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Stosh May 14, 2012 05:39 PM

Can someone explain what this riser card looking part is?
 
Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS


Even the Asus site doesn't seem to explain it, lol.

ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE

sswilson May 14, 2012 05:43 PM

If you zoom in on the pic it says it's the "Digi VRM for ITX" so I'm assuming they've just moved some of the VRM ccts off of the main board to allow for a beefier power section within the physical space constraints of an mITX board... that's just a guess though.

moocow May 14, 2012 05:45 PM

Voltage regulators.

ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe Review: Redefining the ITX Gaming PC by VR-Zone.com

Pabz0r545 May 14, 2012 05:55 PM

Newegg TV: ASUS SFF Z77 Motherboards Detailed - P8Z77-I Mini-ITX & P8Z77-M Pro Micro-ATX - YouTube

BigPhatPaulie May 14, 2012 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 629588)
If you zoom in on the pic it says it's the "Digi VRM for ITX" so I'm assuming they've just moved some of the VRM ccts off of the main board to allow for a beefier power section within the physical space constraints of an mITX board... that's just a guess though.

Bingo.... they've designed it that way so that enthusiasts can get the same type of OC out of it as a full atx board

Stosh May 14, 2012 07:03 PM

wow, so that gives it the same overclocking of the larger boards.
that's really remarkable. now if they could just make one with e-SATA 6Gb/s.
and firewire.
and 4 x onboard 6Gb/s connectors.
oh, and an ice cream maker... :bleh:

BigPhatPaulie May 14, 2012 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stosh (Post 629624)
wow, so that gives it the same overclocking of the larger boards.
that's really remarkable. now if they could just make one with e-SATA 6Gb/s.
and firewire.
and 4 x onboard 6Gb/s connectors.
oh, and an ice cream maker... :bleh:

Haha knew that was coming and man they have watercooling and ln2 but no ice cream maker????

Stosh May 15, 2012 05:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigPhatPaulie (Post 629640)
Haha knew that was coming and man they have watercooling and ln2 but no ice cream maker????

Seriously. I see no reason a refrigerator compressor cpu cooler can't pull double duty.

:biggrin:


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