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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. jugster

    jugster New Member

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    Jou Jye chassi

    You said that:
    However, it is cramped and if you need to add anything (video card or tv card) forget this case, it won't fit and the riser card won't help so don't waste your money.

    Does that mean I cannot even install a half height tv card if I wanted to?

    And, how is the thermal performance, how hot does it get?

    /J
     
  2. simonw

    simonw New Member

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    The Scythe Big Shuriken apparently fits this board, height is only 58mm. Note that the original Shuriken will not fit, it gets in the way of one of the ram slots.
     
  3. simonw

    simonw New Member

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    I think the J&W MINIX 780G is the best AMD mini ITX board on the market right now, and it would be a great combo when paired up with the upcoming 45w Athlon II cpus. However, I am a Linux user and ATI Linux drivers do not offer any hardware video acceleration yet. I hope ATI fixes this soon as I have a liking for AMD/ATI products, otherwise I will be going for the ever popular Zotac 9300 ITX with its Nvidia GPU.
     
  4. alpha0ne23

    alpha0ne23 New Member

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    Sorry to revive and old thread but I just bought the J&W Minix 780G at a very good ($112AU) price as this model is now EOL, replaced with the J&W Minix 785G model that is near identical but costs 40 bucks more

    It has not been delivered yet but when it gets here I'll do a mini review

    I'll be pairing it with an HD 5650 for perfect bloooray video AND the full bitstreamed HD audio playback using MPC-HD + ffdshow fitted into a Silverstone SG05 m-itc case (I like it better than the SG06) and Silverstone Slim Internal BDROM (TOB02) drive
     
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