Summary: I've built 6 PCs and never had an issue with a board. But I am ultra-careful when I build, taking my time, and always use a properly grounded wrist strap. Just something to keep in mind for those who have issues building PCs.
Pros: I used this board with a Sandybridge i5-2400 CPU in a Node 304 case, for a home server that also runs a virtual machine. Using Windows 10 as the OS. First time using a Zotac board - build went smooth. Board has worked great right from the start. Very happy with the board - lots of features.
Summary: Their boards are cheaper for a reason... poor quality. In my opinion, unless your time is worth nothing, spend the little extra to get a name brand with a good rep.
Pros: Feature and price
Cons: low quality. You get what you pay for. I will spend more next time and get a mobo from a reputable company. Received with damage so never go it working. After paying to ship it Zotac after endless emails, they refuse to repair/replace it. The time and energy wasting trying to resolve this far out...
Pros: It has a lot of features and is one of the few Sandy Bridge motherboards you can get that is Mini ITX. It has good RAID support and USB 3.0 headers. I wish the 3.0 header was on the right side of the board but that isn't really that big of an issue.
Cons: My board came DOA. I replaced it though Newegg but the Zotac website has awful support. My biggest gripe is that they don't update their drivers very well for Windows 8 or Windows 10. Yes, the motherboard is old, but if you are still going to sell it, at least maintain capability up to Windows 10...
Summary: Of course, Zotac's support pages are incomprehensible as always, you better know what you need already. You can't even tell what is the latest driver to download, it's an ugly mishmash of a list, and there is virtually no faq or other documents about this board.
Pros: This comes with a lot of stuff, USB 3.0, SATA 6gbs, and a good wireless card with antennas, (connects at 300Mbps, the fastest my router goes), and is a great value for the money. It works fine, has the latest bios and no issues, except for the age of the main chipset, the H67. I had no issues wit...
Cons: Well, the H67 does not support Intel Rapid Storage Technology cache drives, which I spent a long time trying to set up before I checked and realized it is not supported. It is kind of a strange amalgam of old chipset and modern USB and Sata, hence the cheap price. But both seem to work well.
Summary: Other than the MB temp. senor and CPU Cooler clearance issue. I am very happy with this MB. Only came with 1 year warranty so you might want to buy extended warranty from NewEgg just in case.
Pros: Yea, this mother board support ivy bridge right out of the box !!! MB came loaded with a lot of feature 6 SATA, WiFi-N, Optical S/PDIF, there for it is a really best bang for buck for a BASIC Mini ITX MB!!!
Cons: Very basic bios no OC CPU, RAM (1600mhz Max) or has the option to load XMP stepping . Be sure to goes into bios and change the SATA IDE to AHCI prior to instal any NEW OS or rebuild PC. Every thing work accept for the busted temperature sensor on the MB, in which tell how hot the MB it. The MB te...
Summary: I bought this to go with an i3 2120 and currently just running 2 x 2GB of DDR3 in a CoolerMaster mini-ITX case, 620wtt Corsair PSU and an older HD 6950 2GB reference card (huge/long card). This is all plugged into a little 19" widescreen TV via HDMI for my 6 yr old daughter to play on.
Pros: Small, built in wireless, USB 3.0 plug in header on motherboard.. Runs great under Windows 10
Summary: i think this a fun little board to play with. there were few m-itx motherboards made for the socket 1155 (unlike socket 1150/haswell) and they are pretty much gone except for used boards.
Pros: has everything i need for a mini itx light gaming machine. will support ivy bridge with bios update. has basic wireless without having to buy wireless card and take up your only expansion slot. have used zotac in the past.
Cons: i am not going to take off any eggs for the cons i list because i was aware of any shortcomings before purchasing. like many m-itx boards, the cpu socket is moved toward the pcie slot and many large hsf will not work without blocking said slot. i personally am using a dual core i3 and don't a lar...