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Mini-ITX Z77 motherboard previews

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the_kille4 18th April 2012, 07:31 Quote
Although, looking at the Asus board, it does make me want to create a water cooled server. i mean it is small, and I can have multiple boards connected a full thickness 480mm rad or something like that. Or if I am too lazy a Corsair H70/80 may well be all I need.

Overall, it would definitely be more compact than a similarly specced M-ATX or ATX based server.
leslie 19th April 2012, 08:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by faugusztin
6 (USB) vs no-limit, typically 12 (PS/2), but only if your keyboard is capable of it. Majority of keyboards can only handle 4-5 keys pressed at same time anyway, so that limitation is not important.

6 on USB is the current limit on USB, and only if they do it specifically (which is then considered a special feature). It is usually only the wasd keys that are setup to have more than 2 or 3. I didn't think it was that big of a deal until I got one that didn't have that limitation. It wasn't frequent, but I did hit it on occasion.

At any rate, that is why the ps2 connector is still there.
dillingerdan 19th April 2012, 21:16 Quote
VR-Zone have a good preview with a Thermalright Archon strapped on for comparisons sake:

http://vr-zone.com/articles/first-look-asus-p8z77-i-deluxe-itx-motherboard/15357-1.html

http://assets.vr-zone.net/15357/P1050108.jpg

Pic of the cooler with GPU in PCIe slot:

http://assets.vr-zone.net/15357/P1050111.jpg
KithKhan 21st April 2012, 04:31 Quote
I love this form factor! You can do so many cool projects with a compact unit like this. One fun thing is to get a PCIe flexible or angled adapter so the GPU can lie parallel to the MOBO, and with a dual-chip card with inherent SLI like a GTX 590 or its newer relatives, there's not much this thing can't handle.
Jedibeeftrix 21st April 2012, 22:58 Quote
do i want a z77 mITX board?

oh yes!

in a fortress 3 mini case.............. with a 3.2GHz quad i5 and a 7870.
Xtrafresh 23rd April 2012, 17:53 Quote
I'd love to read more about the functionality of that daughterboard! If/when you guys test it, please try overclocking with and without the thing, i'm really interested to see the difference it makes.
Bindibadgi 23rd April 2012, 18:36 Quote
You cannot remove it, it's soldered in place. It is 'the' VRMs - there is nothing on the main PCB.
Crezzlin 3rd May 2012, 21:21 Quote
Can anyone tell me if any of the 3 board will run 2560x1600 from the DVI? thanks
richms 6th May 2012, 05:01 Quote
Im a little disappointed that the wifi antenna ports are external. If I am making a custom PC I would want them inside the case. Would be better if they were on a bracket or something and there was standard minipci connectors in the case.
faugusztin 6th May 2012, 09:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by richms
Im a little disappointed that the wifi antenna ports are external. If I am making a custom PC I would want them inside the case. Would be better if they were on a bracket or something and there was standard minipci connectors in the case.

The WiFi module is AFAIK in miniPCIe, but only half-size (30×26.8) fits due the internal USB connectors:
http://www.asus.com/websites/Global/products/HZucw55lWQiBcdKV/OcZ466xKvSUYrQEk_500.jpg

And putting them on PCI bracket ? For a mITX board ? Where most cases have max 2 PCI slots ? Not going to happen.

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Originally Posted by Crezzlin
Can anyone tell me if any of the 3 board will run 2560x1600 from the DVI? thanks

Seriously ? http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77I_DELUXE/#specifications
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- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
faugusztin 17th May 2012, 11:11 Quote
Here we go - i finally received my P8Z77-I Deluxe + Noctua NH-L12 + GSkill Ares 2x8GB.

Installing the NH-L12 base :
http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3756/upcpu.jpg

I had to use the alternative system (no backplate), because backplate collided with few resistors and one VRM or whatever it is there on the back :
http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/2787/downcpu.jpg
Heatsink installed :
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/2561/heatsinkb.jpg

Let's add the fans and RAM :
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/2860/fansandrama.jpg
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4961/fansandramb.jpg
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/3299/fansandramc.jpg
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/5681/fansandramd.jpg

Durring the whole process, there were only minor issues :
1) i had to use the alternative system instead of the backplate, as few small components on back were blocking the backplate
2) it was "fun" to install the bottom fan on the VRM module side, as i had to put the fan there without the mount system, put the mount system on the heatsink and then fight the fan to the mount system.
3) the 9.2cm fan had to be pushed towards back as much as possible due to the conflict with the first RAM slot - but in the end, it was possible to have both fans and both RAM modules :
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/834/closecall.jpg
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