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Difference between Mini-ITX and thin Mini-ITX

Recently, I've noticed a new type of motherboard form factor: Thin Mini-ITX. I've tried to find specification of it, but couldn't find any useful info. Wikipedia page about Mini-ITX doesn't have any ...
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i5-4670 in a mITX build [closed]

I'm assembling a rig for multimedia production, running programs like 3Ds max and CSS Suite. Going for the i5-4670, no OC required :) My build only needs a SSD and a HDD. Will 450W be enough ? Can ...
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Planning out an NES PC build (on the cheap) [closed]

I'm in the process of building a PC inside an NES case. I'm trying to get as much power out of it without breaking the bank. Rigging up the power switch and reset has been well documented, so this ...
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Home server: to SSD or not to SSD?

I was thinking to build an home server. What I focus on the most is low power consumption. It should be able to run CentOS with a webserver, a trasmission client, host git repos, and maybe a DNS ...
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Intel D2700DC won't boot without display connected

I have assembled PC based on Intel D2700DC mini-ITX motherboard to use it as headless server. I was able to install Fedora 17 Linux on it, and it worked fine until I disconnected display. It still ...
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Virtual machine on mini-ITX board [closed]

I came into possession of 4 mini-ITX (or possible Nano-ITX) boards recently they were used in an old CD preview stand at a music store. They're not very powerful, but they're fast enough to run an ...
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What PSU is usually used in mini-ITX cases/chassis?

The mini-ITX computer will be a general use computer. Not a dedicated HTPC or Home server. In general use mini-ITX cases, what PSU form factor is usually used? I understand that some case ...
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Upgrade Intel Atom 330 to i3 3225 with the same power supply unit

I have custom NAS unit based on Intel Atom 330 in ZOTAC IONITX-K-E motherboard. Also I have 3 3,5'' HDDs. All this staff located in CFI mini-ITX A9849 case. It has 220W power supply unit. I want to ...
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My low-profile video card does not fit in my mini tower, what can I do?

GPU: ASUS ENGT430 PC: Dell Vostro mini 230 What it looks like: Even though I installed the card, I can't close the lid now. Any way around it?
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How can I access my mini-pc (RaspberryPi / MK802 / Mele A1000 / VIA APC) via ethernet/wifi without having Monitor?

Soon I will be getting my own mini-PC (RaspberryPi / MK802 / Mele A1000 / VIA APC). But I was wondering whether is there any possibility that I can just power up and access my mini-pc's OS by ...
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Integrated battery for Mini ITX PC?

I'm trying to build a PC for my car and I need to build a battery in it to allow it to run when the car is off, but to suspend after a given amount of time. The goal is to build a pretty small, ...
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Is it possible to have an ATX and a mini ITX boards running under one (ATX) PSU?

Specifically - are there any ATX PSU's with double 24 pins, or some kind of adapters that would make it possible?
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Intel i7-870 running on Mini-ITX-PC adviseable?

I need the Intel i7-870 for a machine, mainly used for programming Java, Flash CS5, etc. I would love to make a small form factor and silent machine but wonder if it is possible and adviseable. ...
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Intel Mac Mini running OS X 10.5.8 won't update to Snow Leopard

I have a Mac Mini with an Intel processor running OSX 10.5.8. I just bought Snow Leopard 10.6.4 for Mac Mini and it will not install.
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Mounting a power supply

I got a mini-itx case and a DC-to-DC power supply, which is 5cm wide (typical seems 3cm, but this one's 200W...). It won't fit into the power supply mounting pins in the case, so I'm considering just ...
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Where can I find a Mini-ITX template?

I'm considering a custom case build based on mini-ITX. However, I can't find any reference containing the board template (other than the simple board dimensions). Specifically I'm missing: ...
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DC-DC Mini-ITX Power Supply for Core-i7 or Athlon II X4 [closed]

I'm looking for a DC-DC PSU for a Mini-ITX installation which will support/work with an Intel Core-i7 or Athlon II X4 CPU. Does it exist or does the CPU take too much power?
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Can I use an ATX power supply to power an mini-ITX board?

My wife's computer has given up. I think the motherboard blew up. I'm thinking of replacing it with a cheap mini-ITX board with an Intel Atom processor on it, since all she needs the computer for is ...
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Southbridge cooling [closed]

I am looking for a southbridge cooling fan. The motherboard is Intel DG45FC, with the southbridge ICH10R. I have it in a low profile mini-ITX case, and height from the board to the case is about ...
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Some questions on the feasibility of GPU as the primary processor for a system

1) Are there any manufactures that offer boards that have GPGPU's as their primary processors out on the market at all? Ones that would fit into a mini-ITX form factor would be of interest but the ...
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Core i3-2100 with 65W power supply?

Did i totally screw things up on this build? I have a an Antek ISK 300-65 mini-itx case which has a 65w PSU on it. I bought a Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge (Not the 'T' version), an OCZ Vertex 2 ...
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Does a mini-ITX motherboard exist that supports more than 8 GB of memory?

I'm looking to assemble a new PC, and I would like it to be very energy friendly but as powerful as possible. So I figured that the new Sandy Bridge motherboard is the way to go, preferably in a ...
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Are there any virtualization solutions that work on a VIA C3 processor?

I love my VIA C3 (Nehemiah) based server, but as far as I can tell it's very hard to find a virtualization solution that works on this processor, since it doesn't support the same instruction sets as ...
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mini itx motherboard that supports triple monitor onboard? [closed]

HI, I am trying to find a mini itx montherboard that supports onboard triple monitor. I tried to search on newegg and amazon, but no luck.
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Minimum Power Supply for a Mini-ITX System & Core 2 Duo Comparison

I'm thinking in substitute my current Core 2 Duo E6400 PC with a Mini-ITX system, described below: 1 x ECS H55-I mini-itx motherboard 1 x Intel Core i3 540 1 x HD 1TB, 7200RPM 2 x 2GB DDR3 memory ...
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Cheap internet radio player computer configuration

I need a device (or small computer) that does nothing but boot up and start playing a specific internet radio station (streaming MP3 at 128kbit over SHOUTcast), utilizing WiFi. The sound quality ...
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Mini-ITX Case that would take ~6 SATA Hard Drives [closed]

Thinking about maybe building my own NAS. I would go with Raid 5, and would like maybe about 6 SATA drives: There a mini atx case that can hold this many drives (Non-Rack ideally) What sort of power ...
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Does a power supply draw only as much power as it needs?

I recently built a small mini-itx Intel ATOM-based Ubuntu home server. The case I choose is a small case but only a full size ATX power supply would fit it. I choose a mid-grade OCZ 500 watt modular ...
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ITX Case for Zotac ION

Can anyone recomend a resonable case for a Zotac ION ITX board. The heat sink and fan are about 2.25 inches. I originally bought an Apex mi-008 but the fan doesn't clear the PSU. Other than the mobo, ...
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What should I look for when buying a mini-itx?

I want it to perform good enough as a multimedia machine. Should I get one that is fan cooled or passively cooled? I think I want one with an HDMI port. What chipset should I look for?
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How much power to feed miniITX PC?

I need a compact power supply unit, but I don't know which picoPSU to buy to feed a Gigabyte GA-GC230D mini-IT motherboard + a 3.5" hard-disk, and a DVD burner used occasionally. For the DC unit, ...
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How do I build a cheap home theater pc?

I want to create a home theater pc. Currently I have a system with a cheap barebones pc and a PVR-150 capture card. But I need another and Im looking around. About a month ago I found that its ...