Hardware Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 mini-ITX Motherboard Review

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  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Jack_Pepsi

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    Gigabyte seem to be consistently fantastic boards but their colour schemes are so incredibly horrible. Which, is unfortunately (and stupidly) a major factor in my purchasing. Still, if I was to purchase an mITX board I'd definitely be looking at this board first.
     
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    Is anyone actually going to stick a 5870 on a mini itx board?
     
  4. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    I think quite a few people would like to build a small yet powerful gaming system! Speaking of which...

    Hey guys (Bit-Tech staff), I know that these boards aren't really made to run quad cores like the 750 but I'd really like to see if they can actually get a decent overclock on them nonetheless.
     
  5. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    I might ask Gigabyte to have a go, because I have other plans for this one and can't afford to repaint the walls if it does go up in flames. :hehe:
     
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    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Ever heard of Lian Li PC-Q08 ? :)
     
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    Hey guys! Thanks for reviewing this board! It makes me feel that my decision on purchasing this motherboard better.
    I'll be chucking on a 750 (like you) and a vapor-x 5850 on this motherboard in a SG05.

    I kinda like the Blue/White scheme. There are too many boards that are Black/Colour which kinda bores me. The blue white is a little easier on the eyes.
     
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    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Abotu the color scheme: just slap a large heat sink there and you won't see the board anyway. And personally I just don't care about the color scheme, some sure look better than others, but would it effect what I buy? Nope.
     
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    Hey Bit-tech, couldn't you guys have added results from the DFI P55-T36? It would have been the primary and more similar competitor of the Gigabyte board (no wifi, better OC potential).
     
  11. Redkachina

    Redkachina Califragilistsic Expialidocious

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    What a nice and small looking board..overclocks well too..
    Now if only there's an AMD version as well..lucky you Intel user *sigh*
     
  12. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    Our fantastic photography department broke the socket just after we reviewed it earlier this year, and we've reset our tests and drivers since then so old results cannot be compared. DFI are certainly not sending us a new one since we broke this story too: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/motherboards/2010/06/03/the-lanparty-is-over-for-dfi/1

    Im arranging AMD mini-ITX boards: 880G from Asus and 890GX from J&W soon for review :thumb:
     
  13. Tom @ CCL

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    Walked in this morning to see one of these sat on my desk ready for me to have a play with.

    Looks a fantastic board, little dissapointed you did not mention the packaging in your review though. Its my favourite box for a PC component, it is only JUST big enough to safely hold the motherboard, manuals and cables.

    Dropped an 875K into it and will see what it can do. :)
     
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    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    I hope it doesn't get too hot like the DFi board did... does.
     
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    It will be going into a case with average ventilation at best, I will still put money on it being rock solid stable as I have found Gigabyte's motherboards the ones that stand up to silly amounts of punishment the best over the past couple of years.
     
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    Bindibadgi, Pete, faugusztin, yes yes & of course yes (I read the forums too), but thinking about the larger target market for itx, it strikes me that the gaming benchmarks with a high end gfx card goes straight past the interests of a large market in favour of the pure performance interest. thermals, quietness, simplicity, surely these are big factors too?
     
  17. Pete J

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    Awesome! Let us know how it gets on!
     
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    now they just need to do a 140W 890GX version!!! wish Asus would do ROG itx boards:)
     
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    Please say a Silverstone SG05 (I prefer that to the SG07) or will it go on a work-bench type of chassis?
     
  20. Tom @ CCL

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    Try more like a major OEM unbranded special. :)

    It is being looked at for use in high performing applications for education / small business. Slot a more powerful machine in amongst the farm of Atom and VIA powered devices.
     
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