In Channel market, everybody knows that DFI sells hi-end overclocking & performance motherboard in “LANParty” brand. However, only few people know that DFI is even better in applied computing platform. In industry motherboard market, quality & stability are everything. I’ve seen some company demonstrated ACP boards in Computex, the boards are all simple & smaller than microATX. The QC requirement of ACP (Applied computing platform) is very strict; all ACP boards have to take switching surge & flash impact. And, the longer warranty period & better material are also the differences between channel motherboards & ACP boards. The leading role today is DFI CA230-BF (mini-DTX; 20.3 x 17 cm), it could not be installed in mini-ITX case. DFI adopts the most powerful Intel integrated chipset “GM45+ICH9M” into this board. The packing: For IPC only, it is very simple. Accessories: User manual, Driver CD, SATA cable, IDE cable, I/O shield, extension USB. DFI CA230-BF The layout is very solid. Bottom side of board 1 PCIe x16 1 PCIe x1 1 PCI (It’s awesome that adopt so many slot in mini-DTX) 1 IDE 4 SATA II with AHCI LAN: Realtek RTL811C-GR; Audio: Realtek ALC262 One ceramic thermal pad covers the south bridge. Upper side of board 2 SO-DIMM for DDR2 667/ 800 Rear I/O 1 D-sub 1 DVI 4 USB 2.0 1 RJ45 port 2 COM port It supports mPGA478M socket (For notebook use), you can find one QX9300 on the socket. It’s my first to use “Hi-end” NB CPU. The tiny cooler works well, it dissipate heat efficiently to keep the temperature low. The white connector calls “LVDS LCD panel”, it designed for connect cashier/ ATM/ POS and other interactive devices.