Summary: I used an Acrtic Freezer 7 cpu cooler and the fan bracket rubs the screws that hold the heatsink to the PCB of my GPU. I Just put some electrical tape across all contact points and continued on my merry way. It's working great so far.
Pros: Integrated wifi - n, with good range generally good layout for everything PCIe x16 USB 3.0 booted up first time with no problems. Runs 16GB Mushkin 1600MHz ram with no issues besides lowering the freq to 1333. It also ran with 8GB 1600MHZ Gskill Ripjaws. Windows 8 compatible
Cons: Not dual channel wireless or a super fast standard for 2.4. cpu socket location is close to the PCI slot. 1300MHz Ram instead of up to 1600MHz.
Summary: * Some unusual options for the BIOS. I don't know why anyone would want to play their little mini-games instead of booting into the OS, but MSI allows them. * Strange issue when I connected an external HDD to transfer files over, whereby it tried to treat the external drive as the boot disk...
Pros: Solid connectivity for a micro- board. Good overclocking capabilities. Very stable. Easy install.
Cons: * No ability to undervolt the memory or CPU. It'll let you add an obscene number of volts to either of them, but to help my HTPC keep quiet I was hoping to be able to undervolt the processor and RAM, and it wouldn't allow me to do this. * By default, runs the CPU fan at full speed regardless of t...
Summary: Core i3-2100 underclocked to 2.20ghz Zotac H67ITX-C-E Antec ISK 300-65 Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 1tb hard drive (ripped from an external hard drive) Yes this runs on a 65w power supply. I was pleasantly surprised.!
Pros: Awesome motherboard. Was able to underclock a core i3-2100 with this mobo. Compact, lots of features,
Cons: Wifi SUCKS like wow can't connect to a network that is in the other room.
Summary: Various online reviews commented the possibility of using the board to build an 18TB file server. I was tempted. After all, a 18TB NAS system easily costs 10k or more. I knew booting from a 3TB drive is impossible without UEFI, but I was hoping to create a small partition through Intel RAID.
Pros: The best 1155 ITX board with 6 SATA ports. Numerous features and very fast boot, as reported by SilentPCReview.
Cons: I wish Zotac replaced the wifi card with something more useful.
Summary: I've been waiting for this board to come out ever since I saw the announcement for my new Home Server. The 6 on-board SATA ports were a must for my configuration and drove my decision to wait for release.
Pros: Compact size, 6x SATA ports (2x SATA III and 4x SATA II) make it great for a small home server. It has a ton of functionality built in, so you won't miss having only one expansion slot. WHS 2011 runs on it just fine. Paired with a Lian Li PC-Q08 case, you can have a lot of computer in a very smal...
Cons: For the price, I expected a little bit more. Others have pointed out the poor quality of the wireless adapter, though I don't have any experience with it (don't use it). BIOS also leaves a bit to be desired, as tweaking functionality is somewhat limited. I have low voltage DDR3 RAM (1.3v) and I c...
Summary: I had been waiting for this board to release so I had all my parts ready and waiting (including the replacement mPCI E WiFi card). Put everything together and started up like a champ, no issues what so ever.
Pros: - Quick and easy setup - Integrated WiFi, USB 3, SATA 2 - Easily tweakable.
Cons: - WiFi unit was garbage (minus 1 egg) - Took a while to release
Summary: gave it 4 egg's purely for the hassle with the wireless. - for those wondering, this uses 4-pin for one of the power inputs. make sure you plan accordingly for your power supply. - prior to installing an os, make sure you update your bios and usb 3.0 firmware (even with the revision that zotac sent...
Pros: great board, usb 3.0, sata ii and iii ports work flawlessly. easy install. - gigabit ethernet port works like a champ.
Cons: - board comes with sata ii cables (no biggie, they still work perfectly in a sata iii port). - mini pci express wireless card has issues with actual wireless n. i've sent zotac an e-mail and asked them for some assistance because there are not many options with the driver. i may end up getting an...