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Old April 29, 2014, 03:53 PM
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49mm from motherboard PCB to top of heatsink fan.

Just got my 5350 + Asrock AM1H-ITX assembled and am currently installing win8 onto an older sata drive to check it out with. (Installing win8 from early media is still absolutely brutally slow.... ;) ).


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Old April 29, 2014, 05:12 PM
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^^^Nice. I still find it funny seeing the size of MITX in scale to other components. In you pic it looks like that hard drive is a 12"x8" monster. That said I have been considering doing a MITX HTPC for my upstairs TV.
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Old April 29, 2014, 05:29 PM
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^^^Nice. I still find it funny seeing the size of MITX in scale to other components. In you pic it looks like that hard drive is a 12"x8" monster. That said I have been considering doing a MITX HTPC for my upstairs TV.
Yeah, the small scale of mITX gets me every time which is why I railed against the size of the prodigy so much.... :)

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Not real sure what those three components are, but I do know that they're getting some enzotech sinks on them.... :) (Too hot to touch under moderate load).
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quick google seach tells me they are "surface mount ceramic capacitors"...lol. Doesn't really help with what the are connected to. Nice call on cooling them down. I really wish there were some low budget AM1 motherboards with WIFI.
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Old April 29, 2014, 06:16 PM
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Well....... :)

2dBi 2.4GHz Antenna for Wifi Routers and Adapters (4-inch) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme + RP SMA Male to IPEX Adapter Cable - Black + Golden - Free Shipping - DealExtreme + http://www.ncix.com/detail/intel-wir...1-eb-78697.htm will be doing that for me.... the backplate for this particular asrock motherboard already has the cutouts for two antennas.... :)

I suppose it depends on what you consider "low budget", which when compared to the prices on intel mITX boards leaves a lot of room.
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Which retailer did you buy your AM1 parts?
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Old April 30, 2014, 08:42 AM
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I bought the AM1 parts from NCIX and the antenna gear from DX.
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Nice little computer, that. If all you wanted was a little machine to hook up to your TV to surf the web and watch youtube videos, and you already have NAS, then this would be the rig for you.
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My usage is essentially as a glorified media player.
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Yeah, the small scale of mITX gets me every time which is why I railed against the size of the prodigy so much.... :)

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Not real sure what those three components are, but I do know that they're getting some enzotech sinks on them.... :) (Too hot to touch under moderate load).
The ones labeled 2r2 and 3r3?
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