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Zotac Z68 Mini-ITX WiFi Review

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scott_chegg 16th August 2011, 11:54 Quote
Pocket sized LAN rig. For such a tiny board that thing packs a mighty punch.
rayson 16th August 2011, 12:11 Quote
disapointed at the sata speed no use putting a ssd in the machine
TheUn4seen 16th August 2011, 12:25 Quote
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).
Tattysnuc 16th August 2011, 12:57 Quote
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.
Combatus 16th August 2011, 15:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by rayson
disapointed at the sata speed no use putting a ssd in the machine

Shouldn't matter too much if you have an older SSD such as the original Vertex or C300.
Baz 16th August 2011, 15:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by rayson
disapointed at the sata speed no use putting a ssd in the machine

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.
b1candy 17th August 2011, 07:10 Quote
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?
longweight 17th August 2011, 08:53 Quote
No Slot for a soundcard? That makes me a sad panda :(
Ajhayter 17th August 2011, 09:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by longweight
No Slot for a soundcard? That makes me a sad panda :(

It's Mini ITX. Where would you fit one?
Picarro 17th August 2011, 09:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by longweight
No Slot for a soundcard? That makes me a sad panda :(

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.
Instagib 17th August 2011, 11:12 Quote
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.
Lance 17th August 2011, 12:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Instagib
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.
Bufo802 17th August 2011, 17:41 Quote
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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