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    Zotac Z68ITX-A-E

    I just saw this thread over on OcUK mentioning a new mini ITX Z68 motherboard Zotac will be releasing:

    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?t=18273023

    It also seems Gigabyte may follow with a Z68 mini ITX motherboard too:

    http://forums.aria.co.uk/showthread....83#post1164183


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    Re: Zotac Z68ITX-A-E

    I'll be getting one of these if Bulldozer turns out to be a bit cack. I'd already have upgraded if Intel hadn't screwed up the chipsets so badly this time around(both intentionally and unintentionally). Might at least wait to see what AMD come up with before going with Intel.

    That's assuming we get some itx am3+ boards anyway, I think there was only one am3 itx board that I know of.

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    Re: Zotac Z68ITX-A-E

    The Zoatc motherboard looks decent:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/146652/ZO...rclockers.html



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    Re: Zotac Z68ITX-A-E

    Looks like they are gonna get my money if this is out soon.

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    Re: Zotac Z68ITX-A-E

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I just saw this thread over on OcUK mentioning a new mini ITX Z68 motherboard Zotac will be releasing:

    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?t=18273023

    It also seems Gigabyte may follow with a Z68 mini ITX motherboard too:

    http://forums.aria.co.uk/showthread....83#post1164183

    I've never heard of mini motherboards can these fit in any case then , whats their gimmick other than helping with the temp ?

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    Re: Zotac Z68ITX-A-E

    They fit in small cases

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    Re: Zotac Z68ITX-A-E

    Very interested in these - been planning to make my next build a lot smaller but was worried about lack of power... Not any more though!
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    Re: Zotac Z68ITX-A-E

    http://rebelgadgets.com/product/732/...therboard.html


    http://rebelgadgets.com/product/733/...therboard.html



    interesting, price is just about good if it's right, that's for sure.
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    Re: Zotac Z68ITX-A-E

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    http://rebelgadgets.com/product/732/...therboard.html


    http://rebelgadgets.com/product/733/...therboard.html



    interesting, price is just about good if it's right, that's for sure.
    crap, is this some special kind of gpu specifically made for Zotac only - hence the name on all those NVIDIA cards ?

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    Re: Zotac Z68ITX-A-E

    It looks like the motherboard will cost $169.99 and will be released in July:
    http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...s-to-ship-in/1


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    Re: Zotac Z68ITX-A-E

    The ZOTAC Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme has a built in nvidia gt430 with 1gb of dedicated gddr3 vram
    How zotac managed to find the space on an mini-itx to squeeze that on is amazing
    My hat is off to them

    We really are going to have to wait and see what these boards are like, esp overclocked over time.
    We might finally see a motherboard to beat the DFI LanParty MI P55-T36 Mini ITX as the best gaming board.
    Power can be a big issue on a mini-ITX board esp the extra load involved in overclocking a high end cpu, the DFI LanParty MI P55-T36 Mini ITX shows this up well the power phase circuit could handle a i7 860 up to 3.9ghz but after a bit of stress testing the VRM chips would go bang. 3.6ghz was about the safest overclock and you had to watch the voltages didn't go too high.

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    Re: Zotac Z68ITX-A-E

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    The ZOTAC Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme has a built in nvidia gt430 with 1gb of dedicated gddr3 vram
    How zotac managed to find the space on an mini-itx to squeeze that on is amazing
    My hat is off to them
    Use of so-dimms, apparently Not a deal breaker, but a bit frustrating. Oh, and a big-ass active cooler, of course! I guess with the smallish, single-chip Z68 chipset it should be a lot easier to fit more components on a mITX board...

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    Re: Zotac Z68ITX-A-E

    Well the big ass active cooler is there because it's going to have to cover both a z68 chipset and a gf108 gpu, however no pci-e x16 slot (only has a x4 slot), SO-Dimms and lacking the powerphase cooling, so all told I think overclocking will be far more limited on the supreme version.

    Saying that I've been looking at the back of the non-supreme version, http://www.zotacusa.com/media/catalo...-e__image3.jpg now while this board seems to be loaded with Hi-C caps, it got similar exposed mofets on the back like the dfi p55 board and these overheating was the overclocking limit on the dfi board.

    still the ZOTAC Z68-ITX does look like a board that could claim the crown for the best gaming mini-itx board and it's really nice to see someone pushing mini-ITX forward now that DFI has gone

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