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Overclocking the H67-based Mini-ITX Intel DH67CF

Overclocking is a common practice in the gaming world. With the cost of high end gear being so high, the ablility to coax as many MHz as possible out of your equipment can help gain free performance. Although the debate will continue on about whether there is any real need to overclock, many users will still try to push the limits of their hardware. Intel’s recent H67 chipset is at the...

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Lian Li PC-Q08: A Not-So-Mini Mini-ITX Chassis

A user emailed me a few days ago with a problem. He needed a case for a new build and he was having trouble finding one he like. This is not an uncommon problem. While a wide assortment of mini-ITX cases are available, very few of them are suitable for a gaming system. To be suitable for a mini-ITX gaming system, a case must have two specific features. First, it requires two expansion slots to...

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Intel DH67CF: Unboxing and First Impressions

I received the first of what I hope will be many 1155 mini-ITX motherboards today in the form of an Intel DH67CF. We’ve had a lot of discussion on the site concerning this board and it’s apparently limited Sandy Bridge processor support. It seems that Intel is concerned about heat issues when using 95w processors in mini-ITX cases, so the official specs indicate support for only 65w...

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Official ITX Product Pages Go Live! With Misprints?

Official product pages are starting to appear for upcoming Sandy Bridge LGA1155 mini-ITX motherboards. Full specifications are up for the Intel DH67CF, Foxconn H67s, Zotac H67ITX-A-E and the ECS H67H2-I on their respective websites. As excited as we are to see official specs, we couldn’t help but notice a few misprints. Memory Mix-ups: In our preview of the Foxconn H67S, we noticed that the...

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ASRock E350M1 AMD Fusion Mini-ITX Motherboard

We bent the rules a couple of days ago to show you a preview of the new Gigabyte E350V-USB3 motherboard for the new AMD Fusion Brazos platform. While they’re still bent, we’re going to sneak in another preview, this time from ASRock, that they’re calling the E350M1. Although this motherboard won’t be on any enthusiasts short-list for a new mini-ITX gaming system, these new Fusion-based boards are...

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Intel’s Take on Sandy Bridge Mini-ITX: DH67CF

With just days left until official announcements at CES 2011, it look like the details of Intel’s take on Sandy Bridge mini-ITX motherboards has popped up on a few German sites. Known as the Intel DH67CF, the board appears to have all the basics covered. The one oddity being reported concerns the RAM support on the board. The DH67CF provides two DDR3 slots for 240-pin modules at up to 1333 MHz...

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Gigabyte GA-E350V-USB3 AMD Fusion Motherboard

We might have to bend the rules just a little bit in order to claim that the new Gigabyte GA-E350V-USB3 motherboard for the AMD Fusion platform is a mini-ITX gaming motherboard, but with all the hype recently surrounding Intel and the new Sandy Bridge platform, it’s easy to forget that AMD has a new product line in the works. They’re calling it an Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) and Gigabyte...

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Adata’s XPG DDR3L 1600G SO-DIMM

With our tally of DIMM to SO-DIMM mini-ITX motherboards standing at five-to-one, finding DDR3-1600 memory modules won’t be a problem for most ITX gamers. There’s a wide selection of 240-pin DDR3 modules to choose from. But what if you, like yours truly, are leaning toward the one? The ASUS P8H67-I. The sole Sandy Bridge H67 ITX motherboard that requires the smaller 204-pin SO-DIMM. Fear not, it...

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Foxconn’s First ITX Gaming Motherboard: H67S

It now looks like even the world’s largest manufacturer of electrical components is after a piece of the high-end mini-ITX motherboard market. Foxconn has posted a new product on their website, the H67S, a mini-ITX motherboard for the Intel Sandy Bridge platform. This board marks Foxconn’s first direct attempt at a gaming capable mini-ITX platform. Aside from a few apparent misprints on the...

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Zotac H67-ITX WiFi Motherboard

With CES 2011 just around the corner, motherboard manufacturers are continuing to tease us with information on their new Sandy Bridge LGA1155 products. Zotac has recently joined the ranks of those manufacturers with photos of their upcoming mini-ITX H67-based motherboard, the H67-ITX WiFi. Similar to its predecessor in many ways, right down to the bright orange and yellow colour scheme, the H67...

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ECS H67H2-I Socket 1155 Mini-ITX Motherboard

Details of the new ECS mini ITX gaming motherboard have begun to surface. Their outgoing model, the H55H-I, was voted “Best for Mini-ITX Gaming” by Tom’s Hardware and offered great performance at rock bottom pricing. A winning combination that ECS is sure to carry over to the new H67H2-I. ECS recently showed off the successor to the H55H-I at an event in the Philippines, along with a few other...

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Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3 Sandy Bridge Motherboard

A couple of weeks ago we mentioned that Gigabyte was working on a follow up to their highly successful GA-H55N-USB3 mini-ITX motherboard. The details of the new LGA1155 board are just starting to trickle out, including this photo posted on a Swedish website, and it appears that the new Sandy Bridge mini-ITX board from Gigabyte will be known as the GA-H67N-USB3. Gigabyte’s new GA-H67N-USB3 looks...