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Pros: Low power, cool running, dual Ethernet, takes desktop RAM.
Cons: Still no USB 3.0.
Other Thoughts: I also have an older version of this motherboard (the one with the Celeron 847). It's pretty much identical with the exception of the more recent CPU. All the same great things apply. Low power consumption, cool operation, enough grunt for a basic workstation, and it's reliable enough for 24x7 operation. The dual ethernet ports make this a great basis for a router. I run Mint Linux on this one, and it's driving a 24" 1920x1200 monitor without any problems. All the hardware was supported. The one fault is that Gigabyte still hasn't bothered to put USB 3.0 on this motherboard, despite upgrading the CPU twice now.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It's nearly silent, runs very cool, and is decently efficient.
Other Thoughts: I've got two of these running in very different setups. One is a VMWare ESXi server running on a hex core AMD X6 1075T. The other is running Windows 7 as an HTPC with an AMD A4 and Ceton's InfiniTV4. Neither has ever given me a problem. They run quiet, cool, and stable.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Creative GigaWorks T40 II 32W RMS 2.0 Speakers
Pros: Rich, detailed sound, footprint is quite small, separate bass and treble controls, aux input
Cons: Won't match a 2.1 system for bass you can feel, sleep function is slightly annoying
Other Thoughts: I've really got very little that isn't positive to say about these speakers. The sound is rich and crisply detailed. Yes, you won't get the thumping bass of a dedicated subwoofer, but most 2.1 systems just go for raw bass with little attention to quality. With these speakers you don't feel it, but you can hear every detail that you'd otherwise miss with a cheap 2.1 system. The emphasis on sound quality over raw power is really growing on me.
If I had one gripe, it's the sleep mode the speakers will go into after about 5-10 minutes without any sound input. It takes the amp a few seconds to turn back on when a sound plays again. There's no way I can find to disable this.