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The Zotac GF9300-A-E is a mid-range to high-end microATX motherboard designed specifically for HTPC use.

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Pros

onboard graphics can support multiple monitors by default, handy extra feature

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setup is generally easy and the instructions cover everything

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BIOS offers a good range of options for adjustment of the motherboard's functions

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Cons

doesn't offer any CPU tuning or overclocking capabilities

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sometimes need to reinstall Windows to get it working

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graphics card slot tends to overlap SATA1 port, need to make sure you have a flat cable connector

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occasional quality control issues, needs to be thoroughly checked out when you get it

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has a number of little quirks that need to be watched for during setup (HDD on SATA1, DVD on SATA2, etc..)

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The Zotac GF9300-A-E is a mid-range to high-end microATX motherboard designed specifically for HTPC use. It features an LGA 775 Intel CPU socket as well as support for up to 16GB of DDR2 RAM. Additionally, the GF9300-A-E boasts integrated Nvidia GeForce 9300 graphics, a PCI-E x16 expansion slot and inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet.

The GF9300-A-E's LGA 55 CPU socket allows it to use any Intel Core 2, Pentium or Celeron processor while its four DIMM slots offer support for up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR2 RAM with data transfer rates of 667 or 800 MHz. Its integrated Nvidia GeForce 9300 graphics provide the GF9300-A-E with out-of-the-box 1080p high definition media support while its PCI-E x16 expansion slot allows for a discrete graphics unit to be added for greater graphical performance.

Features

  • LGA 775 CPU socket type supports Intel Core 2, Pentium and Celeron processors
  • Supports up to 16GB of DDR2 RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce 9300 graphics
  • 8 channel high definition audio
  • MicroATX form factor
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 x PCI Express x16
  • 6 SATA 3.0 Gb/s
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