Joined on 07/11/09
Fast, cool, quiet
Pros: Cool, around 30-35 C idle, around 55 C under load, not bad given it's inside a small mini-ITX case and that I'm using a stock cooler. Quite fast, enormously faster than my old Core 2 Duo. Low wattage, therefore less heat, ideal for small cases.
Cons: Locked multiplier, so cannot overclock, but I knew that before buying it, I don't want to overclock anyway, I just wanted a fast and cool cpu that wouldn't require an aftermarket cooler.
Very sturdy and reliable!
Pros: Plenty of features if you DO want to overclock, and just tweak your system. WIFI is always nice too. Very sturdy, it survived even after I mis-plugged it twice!
Overall Review: I'm really lucky that I haven't fried my motherboard, since I've plugged some cables at the wrong spots. The fact that it survived probably indicates that they took parts of superior quality when building this motherboard.
Cool, despite being small
Pros: Small, its height being around one third of a normal case. The airflow is quite decent, my CPU, an I5-4570S, is staying cool. It seems that there's plenty of space for a GPU, though I probably will choose one which blows hot air outside, just in case. Very, very silent, you cannot hear anything unless you're really concentrating to find the noise.
Cons: Cable management can be a nightmare, even with a modular PSU, but that's a sacrifice to make when working with such a tiny case.