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ITX Overclocking Contest: H55N-USB3

If you had any doubts that a mini-ITX system can’t run with the bigger boys, the you need to head over to the HWBOT website and check out the results of the Gigabyte mini-ITX H55N-USB on HWBOT contest. Enthusiasts participated in the contest by overclocking their mini-ITX rigs and shooting for the fastest Super PI 32m times. First Place went to a Gigabyte H55N-USB3 with an i5 670 overclocked to...

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Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3: Easy Overclocking

Gigabyte’s GA-H55N-USB3 is a worthy competitor to the gaming-capable mini-ITX market. The first inclusion of USB 3.0 gives this board an edge over earlier boards from other manufacturers. The lack of onboard WiFi might be a deal breaker for some. The only wireless options involve sacrificing the PCIe x16 for a wireless card or using a USB dongle. However, the ability for easy overclocking due to...

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MINIX 890GX-USB3: ITX, AMD Flavored

J & W Technology comes to the mini-ITX table with an offering of a different color, AMD green. Forgoing the Intel® H55 chipset in favor of AMD’s powerful 890GX, J & W also raises the bar with the inclusion of SATA 3.0 with transfer rates up to 6Gbps. The only shortcoming may be the choice to use SO-DIMMs in place of traditional desktop memory. There is less selection of high-end SO-DIMMs...