This machine is mainly used for AutoCAD work. Graphic design work is also done in small amounts as well as light gaming and any other general office/communication needs.
macOS was installed with the Clover boot loader method. See following repo for full configuration: https://github.com/heisian/H170M-ITX-DL-macOS1
Not much to say here.
Can't even hear this thing and it fits very comfortable in the case. Such a great product.
One glaring issue with this motherboard:
1) When pressing F11 for the boot menu, there is a bug where you can't see anything on-screen unless the mouse travels over it. You basically have to use the mouse to 'reveal' the hidden UI that is the entire boot screen. Really weird. Firmware is up-to-date.
Other than that, the system has been incredibly stable so far on macOS and I love the tiny form factor, so it gets an above average rating.
One thing to note - if you are planning on doing a Hackintosh, go with the newer 270/370 chipsets. First of all, newer = better, right? Most importantly, sleep does NOT work on this 170-series board. Sleep works on the 270/370-series boards.
Super fast, as expected.
Definitely not for gaming, but allows for adding more than 2 monitors beyond the integrated graphics ports, as well as a little extra juice for AutoCAD/graphic design programs.
If you are using 2 monitors or less, you really don't need this card and should use the HD530 integrated graphics. Also, macOS requires a couple patches to fix some glitches that occur with the HD530.
I'm not sure if the power off/restart issues I'm having (mentioned in the motherboard review) are also in part to do with this case, but overall this case is pretty amazing. The updated version has USB 3.0 front ports and the design fits all my components without any trouble. I did not have to do anything to mod this case for fitment.