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Reviews and Problems with Zotac IONITX-S-E

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Overall 8

1 major shortcoming, not a fatal flaw

Anonymous, Newegg
22 October 2011
  • Summary: the mini-pci wifi cards zotac ships on their motherboards are lame. they just don't perform well in the real world. i upgraded to an intel 6200. no reduction in score for this, but it would be nice if they spent a few extra bucks on a usable wifi card.
  • Pros: * nice board layout for htpc. * integrated heatsink works well if your case provides some airflow. it doesn't require so much air that your fans will be noisy, but i doubt you could safely run it fanless. the next-gen ion runs warm and it shares the heatsink with the cpu and chipset. * good conne...
  • Cons: oy. having only 2 onboard sata ports is a bigger problem than i had imagined. my case (antec isk-300-65) has space for 2x 2.5" ssd/hd drives, and 1x slim optical drive. unfortunately, i can't connect all the drives using the onboard headers. it DOES have usb3.0, so i understand external storage i...
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Overall 10


Anonymous, Newegg
17 September 2011
  • Summary: I have the board in an Antec ISK 300-65 case and it has been working well so far.
  • Pros: ION graphics, D525 CPU makes it a great atom board. I am using it in a HTPC with Linux. I was easily able to get the onboard wireless working with Linux.
  • Cons: Not surprisingly the board gets warm so make sure you have at least a little airflow in your case.
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