Worlds first x99 Mini ITX Mobo. Dont pretend that you are not impressed.
Full length DDR4, LGA2011v3, Dual NIC, 4 Lane msata, mini PCIe, Full 16 lanes for the x16 pcie, Sata fucking express, USB 3.1.
I want to see a monster rig in an ITX case.
A mITX x99 motherboard is kind of ruining the point of x99, but I do see the market. You do lose out on a lot of features such as quad channel ram and SLI/Crossfire x2-4, etc, though.
I still think mATX is the way to go for most small builds, as many cases meant for mITX, often take the same space an mATX build would, with the exception of silly super compact cases like the ncase m1.
I do wish there were clever super compact cases for mATX. ;¨; For my next build I'm probably going to end up making my own case.
Not really anymore. They make pretty great motherboards this time around, although they don't have a lot of overpriced high end models like Asus, Gigabyte or MSI.
>DON'T BUY ASROCK IT'S SHIT AND BREAKS IF YOU OVERCLOCK IT
I've been running i5 3570k overclocked to 4,3 ghz on z77 pro3 for three years and it hasn't exploded yet.
>x99 Mini ITX Mobo
I have my silverstone rvz01 empty, waiting for this and a cpu
What the FUCK, we have DDR4 now?
When did this happen?
lol all these assrock users coming in here with their stories of how their motherboards lasted 2 years. yeah great, you were the lucky 1 in 3 who didn't get a faulty motherboard. enjoy your thin pcb and inferior longevity, it was worth it for the few dollars you saved.
I bought an Assrock becasue it had the best features, not becasue it was cheaper.
The OP is also about features.
Other brands need to innovate more, instead of selling gaymen bullshit.
>Other brands need to innovate more, instead of selling gaymen bullshit.
>Source: Anon's ass
Not sure if there's a more recent one.
And yes, I'm sure there's more recent data, but mine's from late April 2014 as opposed to your forum post citing data from May 2013.
There isn't even a 5% performance difference between a 70$ and a 500$ mobo, you should always buy the cheapest that has all the features you know you'll use, from the manufacturer you trust.
This is one of the two parts you can save on when building a pc.
The other one is memory, however I'm not going to start talking about that because my whole post would lose it's credibility for most faggots who doesn't even hardware.
>I do wish there were clever super compact cases for mATX
Do you know why that is? It's because mATX is big compared to mini-ITX, and you can't make a case smaller than what already exists without serious compromises. So pick your poison:
-Limit the PSU to SFX only
-ATX PSU over the motherboard, which limits CPU cooler height
-Block off some expansion slots
Those are the options, and if you're not willing to make any of those, the SG09/SG10 is absolutely as small as you can go. They look ugly as shit, but that comes with the territory since every side needs to be covered in vents due to the layout which enables it be so compact.
They likely did it because they had to. LGA 2011 is a bigger socket than 1150, and going with the narrow ILM version may be the only way they could get it to fit at all on a mini-ITX board.
>x99 Mini ITX Mobo
Does it support ECC ram? I got the Asrock E3C226D2I because it does.
>There isn't even a 5% performance difference between a 70$ and a 500$ mobo, you should always buy the cheapest that has all the features you know you'll use, from the manufacturer you trust.
Not if you want a reliable system. Yes you can afford to cheap out on motherboards if you do not want extra features like RAID support and SLI, but you absolutely do not want to go for bottom of the barrel shit either. You don't want your ports to stop working one by one or have the motherboard suddenly die on you one day (or arrive DOA)
i've been obsessing over mini ITX for a while, but im still not sure i would prefer it over mATX. Thermaltake Core v1 seems more or less perfect, apart from the fact the front fan sits beside the gpu, not in front of it. Rosewill Neutron seems great too, but seems impossible to find in the UK. annoying.
>dual INTEL nics
>linux compatibility confirmed
>huge fan that completely bypasses the hottest part of the machine
I blame 30+ year old industry standards as much as the chassis designers. No one could've foreseen that we'd be using 250W+ graphics processors on an expansion card back when ISA was drafted, and yet here we are. I can only hope some new hardware standards emerge in the next 5-10 years.
I used to work at asus and the boards that didnt pass all the power tests got rebranded as adrock.
buy the way
i'd gladly have a longer case, just so the fan wouldn't bypass the GPU. likewise, a CM Elite 130, with psu placement that WOULDNT FUCKING BLOCK THE HEATSINK