Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: EVGA Z370 Micro ATX

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    28,692
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,859 times in 635 posts

    EVGA Z370 Micro ATX

    Something different, something new.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    RGB Champion Ttaskmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    5,181
    Thanks
    201
    Thanked
    550 times in 461 posts
    • Ttaskmaster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X99-PRO
      • CPU:
      • i7 5960X o/c to 4.summat
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair DDR4 somethingorother
      • Storage:
      • Samsung Evo 120GB and Seagate Baracuda 2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte G1 GTX980Ti
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 1000W
      • Case:
      • Phankecks Enthoo Luxe perspex window
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64 Home
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer Predator XB270HU 1440 IPS GSync
      • Internet:
      • BT 0.7Mbps 'In The Sticks' version

    Re: EVGA Z370 Micro ATX

    I like the angled 24-pin.
    Should please all the RGB haters, too!!

  3. #3
    Not a good person scaryjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    15,027
    Thanks
    1,192
    Thanked
    2,241 times in 1,844 posts
    • scaryjim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Dell Inspiron
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 8250U
      • Memory:
      • 1x 8GB DDR4 2400
      • Storage:
      • 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon R5 230
      • PSU:
      • Battery/Dell brick
      • Case:
      • Dell Inspiron 5570
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" 1080p laptop panel

    Re: EVGA Z370 Micro ATX

    £180

    2 RAM slots


  4. Received thanks from:

    CAT-THE-FIFTH (01-03-2018)

  5. #4
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,456 times in 3,442 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: EVGA Z370 Micro ATX

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    £180

    2 RAM slots

    Agreed - this is one of the most pointless motherboards I have seen in years. Its not even a mini-ITX one,so what is the point of an oversized motherboard with only two RAM slots costing £180?? Who the heck at EVGA did the focus group testing for this product??

    Edit!!

    I had a look around at memory prices - 32GB of 3466MHZ DDR4 in a quad channel pack,is cheaper than 32GB of 3333MHZ in a dual channel pack!

    Also as being a SFF PC fan,there is another problem here. With this motherboard you will find it costlier longterm to increase the amount of memory. If you start with 8GB or 16GB now,you can add another 8GB or 16GB later on if prices drop at some point. With this board,if you want 16GB or 32GB,you will need to ditch the existing kit and lose money on it.

    Whereas with a mini-ITX system if you choose the case carefully,you can get a reasonably small system and at least put up with the lower amount of expansion options.

    This board OTH is full mATX,ie,not the smaller mATX format one you get so there is no size advantage over another mATX board. If it was the reduced form factor mATX size,it might actually have made more sense.



    Those are the reduced size mATX boards,ie,around 17CM long,but 24CM wide.

    Second Edit!!



    Is that the 8 pin EPS connector at the bottom?? In most smaller mATX cases,the motherboard will be quite close to the PSU bay,or at the very top.



    That is the Coolermaster Q300L which was in a Hexus news article today.

    If the PSU is at the very top,the EPS cable needs to be very long!!
    Last edited by CAT-THE-FIFTH; 01-03-2018 at 04:50 PM.


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

  6. #5
    Not a good person scaryjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    15,027
    Thanks
    1,192
    Thanked
    2,241 times in 1,844 posts
    • scaryjim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Dell Inspiron
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 8250U
      • Memory:
      • 1x 8GB DDR4 2400
      • Storage:
      • 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon R5 230
      • PSU:
      • Battery/Dell brick
      • Case:
      • Dell Inspiron 5570
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" 1080p laptop panel

    Re: EVGA Z370 Micro ATX

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    ... Is that the 8 pin EPS connector at the bottom?? ...
    According to the review it's a 6pin PCIe connector - presumably to provide additional current to the PCIe slots? In case ... huh, I think I've got it.

    It's an under-cover mining board. 150W extra power to the PCIe slots? Only reason I can see you needing that is if you decide to run multiple cards off each slot ... which is a classic approach for a mining rig.

  7. #6
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,456 times in 3,442 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: EVGA Z370 Micro ATX

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    According to the review it's a 6pin PCIe connector - presumably to provide additional current to the PCIe slots? In case ... huh, I think I've got it.

    It's an under-cover mining board. 150W extra power to the PCIe slots? Only reason I can see you needing that is if you decide to run multiple cards off each slot ... which is a classic approach for a mining rig.
    I had another look and you are right,so the board looks slightly less weird than I thought it was. Serves me right for looking at it using my phone!!

    Also I think you are right,regarding the board. If you had several boards lined up flat,it would be easier for people to plug in the the 24 ATX power connector from the front,and route the EPS power connector and additional PCI-E power along the sides of the board.

    OTH,EVGA probably does not want to advertise this as a mining board,in case mining crashes,so decided it was safe not to!

    However,it still makes utter meh for a normal build IMHO OFC.


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

  8. #7
    Admin team peterb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    19,252
    Thanks
    2,844
    Thanked
    3,359 times in 2,659 posts
    • peterb's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Nascom 2
      • CPU:
      • Z80B
      • Memory:
      • 48K 8 bit memory on separate card
      • Storage:
      • Audio cassette tape - home built 5.25" floppy drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • text output (composite video)
      • PSU:
      • Home built
      • Case:
      • Home built
      • Operating System:
      • Nas-sys
      • Monitor(s):
      • 12" monocrome composite video input
      • Internet:
      • No networking capability on this machine

    Re: EVGA Z370 Micro ATX

    Well if its purpose is to support a couple of high end GPUs for mining or other intensive processes that can be farmed out to a GPU it sort of makes sense, but why the need to cram in USB ports? And USB 2 ports as well? Personally I'd prefer to see fewer USB ports and more SATA ports at least 8.
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    Been helped or just 'Like' a post? Use the Thanks button!
    My broadband speed - 750 Meganibbles/minute

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    125
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • Korrorra's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Crosshair VI Hero v6903 UEFI
      • CPU:
      • AMD R7 1700 3.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • G.Skill Trident Z 2x8GB DDR4 (F4-3000C15D-16GTZB)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac 1070 Amp! Edition
      • PSU:
      • Sea Sonic Prime Ultra Titanium 850w
      • Operating System:
      • Windows x64 / Linux x64 Manjaro

    Re: EVGA Z370 Micro ATX

    I also like the angled 24 pin. I really hope more board makers do that.

