Summary: After reading a zillion (ok, not that many), it seemed that no one had a clear "best motherboard brand" or a valid explanation why. So, I decided to opt for MSI. To be completely honest, there aren't many Mini-ITX Mobos out there to choose from, so my options were definitely limited. I knew I wanted AMD APU support and USB 3.0 support. This was one of the even fewer mobo's that checked both of those boxes.
Cheap, works. Comes with a little external Wifi card!
xillra fe, Amazon
31 August 2013
Summary: Tbh, i'm quite new to the PC building scene, so I apologize of I get some stuff wrong =) First off - this motherboard works. I have yet to do any overclocking, but from daily use it hasn't failed me yet working with the A10-5800k. Suprised me that it came with a little wifi adapter (I dont remember it being included in the description) which works OKAY until your able to get your drivers and other stuff installed - then you really need to get an actual WiFi card because...
Every time I buy MSI I am reminded of what garbage it is
9 August 2013
Summary: NO S5 sleep on a ITX board? Common. This is absurd. With the minuscule power supplies that go into these tiny ITX chassis one would certainly want a PC that completely sleeps. This board only supports S3 which means that when the system sleeps, all the fans still run.
It works, could use a bit more features (voltage control for OverClocking)
Trung Huynh "going to the moon", Amazon
26 July 2013
Summary: It is a great decent mobo that comes with good features like the wifi and bluetooth. Everything works as expected and boot up. Be careful when choosing the RAM though; the first set of RAM I installed didn't work and wasn't able to post, so I had to get a new set different of RAM and it thankfully worked. One negative would the lack of overclocking function in the bios. It let you change the frequency and things but NO voltage control!?
Great small motherboard, bad placement of the CPU area on board. Wished it had more SATA ports internally for HTPC drives.
21 June 2013
Summary: This is a great ITX form factor board, not very many to choose from out there for the AMD architecture. It does have a weird layout if you want to use a PCI Express Graphics card because of the location of the CPU on the board. If you have an aftermarket CPU fan your graphics card may not fit.