to increase the RAM speed out of the BIOS because of this. Also, be sure to apply the latest BIOS update.
Pros: Cheap, rather powerful, works great, does what I need.
Summary: Highly recommended board. Bought this board in combination with APEX-MI008 ITX case. Shipping was fast. I'd probably buy the Intel D945GCLF2 next since it comes with a GB NIC and is dual-core atom processor.
Pros: Absolutely great board. Running Server 2008 32bit, with 2GB RAM and a 1TB HDD @ home for file sharing/administering LAN clients. Small footprint, fairly quiet and awesome price.
Cons: Built-in NIC is only 100. Not a problem since 1GB NIC's are so cheap nowadays. The northbridge fan makes a humming sound and is quite hot to the touch so I replaced it with SilenX iXtrema Pro Northbridge Copper Chipset Cooler.
Summary: Guy with the 533MHZ memory problem, check your timmings, the motherboard sets the memory timings on AUTO, Go into the BIOS and set the timing X-X-X
Pros: It has sound, Video, SATA, and it takes is very little power, it is somewhat fast in office applications, it peforms well in DVD playback, Flash, and High Quality MP3. It runs Windows XP SP3 very well fast boot times. It is multi threated (HT) which is nice to have.
Cons: well is you consider not having a PCI-E, and one Memory Slot a Con, this product was made that way.
Summary: This is my second build with the Intel BOXD945GCLF board/CPU combo. Both systems are identical, and worked perfectly right from the start, and the parts for both systems arrived very quickly.
Pros: Fits the Rosewill N82E16811147134 case like it was made for it. Easy, clear layout diagram stick on labels for wiring. SATA cable, IDE cable. First attempt seamless XP install. CD with Ethernet and HD audio drivers loads easy as well.
Summary: This is a perfect budget board for someone wanting to set up a small media/file server that's cheap to run. We'll see how long it holds up.
Pros: Easy, quick installation. Ubuntu Linux installed without a hitch. Extremely low power usage for a desktop unit...cheap 24-hr running! Very quiet running. Handles HD video feeds to my PS3 using PS3 Media Server for Linux without a problem. File serving is fast and reliable, even when serving to mo...
Cons: None that I've seen, although it probably won't run WoW (haven't tried though).