  10. #9
    Evil Monkey! MrJim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,822
    Thanks
    152
    Thanked
    297 times in 227 posts
    • MrJim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Supermicro C9Z390-PGW
      • CPU:
      • Intel 8700K
      • Memory:
      • 32Gb G.skill DDR4 @ 3200Mhz
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB NVMe, Samsung 850 Evo 1TB SATA, Toshiba 3TB SATA HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI RTX 2080
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic Prime Ultra Gold 750W
      • Case:
      • Jonsbo UMX4 Black
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic 27" XG2703-GS
      • Internet:
      • 72mb/s fibre

    Re: EVGA Z370 Micro ATX

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Well if its purpose is to support a couple of high end GPUs for mining or other intensive processes that can be farmed out to a GPU it sort of makes sense, but why the need to cram in USB ports? And USB 2 ports as well? Personally I'd prefer to see fewer USB ports and more SATA ports at least 8.
    Funnily enough, I'm just the opposite - I have loads of USB devices, but don't really need more than a couple of SATA ports, especially now that M.2 is a thing. I know USB hubs can be used to expand USB connections, but in my experience a lot of USB devices don't play well with hubs, powered or otherwise.

  11. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    1,075
    Thanks
    73
    Thanked
    132 times in 124 posts
    • kompukare's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V LX
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5-3570K
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 8GB Crucial Ballistix Elite PC3-14900
      • Storage:
      • Crucial MX200 | Sandisk Extreme 120GB SSD | WDC 1TB Green | Samsung 1Tb Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 290 VaporX 7950
      • PSU:
      • Antec 650 Gold TruePower (Seasonic) or Seasonic SII-330
      • Case:
      • Aerocool DS 200 (silenced, 53.6 litres)l)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10-64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell P2414H

    Re: EVGA Z370 Micro ATX

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Well if its purpose is to support a couple of high end GPUs for mining or other intensive processes that can be farmed out to a GPU it sort of makes sense, but why the need to cram in USB ports?
    I don't see how the extra PCIe power connector would useful for mining since two x16 and one x4 slots aren't exactly a lot.
    Okay mATX doesn't leave much space, but if someone were to design an mATX mining board, surely they'd place another x1 or x4 slot there where they put the M.2 slot

  12. #11
    Evil Monkey! MrJim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,822
    Thanks
    152
    Thanked
    297 times in 227 posts
    • MrJim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Supermicro C9Z390-PGW
      • CPU:
      • Intel 8700K
      • Memory:
      • 32Gb G.skill DDR4 @ 3200Mhz
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB NVMe, Samsung 850 Evo 1TB SATA, Toshiba 3TB SATA HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI RTX 2080
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic Prime Ultra Gold 750W
      • Case:
      • Jonsbo UMX4 Black
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic 27" XG2703-GS
      • Internet:
      • 72mb/s fibre

    Re: EVGA Z370 Micro ATX

    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    I don't see how the extra PCIe power connector would useful for mining since two x16 and one x4 slots aren't exactly a lot.
    Okay mATX doesn't leave much space, but if someone were to design an mATX mining board, surely they'd place another x1 or x4 slot there where they put the M.2 slot
    In my experience, extra PCIe power connectors in that location are usually to help wither overclocking stability. Years ago I had a DFI motherboard with a molex power connector for that same reason...

  13. #12
    Not a good person scaryjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    15,027
    Thanks
    1,192
    Thanked
    2,241 times in 1,844 posts
    • scaryjim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Dell Inspiron
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 8250U
      • Memory:
      • 1x 8GB DDR4 2400
      • Storage:
      • 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon R5 230
      • PSU:
      • Battery/Dell brick
      • Case:
      • Dell Inspiron 5570
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" 1080p laptop panel

    Re: EVGA Z370 Micro ATX

    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    I don't see how the extra PCIe power connector would useful for mining since two x16 and one x4 slots aren't exactly a lot. ...
    You can use port multipliers to run multiple devices off a single PCIe slot. Many multipliers are powered, but GPUs tend to pull quite heavily from the slot power anyway (often going briefly out of spec), so I suspect having a better slot power supply will help stability.

    Of course, as MrJim says, it also helps out with overclocking, particularly with multiple cards, so it's not single purpose. There's a lot of other design decisions that simply don't scream "enthusiast multi-GPU overclocking board". Some of the design decision actually kind of shout "OEM custom board design" too. It's a bit of a muddle, imo.

  14. #13
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,456 times in 3,442 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: EVGA Z370 Micro ATX

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    You can use port multipliers to run multiple devices off a single PCIe slot. Many multipliers are powered, but GPUs tend to pull quite heavily from the slot power anyway (often going briefly out of spec), so I suspect having a better slot power supply will help stability.

    Of course, as MrJim says, it also helps out with overclocking, particularly with multiple cards, so it's not single purpose. There's a lot of other design decisions that simply don't scream "enthusiast multi-GPU overclocking board". Some of the design decision actually kind of shout "OEM custom board design" too. It's a bit of a muddle, imo.
    Sounds like cost cutting. So have one board which fits three sectors,but put gamerz branding on it for the DIY PC crowd.


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •