Joined on 09/02/04
Pros: This is a great bored if you don't need it for a specific use (like industrial applications). I use the PCMCIA slot with a Linksys BCM4318 wireless card, I bought a PCI->PCMCIA card which I have a PCMCIA Bluetooth card, and I'm running it all without fault using Ubuntu Edgy Eft 6.10. I'm not using the onboard CF reader, but I would like to and make my system have only the CPU fan for a moving part. I can think of sooo many projects that this board would be good for. Mine is becoming a dedicated security box (war driving, packet sniffing, pen testing, etc).
Cons: None with the mobo. I had troubles with the Linksys card, but that is a linux problem.
Overall Review: This is THE mini-itx board to use if you want to play around with the world of mini or embedded computers.
Perfect for Mini-ITX Systems
Pros: I am using this with a Mini-ITX I built. It matches the system perfectly. I use a laptop for work, so the touchpad suits me well. It's small and compact, which is what I wanted.
Cons: Only 1, I dislike keyboards without numpads. But I ordered this one to be compact, so it is my own fault.
Great mini-itx case
Pros: This is an excellent mini-itx case. Easily disassembled, came with all the parts I needed except the CD-ROM adapter, which iStarUSA sent me free of charge. I love it.
Cons: I only have two complaints. My front panel cover for the USB and front audio came off, one of the nubbins broke. But no big deal there. Second, I'm not a big fan of the SFF type cases that have the CD-ROM and HDD holder over the motherboard.
Overall Review: I'm using an EPIA MII-12000 motherboard with an Syba PCI-to-PCMCIA card, Linksys BCM43xx Wifi, and Zoom Bluetooth. Works flawlessly.
Pros: Looks great, works great. I have it displaying up/down speeds on my firewall.
Cons: Had to configure pinout in the software different. It doesn't follow the standard pinout.
Overall Review: Once I fixed the pinout it worked great. Sits in my firewall 24/7 letting me know what traffic looks like.