ECS NM70-I2 (V1.0) Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Motherboards/IntegratedCPU by stefan @ 2013-02-05

The NM70-I2 motherboard from ECS comes equipped with either the Intel Celeron 847 1.1GHz dual-core or the Intel Celeron 807 1.5GHz single core CPU, has Intel HD Graphics for video output, supports installation of two DDR3 memory modules and also comes with 4 SATA ports, one of them supporting the 6Gbps standard.

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A Closer Look Contd.

The PWM of the board is controlled by the Richtek RT8167A dual single-phase synchronous Buck:




The parallel port header and the CMOS jumper can be found on the top side of the board:




Nearby we will also find a free system fan header:




The bottom side of the board comes with the NM70 PCH, along with four SATA ports (3xSATA2 and a single SATA3) and the PCI-Express slot; between the memory slots and the PCI-Express slot we will also get two Front Panel USB 2.0 headers, the SPDIF out and Case open headers:




Near the UEFI chip we will also find the Front Panel header:




The ATX 24-pin power connector is situated near the two grey memory slots:





Between the CPU and the memory slots we will find the CMOS battery, along with a small buzzer:




The CPU is covered with a small heatsink, which is also cooled by a small fan, which is silent at all times:




On the I/O, we will find A PS/2 mouse and keyboard port, one VGA port, HDMI, a COM port, 4 USB 2.0 ports, the LAN port and the audio jacks:




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