Summary: We have been using this board in our primary desktop PC for over 3 years now and it has been fantastic bang for the buck in that regard. Sipping just 84W total with 2 drives and a 15" LCD monitor connected, it has been a great help in reducing heat production for our daily web-based and office...
Summary: To sum up – for the price this is a truly impressive board both as a Carpc and even as a desktop which means Via have a real battle on their hand seeing as they are not ready today with their new generation which was recently announced.
Summary: I bought my first board/CPU combo almost 2 ago to make it a little NAS/firewall and it did the job fine. Still going strong 'till this day. does not consume a lot of energy. this is only good for a internet/office PC. Do not expect any more than that.
Summary: its a tiny little computer and it performs like my old socket 478 with 4 gig of ram. not bad for $50 bucks or so. graphics are acceptable for what it is. as long as you dont try playing any games with any real frame rate requirements, it works great!...
Summary: First off. This board was a bit of a disappointment. For a processor with dual cores with a decent cache size of 512k, I expected a bit more in the way of performance, but it is a GOOD energy efficient system. The system performance always seem to behave in some kind-of "lag-mode/lazy mode".
Replace the fan, install FreeBSD 8 stable and enjoy.
6 January 2010
Summary: This motherboard is what I need. Just essentials. The fan is a nightmare, even after reducing the speed to 25% it is inacceptable. So I replaced the fan with an "ultra silent" Papst fan. Better, but still too loud.
Summary: This is a amazing board for the money. The features in the BIOS are great for a NAS or even a small web sever. Coupled with 2gigs or RAM, it plows right through Windows 7 Ultimate. Only complaint is the graphics on the board. Even though I didnt expect much. It cant play any High Def.