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Hardware J&W MINIX 780G mini-ITX HTPC mobo

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 17 Sep 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. The boy 4rm oz

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    I could see this being a great board for a DIY SFF HTPC.
     
  3. M_D_K

    M_D_K Active Member

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    is lucky i've not ordered my jetway yet :D, think i'll be picking one of these up :)
     
  4. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    Ite lads, awesome review :thumb:

    I think this might have just replaced that Jetway that I was considering...

    Just out of interest - your power consumption figures. Are they for the a whole system, or just the board and CPU?
     
  5. Tim S

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    It's full system power consumption :)
     
  6. ChaosDefinesOrder

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    if the board is 12cmx12cm does that mean it can be mounted on a 120mm fan mount? :)
     
  7. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    You could probably make a bracket lol.
     
  8. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    17cm square no? Thanks, fixed - Tim

    Looks goood, i'm still shocked they get these things under 100w for a full featured proper cpu and all the gubbings.
     
  9. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    want one! ITX plus PCI-E, might have found a better home for my 8800GTS then! I smell a shuttle upgrade for me, (Shuttle XPC SN41G2, with sempron slowness)
     
  10. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    That is one gorgeous little board. :D

    I wonder if you would have the time to humour a request... would the Scythe Zipang Harry reviewed yesterday fit with it overhanging the NB/SB heatsink? With a 140mm fan pushing air down onto the whole motherboard, that might be an interesting way of cooling the whole kit 'n' kaboodle. ;) Something like the Shuriken might do the same job - that's a 'low profile' HTPC heatsink...
     
  11. Nature

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    What kinda case ya'll use fer that there testin'?
     
  12. Tim S

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    Apologies but it's 17cm sq - there was a typo in the article description... :blush:
     
  13. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    If it was overheating when running in spec (i.e. with a <=65W CPU, without overclock), then in my view it is faulty!

    I love my Gigabyte 780G board. Looks like, overheating aside, the J&W is another worthy player.
     
  14. ChaosDefinesOrder

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    I suppose you could still make a braket for it to fit on a 120mm fan mount...

    (yes this is purely "for the hell of it" speculation!)
     
  15. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    No it's the northbridge/southbridge heatsink that overheats when it's stressed by video or graphics and doesn't have any additional airflow. Under nominal circumstances it doesn't need additional air. Because we tested with a heatpiped heatisnk outside of a case there was no additional airflow passing over the board or downward from a lower profile CPU cooler like you would use on one of these boards.

    EDIT: Jeeez Harry, leave yourself logged in!! >_< This is Bindi btw
     
  16. toru173

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    Nice review, I've been looking forward to reading it. Pitty you didn't give Hybrid Crossfire a try! In the text, you mention that the PCIe slot is x8 compatible electrically - but the J&W datasheet lists it as only x4. Which is correct?
     
  17. FIBRE+

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    Very interested if it will fit my Scythe Ninja Mini and MSI 8600GTS heatpipe\silent.

    Will there be much of a performance hit on my graphics card as it's only x8 ?
     
  18. ChaosDefinesOrder

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    x8 PCI-E v2.0 is identical bandwidth to x16 PCI-E v1 if that means anything...
     
  19. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    What a cute little board! I just bit on a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H, so I'm prolly good for now. But this is something I'd consider for a little mod project. Emphasis on little. ;)
     
  20. The Infamous Mr D

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    According to this article on Tom's, dropping from a x16 link to a x8 link shouldn't impact performance considerably.

    Sorry for linking to the enemy, peeps :)
     
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