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MSI Hetis G31

MSI Hetis G31
alaScore 79

13 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of MSI Hetis G31. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the MSI Hetis G31 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (newegg.com)

What Happened?

 

I have about 6 of these units in production right now. They have always been stable, easy to set up and use. But the last 2 I have purchased have been DOA. This is not acceptable.

Easy to use and to set up

I have received 2 DOAs in a row... and with shipping costs for RMA I could have spent over $50 additional

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice system

 

I had a frustrating experience at first thinking the mobo or psu was bad. After spending several hours troubleshooting and finally narrowing it down to the psu did i realize the problem... the power supply voltage switch was set to 220v instead of...

Very compact case but easy to get to all components ; supports E6500 Pentium cpu ; very quiet ; firewie

to add hard drive and other components there are a ton of screws that need to be removed. would have been nice if they would have been thumb screws or latches like some of the other cases ; NO PCI-Express slots

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Perfect for Point of Sale systems

 

I am using these for Point of Sale stations and they work perfectly. Their small size is easily concealable. While the serial ports might be legacy, their addition is valuable as it allows me to connect receipt printers to them.

Compact ; Serial ports

None

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

dont give bad reviews cause you cant figure it out.

 

********Pros: - Small form factor - Quiet - Fast for barebones machine used for file server Cons: No SATA drivers for anything but W2K/XP/Vista. All OS's I tried work fine with an IDE drive, but no luck even seeing a secondary SATA drive from WHS, SBS...

This is a good system and works with all OS's

none

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Riser card option available

 

The systems are built with 2 different riser cards. Newegg sells the one with riser card model MS-4134 with 2 PCI slots. There is also a riser card with 1 PCI and 1 PCI-e X16. It is model MS-4117. The PCI-e X16 slot is the upper slot away from the...

Nice compact system.

Should include both models riser cards to give options.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Riser card option available

 

The systems are built with 2 different riser cards. Newegg sells the one with riser card model MS-4134 with 2 PCI slots. There is also a riser card with 1 PCI and 1 PCI-e X16. It is model MS-4117. The PCI-e X16 slot is the upper slot away from the...

Nice compact system

Should include both models riser cards to give options ; Newegg should stock the riser card that does not come with the system

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Incorrect specs

 

Would have been nice to know about the lack of PCI Express slot beforehand. I purchased a PCI Express x4 NIC to use in this for an Untangle network gateway. To be fair MSI's site has the correct information and I should have done more research on this...

Small, clean layout inside should make for good airflow.

Newegg description is WRONG there is NO PCI Express x16 slot. Only a PCI-X riser card with two PCI slots.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Worded very well

 

I plan to by a second case and build a second Portable DVR.

I been searching around for bookshielf sizes cased for minidvr operations..started with the ASUS case, but the card bearily fits..this one is perfect.

CPU heatsink is a little big. A 1U heatsink would be nice. (i ordered one)

May, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good Buy

 

Great product, if it dies in a year or two, I'd consider getting MSI again.

Very small, perfect for my living room. Supports a duocore, which makes running XP a dream. Low power compared to other barebone kits.

My ony issue is the raiser card. It is set up so that you can't use both slots if a video card requires two slots.

May, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Works Great

 

Works great, just like my Hetis 915, 945 and 965's E6750 w/ 750gb 7200.11 & m-audio 1010

Small, quiet, dense & Reliable

limited expansion

Apr, 2008
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Product Specifications

Intel Gigabit LAN Effective heat dissipation Quiet in idle and busy mode by Specific Smart Fan Control technology Premium I/O port support Alternative of vertical stand or horizontal laying

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:Realtek ALC888

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop slimline

Certificates

Certification:FCC, CD/LVD, BSMI, UL/CUL, TUV-GS, CB Report, C-Ticket, CCC, VCCI / FCC, CE/LVD, BSMI, UL/CUL, TUV-GS, CB Report, C-Ticket, CCC, VCCI

Design

Chassis Type:Desktop / Low Profile (Slimline)
Colour of product:Black
On/off switch: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19cm/33cm
Height:9.4cm
Width:32cm/33.4cm

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Graphics

Graphics adapter:GMA X3100

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:MSI
Model:G31/G31-E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:MSI Hetis

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel G31 Express
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz
Processor Socket:LGA775 Socket

Memory

Maximum internal memory:2 / 4 / 4096
Memory slots type:DIMM
Number of memory slots:2

Modem

Type: None

Motherboard

Compatible processor series:Pentium D
Motherboard chipset:Intel G31 Express
Processor Socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Supported processor frequency (max):1.333

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Intel 82573L
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):320 x 330 x 94
Drive bays:1 x 5.25", 1 x 3.5"
Expansion slots:- 1 x PCI\n- 1 x PCI-E x16\n / - 2 x PCI / 1 x PCI\n1 x PCI-E x16 / 2 x PCI
Number of Parallel ATA connectors:1
Number of Processors Installed:1
Number of SATA connectors:2
Power requirements:100-127/200-240 VAC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:2
Headphone outputs:1 / 2 / 6
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: Yes
Serial ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4 / 6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power Supply:250

Processor

Compatible processor series:Pentium D
Max Supported Qty:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel G31 Express
Processor family:Intel
Processor Socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Supported processor frequency (max):1.333
Type:No CPU
Upgradability:Upgradable

RAM

Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
Type:PC barebone

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100