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Zotac G43ITX-A-E
5.7 out of 10

Zotac G43ITX-A-E

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Overall 10
10

Excellent Motherboard

James J., Newegg
28 April 2015
  • Pros: Owned four years now. I have had no problems (of any kind) with this MB. Unlike others who have complained about wireless, mine works great and my router is in the basement and I use the computer in the second floor office. I'm upgrading to a Q9300. I post something new if it seems newsworthy.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk

wesley p., Newegg
27 November 2012
  • Summary: i thought that when you get something something like this is lasts for over 10 years at least. i still have computers from 1995, 1999 and 2001 and they run just fine. hardware quality is getting cheaper and cheaper i swear.
  • Pros: Great when it worked.
  • Cons: First one i ever got was DOA, the second one worked and started messing up just over a year. not its completely dead. it just happen to die right outside of the warranty range so i cant even get a replacement.
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Overall 8
8.0

exactly what i need

Keswick T., Newegg
22 June 2011
  • Summary: the customer support was standard. thought the bad HDMI problem could be the driver, but the third representative told me to reinstall my OS ... strange. after I had the chance to upgrade to win7-64 and tested with 3 different monitors, the forth rep helped me with the RMA process.
  • Pros: need an ITX board with LGA775, this is what i need for the price performance.
  • Cons: had bad hdmi, got RMA from zotac.
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Overall 2
2.0

Updated review

Zachary T., Newegg
12 June 2011
  • Summary: Stay away from Zotac.
  • Pros: Small board. A pro would be the features, if they worked.
  • Cons: Wireless does not work unless it is sitting right next to the router. In a GUI enviroment the system would freeze and hang constantly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent little motherboard

Razendra B., Newegg
7 June 2011
  • Pros: Windows 7 loves this motherboard. Has no problem with HD video and audio through the HDMI out.
  • Cons: Only problem I am experiencing is USB devices sometimes do not wake up with computer. This includes powering on from shutdown. I have to pull the USB device out and reinsert it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good board, poor wireless, manual not correct

Zachary T., Newegg
4 June 2011
  • Summary: I found workarounds for everything, but I shouldn't have had to. I've not tested everything to the max yet, so my score could be lower, but so far it seems like a good board, as long as you don't need RAID or wireless more than 15ft.
  • Pros: Small board, with the ability to have some power. Graphics card will play movies, youtube, etc smoothly.
  • Cons: Wireless does not work very well. I read the manual from Zotac before I bought the board, and it stated that it had a raid control. It does not, so if you are getting it for that reason don't.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed....

Kristijan T., Newegg
20 May 2011
  • Summary: Zotac needs to either A) disclose what the PCI-E port does/does not support OR they need to put in a tweak in the BIOS in which the PCI-E slot can handle any type of device that is plugged into it.
  • Pros: The board itself works, however there's an issue with the PCI-E slot in supporting different cards. I tried to use an Intel 4 port PCI-E NIC and the board would just constantly restart. The NIC works fine in other motherboards. It seems that the PCI-E slot only accepts graphics cards, which to be...
  • Cons: Not really much other than the PCI-E slot ONLY supports video cards. Quite a disappointment as this box was going to be used as a router.
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Overall 2
2.0

Beware - PCIe x16 only supports graphics cards

John P., Newegg
22 April 2011
  • Summary: Zotac: Please be upfront and clear about the limitations of this board. I required the PCIe x16 slot to support x1 non graphics cards; now the board is useless to me and I'm out > $100. Extremely frustrating and disappointing.
  • Pros: I'm sure it's a fine board if you don't need to put anything in the PCIe x16 slot other than a graphics card
  • Cons: Despite the fact that, according to specifications, PCIe x16 slots are supposed to be compatible with x1 cards, it turns out that this board does not follow specifications. Not only does it not support x1 cards, it doesn't support *any* other type of PCIe besides a graphics card. The worst part i...
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Overall 10
10

HP slimline replacement

Jason B., Newegg
24 March 2011
  • Summary: Fits into HP slimline 3507c, although the power connector is in a different place than the original mobo. I was able to cram everything in. had to splice a 24 pin atx connector onto original psu.
  • Pros: -a lot of ports for a small board -hdmi is nice feature -fair price, free shipping -plenty of cables came with board
  • Cons: -none so far
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent value, but had to get two to find one that worked

Joseph M., Newegg
22 March 2011
  • Summary: Runs Win7 Ultimate 64bit very nicely. I'm primarily using this as a media center hooked up to a 50" plasma so the combination of W7 and MediaCenter software and this motherboard makes a nice setup. Would have rated this higher but the WiFi and HDMI sound have sort of tainted my opinion.
  • Pros: Combination of HDMI output and builtin WiFi made this an attractive value. Plus the form factor is nice.
  • Cons: First MB had bad sound channel on HDMI output. WiFi was also iffy as it liked to cut out all the time until I flashed the BIOS and updated the driver. Replacement MB fixed sound, but I am still working on the WiFi. Hoping the BIOS will fix the WiFi.
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