Summary: Imagine an entire PC on a 7.5 inch square board! It's all here, and more. I built a NAS appliance with this board and an i3 processor. It works great. Set-up was easy, and the provided documentation is excellent.
RESOLVED - UPDATE to: Awesome until firmware update
Brendan M., Newegg
18 September 2012
Summary: I'm sticking with Intel for my super low wattage builds since their board draw several watts less than other brands.
Pros: I resolved the issue! Search for "New BIOS version for H67 boards, 0156" on the Intel Community forums. Intel acknowledges the issue. I had to downgrade firmware to 155 and change a fan label to overwrite a corrupt value. All quiet again!
Cons: Latest firmware caused issue, but I got it resolved. I'm happy now.
Summary: I know there are some headaches to be expected in the mini-ITX realm, and so far they've at least been minor with this board. It's surived my stress tests and serves its purpose in my HTPC well.
Pros: Great set of features. HDMI out is perfect for HTPC applications. Enough SATA ports to satisfy most mini-ITX builds. USB ports are plentiful (though not supporting case-mounted USB 3.0 ports is slightly disappointing). Audio is about as good as integrated audio gets. Board layout is acceptable fo...
Cons: Not very out-of-the-box friendly. Win7 didn't recognize the integrated NIC without first running the included CD (which has some mostly worthless software to avoid). Getting audio working in Ubuntu was a pain (ALC892 not supported by default ALSA). BIOS is over a year old, so you may want to flas...