Zotac H55ITX-C-E Motherboard
As I stated I purposely held back the Asus P7H55D-M Evo to give the Zotac H55ITX-C-E more of a head to head comparison. The Asus board has several features that will affect its performance and power consumption. Overall I am very impressed with how well the compact H55ITX-C-E held up against the Asus board. The Zotac H55ITX-C-E offers the HTPC user, or LAN gamer an ideal platform to work from. The configuration options that can be done on this platform can take you from one end of the scale to the other. The board accepts Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 (800 Series) CPUs, has a PCI-e x16 slot to support the latest graphics cards, and also has USB 3.0. With the included mini-PCI-e slot populated with the included WiFi module. What more could a SFF user really want? Mate this with the ideal case and you have yourself a nice little powerhouse in a small package.
|+ H55 Chipset
+ Included WiFi
+ x16 PCI Express Slot
+ USB 3.0
+ Six SATA ports.
+ HTPC support with Integrated Graphics
+ ITX Form Factor
|– No SATA Rev 3.0 support.
– Larger Coolers might have mounting issues.
– Little pricey compared to others.