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Foxconn D70S-P Intel Celeron 1037U 1.80GHz Intel NM70 Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU/VGA Combo
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Bought 2 - Need to revise review 12/18/2013

This review is from: Foxconn D70S-P Intel Celeron 1037U 1.80GHz Intel NM70 Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU/VGA Combo

Pros: Small, affordable, low power consumption, quite powerful for what it is.

Responsive and Competent Tech Support.

Cons: Poor workmanship on the heatsink attachment, bios needed a revision.

Other Thoughts: I bought 2 of these. One is running as a NAS in a rather large mini Itx server case with plenty of cooling. Fan ran at over 6000 rpm. Turning on smart-fan made it quiet. All was ok with this build.

Second one was going to be an HTPC so I put it in a smallish itx case. Immediately, the temps went too high and the PC kept shutting down. Realized that smart fan function was broken, fan speed did not increase with temps. Contacted support and withing a couple of days they provided new bios with fixed smart fan functionality. Kudos for that. It turns out that now smart fan would slowly increase fan speed and eventually it would become too loud. Support suggested that I check the thermal paste. I had to remove the heatsink. The paste looked hard & brittle and it did not look like it was making contact. I replaced it with arctic silver and again the temps rose rapidly. Something was not right. The heatsink had 2 rubber posts that I thought were too tall. I removed those and now the heatsink is making perfect contact. Temps are 20 degrees lower than before. Still a bit high for my taste but at least the HTPC is not crashing anymore. I think FoxConn would do well to put a slightly bigger/better heatsink on this baby and it will be a great embedded solution.

p.s. this htpc is powerfull enough to play 1080p mkv in foreground using xbmc while in the background wmc is recording 3 tv shows off an hdhomerun prime. Very impressive for the little celeron...

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SYBA SD-MPE40056 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) 2-Port SATA 6G Card, Mini PCI-Express Form Factor, non-RAID, ASM1061 Chipset
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Fits in mini pci express slot.
SATA 3.
Port multiplier.
Price.
Tech Support replied immediately to my emails.

Cons: First one was DOA.

Other Thoughts: Very impressed with the working card. Visible and usable both under windows and Linux. Very fast.

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SYBA USB 3.0 19pin Header Card with Dual Type-A Femal Ports Cable, Mini PCI-Express Form Factor Model SD-MPE20142
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Worked great.
Very useful.
Price was right

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Put this in a mini-itx board that had mini pci express slot.
Shows up as a Renesas chipset under Windows.

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Constantine Z.'s Profile

Display Name: Constantine Z.

Date Joined: 02/02/02

  • Reviews: 20
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  • First Review: 02/08/09
  • Last Review: 12/18/13
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