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Asus Z87i-Pro Review

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Platinum 29th August 2013, 11:11 Quote
I wonder why no one has made a DTX board of late, will still fit in ITX cases but would give you a PCI-E 16x slot and a 1x slot for sound cards / nics ect, it would limit you to a single slot card but I am sure some watercooling magic could be done as well.

If I could get one I would, I would stick in a top end watercooled card and use the 1x slot for a decent sound card.
Meanmotion 29th August 2013, 11:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Platinum
I wonder why no one has made a DTX board of late, will still fit in ITX cases but would give you a PCI-E 16x slot and a 1x slot for sound cards / nics ect, it would limit you to a single slot card but I am sure some watercooling magic could be done as well.

If I could get one I would, I would stick in a top end watercooled card and use the 1x slot for a decent sound card.

QFT
Bindibadgi 29th August 2013, 11:27 Quote
DTX was DOA mate.

It won't fit in mini-ITX cases: 203 mm by 244 mm versus 170x170mm. Might as well go mATX 244 mm × 244 mm
faugusztin 29th August 2013, 11:31 Quote
I think he meant mini DTX, which is ITX + 1 slot (170x203mm).
Bindibadgi 29th August 2013, 12:20 Quote
Ah 203 mm by 170 mm.

Basically doesn't exist. The mini-ITX ecosystem took long enough to catch on.
faugusztin 29th August 2013, 12:26 Quote
Well yeah, boards do not exists. Cases do - pretty much any dual slot ITX case (which is majority of them) do support mDTX boards, as technically all those ITX cases are mini DTX cases. It's only the mDTX boards which are missing.
SchizoFrog 29th August 2013, 12:48 Quote
As long as my mATX board can take a dual slot GPU, a sound card as well as have space for another expansion slot or two for a TV card or something else, I am a happy boy.
Fingers66 29th August 2013, 13:10 Quote
It looks like some of the specs at the bottom of page 1 refer to a different m/b?
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Specifications

Chipset Intel Z87
CPU support LGA1150 compatible
Memory support 2 slots: max 16GB DDR3 (up to 3,000MHz)
Expansion slots SLI and Crossfire support, Two 16x PCI-E 3.0 slots (One at x16, two at x8,) One 1x PCI-E, three PCI
Sound Realtek® ALC1150 8-Channel
Networking Intel Gigabit LAN, bluetooth V3.0 + V4.0, 802.11a/b/g/n dual band WiFi
Ports 6 x SATA 6Gbps via Intel Z87, 8 x USB 3 (2 x via headers), 6 x USB 2 ( 2 via headers), LAN, audio out, line in, mic, Optical S/PDIF out, HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI,
Dimensions (mm) 305 x 208 (ATX)
Extras none
jinq-sea 29th August 2013, 13:13 Quote
I thought that too, Ian - was just going to write a post to that effect but you got there before me...
Xploitedtitan 29th August 2013, 17:00 Quote
I noticed, through building the comp for my bro, that Hasswell motherboards seem unable to fit the NH-D14 cooler from Noctua anymore, unlike my Sabretooth 55i. In the normal direction (fans blowing horizontally), the heatpipes get too close to the first slot and the fins were covering the other slots, which prevented inserting RAM into the 3 other slots (those Corsair sticks get too high with that useless radiator on em).

Is it typical to Asus, or is this a problem with all Hasswell motherboard designs? Asking because I would like to reuse my cooler if I upgrade. :/
Combatus 29th August 2013, 21:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Fingers66
It looks like some of the specs at the bottom of page 1 refer to a different m/b?
Quote:

Specifications

Chipset Intel Z87
CPU support LGA1150 compatible
Memory support 2 slots: max 16GB DDR3 (up to 3,000MHz)
Expansion slots SLI and Crossfire support, Two 16x PCI-E 3.0 slots (One at x16, two at x8,) One 1x PCI-E, three PCI
Sound Realtek® ALC1150 8-Channel
Networking Intel Gigabit LAN, bluetooth V3.0 + V4.0, 802.11a/b/g/n dual band WiFi
Ports 6 x SATA 6Gbps via Intel Z87, 8 x USB 3 (2 x via headers), 6 x USB 2 ( 2 via headers), LAN, audio out, line in, mic, Optical S/PDIF out, HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI,
Dimensions (mm) 305 x 208 (ATX)
Extras none

Hmm, brain fart moment clearly. Sorted!
Asouter 29th August 2013, 23:36 Quote
I have to agree about the colour, as much as I like Asus boards. There's just no nice way of saying the colour scheme is just not my cup of tea. I was sooo relieved when Asus announced the Maximus VI Impact.
Glix 2nd September 2013, 20:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xploitedtitan
I noticed, through building the comp for my bro, that Hasswell motherboards seem unable to fit the NH-D14 cooler from Noctua anymore, unlike my Sabretooth 55i. In the normal direction (fans blowing horizontally), the heatpipes get too close to the first slot and the fins were covering the other slots, which prevented inserting RAM into the 3 other slots (those Corsair sticks get too high with that useless radiator on em).

Is it typical to Asus, or is this a problem with all Hasswell motherboard designs? Asking because I would like to reuse my cooler if I upgrade. :/

Similiar issue with K2 Doom. Tis okay though, stuck a single tower Xigmatek turned sideway on to the rear and it's fine on a i5 4670k.
Xir 2nd September 2013, 20:50 Quote
Bwech, I'm starting to loose overview.

So I've got ATX, MATX, µATX and Mini-ITX in descending order?
RedFlames 2nd September 2013, 21:18 Quote
MATX are µATX are the same thing but yep, pretty much

ITX [170x170mm, 1 slot]
M-ATX [244x244mm, 4 slots]
ATX [244x305mm, 7 slots]
faugusztin 2nd September 2013, 21:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
Bwech, I'm starting to loose overview.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_form_factor#Graphical_comparison_of_physical_sizes
Xir 3rd September 2013, 14:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by RedFlames
MATX are µATX are the same thing but yep, pretty much

Mini-ATX (MATX) and Micro-ATX (µATX) are not the same, sorry.
ASUS offers both for instance.

But I see you understand my confusion
Xir 3rd September 2013, 14:27 Quote
sorry, please delete double post
RedFlames 3rd September 2013, 20:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
Mini-ATX (MATX) and Micro-ATX (µATX) are not the same, sorry.
ASUS offers both for instance.

I know Mini-ATX and Micro-ATX aren't the same but uATX/µATX and m-atx in product listings typically both refer to the 244x244mm form factor.

And for the record, when I checked the ASUS a few minutes ago EATX, ATX, Micro-ATX [µATX] and Mini-ITX were the only options listed... The german site may be different though...

Anyway, you're right... it's bloody confusing...
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