Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Baz, 16 Aug 2011.
Who said size matters?
Pocket sized LAN rig. For such a tiny board that thing packs a mighty punch.
disapointed at the sata speed no use putting a ssd in the machine
Meh. Still waiting for something to take the crown from H55N-USB3, which basically means waiting for Gigabyte to release a Z68 ITX board (which was promised but not yet released).
I love what Zotac have done. Shame about the SSD performance, but surely that is a bios related issue rather than chipset. Definitely a route I'd consider had I not already bought a S775/ION version of their board.
Shouldn't matter too much if you have an older SSD such as the original Vertex or C300.
This. Similarly it'll only be peak read and write that are affected; general zippyness and responsiveness will still be great.
So absolutely no mention of the CPU Turbo issue at stock, causing +300 MHz compared to other boards in multithreaded mode and a complete unfair advantage in benchmarks?
No Slot for a soundcard? That makes me a sad panda
It's Mini ITX. Where would you fit one?
Use the optical out to a seperate DAC and amp combo? You can get those small enough to be mounted in a spare 3.5" bay.
These are cute, but until there are any decent mITX cases on the market i don't think i'll bother. Which is a shame, i quite fancy a tiny HTPC. I don't have the time (or skillz) to make one myself.
If you want something powerful you pretty much have to go for a silverstone sg06 with its inbuilt powersupply. But that means your "cheap" little computer has suddenly just become alot more expensive.
Coolermaster please come to my rescue and make a super-cheap mini itx case that fits a 5870.
I wouldn't call the sg05/6 expensive, £70 with 300w or £100 with 450w isn't much different to a normal case+psu
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