Date Joined: 05/16/03
Pros: - Intel Celeron 1037U Dual Core CPU running at 1.8Ghz
- Intel HD Graphics VGA/HDMI Out
- Great quality, very sturdy for a long motherboard
- Standard AMI BIOS (I was surprised)
- Customized individual PCIe BIOS slot management
- Fast SATA ports, SSD access
Cons: - Only 1 single SODIMM RAM Slot
- Slow shipping (took almost a month), but, it arrived in perfect condition; no damage to the box at all.
Overall Review: This is my first dedicated mining motherboard. Being an IT engineer my entire life's career, I am definitely impressed with the quality of this motherboard. I didn't know what to expect from a brand/seller/manufacturer I have never heard of before, but this is a top quality motherboard. It powered and booted up flawlessly the first time it was connected. It has a industry-standard AMI BIOS, which surprised me, and for a dual-core Celeron, it's pretty quick with Windows 10 Pro running off a Sandisk SSD. I installed an older 2017 SSD which had Windows 10 Pro installed, and it auto-detected everything with no missing driver issues before it even hit Windows Update, so no issues at all with Windows 10.
The PCIe slot power plugs are good. Not too tight or too lose. The CPU heat sink and fan does a great job dissipating heat, which again, I was surprised considering how small it is.
The PCIe slots themselves are perfect. The cards sit snug in the slot, but not too tight. It's easy enough to pull the cards back out without having to pull to hard.
I will be buying a second one if I get to the point I build a second mining rig. For the money, you can't beat it, and considering it has a newer 1.8 Ghz CPU makes it even more cost-effective, since some other more expensive boards have a CPU that's half the speed.
You can't go wrong with this motherboard. If you have the patience to wait a few weeks for delivery, you won't be dissappointed.