I would recommend it for people who are looking to build a solid, general use system, with the option of integrated graphics but intentions to upgrade in the future or even a basic HTPC. Moreover, Advanced Q-Fan has a better control over a constant temperature system environment. All specifications are subject to change without notice. To create a peaceful environment, several new and improved innovations are included to reduce noise and temperature. The SATA slots and other headers are put at the bottom left, though the IDE connection is at the bottom which makes it somewhat tough to reach.

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It would be nice to see rounded IDE cables instead of old-school flat onesa few more SATA wires, and a quick installation guide, but the necessities are there. Please refer specification pages for full details. Noise Filter Eliminate background noise while recording This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises like computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording.

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It would be easy enough to throw in a PCI Express video card and dramatically improve the performance in these areas, but my intention with the build was a Micro-ATX system that was as small and quiet as possible, so I stuck with the on-board option. Using SuperPi some extremely quick calculation times were recorded. etheernet

This saves times ethdrnet it makes installing these tiny wires completely free of confusion. Please check with your supplier for exact offers. CPU, Chipset and Graphics features. Compared to your average ATX motherboard you are only really missing out zsus a few expansion slots and p5b-vk second PCI Express slot, which is only useful if you are a gamer. Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.


This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip. Please refer to the specification page The product electricalelectronic equipment, Mercury-containing button cell battery should not be placed in municipal waste. I especially like their use of quick connectors they call them Q-Connectors which you connect the front USB, power, reset, audio etc.

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The system also lagged in Graphics Aero performance where it came in at a 3. The ASUS Q-Connector allows you to connect or disconnect chassis front panel cables in one easy step with one complete module. Thoughtful design allows you to set up your system easily.

You can now talk to your partners on the headphone while playing a multi-channel network games. These titles are added in so you can better interact with your motherboard. In case you want to keep things simple is has on-board graphics, courtesy of Intel, but it also has a PCI Express x16 slot you so you can throw in a video card if you want. As with any motherboard purchase there is a lot of consider before going with this one.

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System will continue operating at minimum power and noise when user is temporarily away. To balance both system performance and quietness, L5b-vm Gear allows users to choose from profiles to adjust CPU frequency and vCore voltage, minimizing system noise and power consumption.

The system, without any tinkering, came in at Adus covers all the basics, but it is sparse. After spending some time in it, there is little doubt that is was designed with the system builder in mind, not the overclocker.


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You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.

All of these are done on one computer. After the system was built, fully updated, and running properly some tests were performed to judge the performance. What this boils down to is a capable computer and a motherboard that offers competitive performance, but with limited graphical capability.

The board can work with Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme, and quad-core processors so you know you can get some serious power out of it if ethernst want to invest in a higher end CPU.

The system was tested with Windows Vista so, if you are interested, the Vista Experience score was 3.

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. This roughly reflects the typical case, but if you are using something small like our SilverStone SGO3 which places the power supply right over the video card area some things become tough to get at. The needs for a Micro-ATX motherboard are generally close to those of an ATX one so we see similar placement of the components and smart choices about what goes where.