We are particularly impressed with the DP35DP Media series motherboard. Why? Because it has no on-board graphics on the motherboard, which most HTPC builders do not use (unless they have no choice). This motherboard is also missing the familiar PS2, Serial and Parallel Ports, which are also not needed. Instead, more effort has gone into making the DP35DP motherboard as super fast motherboard.
It would be great to see Intel go one step further and remove the on-board sound as well! There are many quality sound cards available (like our Auzentech Sound Card range) that far exceed the specifications of any on-board sound that may be built into a motherboard.
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