AMD's Smart Strike: Athlon X2 BE-2350

Intel: MSI Q965MDO With Q965 Chipset

The Intel platform we chose is the MSI Q965MDO, based on the Q965 chipset. This is the office version of the G965, supporting iAMT and vPro for PC management. The MicroATX board has a four-phase voltage regulator, four DDR2 sockets and six SATA/300 ports. A x16 PCI Express slot, x1 PCI Express and two 32 bit PCI slots await your expansion cards. Unfortunately, this board has neither HDMI nor DVI, which will be added with the next platform generation using the G33 chipset.