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bonanza2000 January 25, 2012 10:40 AM

Mini-ITX board choices
 
Looking for a Mini-ITX motherboard and I have had good results with the Gigabyte boards I have used in the past
Pros / Cons with these choices?

Gigabyte GA-55N-USB3 1156 socket
Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 1155 socket
both of these are out of stock at newegg but I could look around elsewhere or wait. couldn't find a Z68 mini-itx from gigabyte

found these available
ASRock H67M-ITX 1155 socket
ASRock Z68M-ITX 1155 socket

Any other choices that you guys would recommend?

dandelioneater January 25, 2012 10:50 AM

I just bought the ZOTAC Z68ITX-A-E LGA 1155from newegg. Its $168 so not cheap, but with the latest bios it seems to be a solid little board. I haven't tried any overclockin yet, but it is supported. So far I am very pleased with it.:thumb:
Theres also:

ZOTAC H55ITX-C-E LGA 1156

Arinoth January 25, 2012 10:52 AM

Well what specifically do you want from the mini-itx other then the size? What are you going to be using it for? The first board you linked isn't even the same socket as the other three, it's the older 1156 (not worth buying anymore new)

You are aware ncix.com has a US site as well that seems to have larger selection of 1155 socket mini-itx boards.

bonanza2000 January 25, 2012 12:18 PM

The purpose will just be an office computer, hooked to a network, running some dental software, and MS office. Nothing too taxing. Just want it to be small and fast. Not planning on putting a video card in it (at this time anyway). probably 8 GB ram with a 90 GB SSD.

I wasn't aware of NCIX having a US site so thanks for that tip.

Arinoth January 25, 2012 12:36 PM

No problem, and good luck.

SugarJ January 25, 2012 01:08 PM

Grab an H61 or H67 board with a i3-2130 dual core or an i5-2400/2500 if a quad core is needed. Most mini ITX boards aren't very good at overclocking, so I'd just go stock. You also may want to look at an AMD quad core for a bang for your buck alternate.

Soullessone21 January 25, 2012 01:17 PM

I really like this one if AMD is a option for you
Asus Motherboard F1A75-I DELUXE AMD FM1 A75 FCH Hudson D3 DDR3 USB 3.0 SATA Mini-ITX Retail
I have made a few systems with this board and the little remote is cool to since its a keyboard as well.

I will be building a new itx system in the next few weeks using this board I will post pix when I get it all ready to build

bonanza2000 January 25, 2012 05:17 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions!


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