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Hardware Zotac Z68 Mini-ITX WiFi Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Baz, 16 Aug 2011.

  1. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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  2. scott_chegg

    scott_chegg Active Member

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    Pocket sized LAN rig. For such a tiny board that thing packs a mighty punch.
     
  3. rayson

    rayson Damn sure it was legal

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    disapointed at the sata speed no use putting a ssd in the machine
     
  4. TheUn4seen

    TheUn4seen New Member

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    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).
     
  5. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    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.
     
  6. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Shouldn't matter too much if you have an older SSD such as the original Vertex or C300.
     
  7. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    This. Similarly it'll only be peak read and write that are affected; general zippyness and responsiveness will still be great.
     
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    b1candy New Member

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    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?
     
  9. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    No Slot for a soundcard? That makes me a sad panda :(
     
  10. Ajhayter

    Ajhayter New Member

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    It's Mini ITX. Where would you fit one?
     
  11. Picarro

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    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.
     
  12. Instagib

    Instagib Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  13. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    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.
     
  14. Bufo802

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    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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