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News VIA announces mini-ITX 2.0 form factor

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 9 Jun 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. DriftCarl

    DriftCarl Minimodder

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    I think the performance of mini PC's is so good now that I dont need to spend loads on a traditional huge case and lots of expensive large components.

    My next computer is defiantly going to be a nice small one and mini itx 2.0 does look quite good.
     
  3. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    whoa, PCI-e x16 on mini-ITX? Sign me up! :D
     
  4. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    Anyone else noticed that it says 2x sata II but the pic shows 4 sata ports?
     
  5. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Anyone notice that the article says listing is of minimum specs? :)
     
  6. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    Ups:duh:
     
  7. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ya I no longer bother with large cases, I still with mid tower and sff cases now. This looks great too.
     
  8. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    here is a neat idea:

    Mod one right into a desk (with appropriate heatsheilding) and have the screen be the desk surface. my screen of choice would likely be a wacom cintiq.

    the pc would definately be top drawer and as minimalist as you can get (puns intended)
     
  9. Cobalt

    Cobalt What's a Dremel?

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    Now some half hight graphics cards would be nice with this. Shame they are bloody hard to get hold of, at least thats my experience.
     
  10. TomH

    TomH BELTALOWDA!

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    Maybe this would make things easier?
     
  11. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    And I do hope that these motherboards are cheaper. One had to pay a lot for a Commell mini-itx-express motherboard (without CPU!!).... :wallbash:
     
  12. xQlusive

    xQlusive German Hardstyle Addict :)

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    mh its quiet nice, but the J&W 780G in itx-format is much hotter...

    it also has 17x17cm size and also got a x16 slot...
    another good thing is, that it supports up to 95W TDP "Phenoms" (so atm just the x3s), and are capable of Hybrid-CF....
    all in all this is much faster than the via product...
    I think it will all end up like 200 pounds for the board, 4050e, 2gig so-dimms ddr2-800 and a HD 3450...
     
  13. Saivert

    Saivert Minimodder

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    mini-ITX will not be cheaper. You have to pay a premium for the small size. Smaller always means more expensive. Just look at laptops. Miniaturization is a difficult thing.
     
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