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MSI C847MS-E33: a motherboard with a Celeron and passive cooling

A week after the announcement of the C847IS-P33 and B75IA-E33 motherboards, MSI unveils the new C847MS-E33. In a Micro ATX format, this model features a Intel Celeron 847 and is distinguished by having a fanless cooling system: the best feature for HTPC lovers.

The MSI C847MS-E33 motherboard has a richer connectivity than its little sister, the C847IS-P33. By cons, there is no change to the chipset, it is still the Intel NM70 Express. It is equipped with a Celeron 847 with Intel dual-core clocked at 1.1 GHz.

As we mentioned, the cooling is provided by a simple aluminum heatsink. The lack of fan allows to keep the ears in the greatest silence, which is great.

It offers two slots for DDR3 memory (up to 1333 MHz), for a maximum capacity of 16 GB. The storage part is based on three S-ATA 3 Gb/s connectors and one of 6 Gb/s. For an additional graphics card, we are entitled to a PCIe 2.0 x16 slot. In addition, we also find a PCIe x1 and two PCI.

Regarding the rear connector panel, we have:

  • 1 x PS / 2 (keyboard and mouse)
  • 4 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Network Port Gigabit (Realtek 8111E)
  • 1 x VGA
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4a
  • 1 x Serial Port
  • 3 x Audio jacks jack (Realtek ALC887)
  • 1 x Optical Output
  • 1 x Coaxial

According to our colleagues at TechPowerUp! the price would be between $70 and   80.


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