@Gilles3000 - You could have two variants, one that is 4 DIMM's with about 2 M.2's and an OCuLink or two and another that is 2 DIMMs but has about 3 or 4 M.2's.
Personally, I would prefer more NVME M.2's or OCuLink ports even though in the past I was hell bent on having 4 DIMM's. You can have...
1. Would you consider creating a back-side access panel for motherboards with a bottom M.2? I remember this idea was explored with the 2.0 but was scrapped.
2. Will this support 2 2.5 SSD's like the 2.0?
Figured it might be time for another one of these discussion/roundup/speculation obscure motherboard form factor threads with the B550 board showing up.
What is Deep-ITX it so far as of 11/04/21?
- 6.7"x 8.2" or 170mm x 208mm (Standard ITX is 6.7"x 6.7" or 170mm x 170mm, DTX is 8"× 6.7"...
So just had a further look at the M.2 slots, they are stacked on top of one another. The top one is a PCIE 4.0 x4 and the bottom one is a PCIE 3.0 x2. No word on what the OCuLink port is.
Think there would be enough room to fit one of these in the Gen 3 slot?
Could be an easy way of adding...
@dondan - Would this work in your C4-SFX case?
So anyone want to take a guess with how this could work as a workstation setup?
I'm seeing 2 M.2's and an OCuLink port, there are options here. Seeing a USB 3.0 header, but no 2.0.
Chenbro PC78338 arrived today. Although I won't be doing much with it right now, the plan is to change the PSU to either a HDPLEX 200W, a J-HACK 200X + Meanwell or a FSP Flexguru 300W. Going to wait awhile until the right ITX conversion kit for the DE-10 Nano shows up from the MiSTer community...
Some pics of the build in a near final state. Just got the Resolve Scratch disk in (Crucial MX500 500GB).
Got two new projects for the future, a SG13 gaming/streaming build for a friend and something involving a Chenbro PC78338 and a DE10-Nano/MiSTer.
Noticed some interesting developments coming out from the Retro Computing/Gaming scene.
Firstly, if you are not familar with the MiSTer project, it is using FPGA's to emulate old games consoles, computers, arcade boards and more to a degree of accuracy that traditional software emulation can...
@Skripka - I liked the idea the Intel NUC compute element and I do think the concept will be revisited someday in the future, but having had a Skull Canyon in the past I wasn't able to reuse much of the parts (maybe the SSD's) in a traditional desktop setting. It's proprietary eco system and I'm...
@Phuncz - Yeah, I caught the tail end when those cases were coming into public focus. It was the video Linus and Luke did with the Dan A4 back in 2016 that got me into SFF.
I think Flex ATX/1U is the one with the most realistic potential right now for interesting ideas (In the context of...
*Random spitballing time*
I think the answer to a shift in case design lies with smaller PSU's. Something like a Flex ATX/TFX unit that is modular and is actually silent (A Corsiar SF750 in a Flex ATX form factor) or a mass produced plug in DC-ATX/AC-DC combo that can handle 600W/800W. GaN...
@Tablet - I no longer have the cooler, but you should be able to use the Noctua backplate. The AXP90's mounting style very similar to the IS-60 I'm running in my current build. My setup is using a mounting plate from a L9a AM4 for even pressure.