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Gigabyte H55N-USB3 Mini ITX overclocking and discussion thread

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  1. mudkip

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    There was a thread about this beautiful Mini ITX motherboard on extremesystems, but TPU deserves one too.

    CPU Coolers who'll fit on this mothboard:

    Corsair H50,fits but standard backplate need's some modding. doesn't block pci-e/ memory slots.
    CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus , doesn't block pci-e slot, can be hard to install when using memory with large heatspreaders
    Thermalright Venomous X,apparently fits no info available on if it blocks the pci-e / memory slots.
    Thermalright AXP-140, fits doesn't block pci-e/ memory slots.Perfect for using in a Lian LI PC-Q08
    Scythe Shuriken, fits doesn't block pci-e but blocks memory slot
    Prolimatech Samuel 17 , fits, doesn't block pci-e blocks but memory slots when using memory with high heatspreaders.
    Scythe Ninja 3, fits but blocks pci-e slot.
    Nexus Low-7000 aka Nexus Low-7000 R2, fits but blocks memory slot when using memory with high heatspreaders, blocks pci-e slot but can be solved by bending the heatsink a bit. Perfect for using in a Low profile case.

    Mosfets cooling with heatsicks

    My overclock result:

    [​IMG]

    Reviews:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3769/reviewed-gigabyte-h55nusb3-miniitx-done-the-gigabyte-way
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mo.../gigabyte-ga-h55n-usb3-mini-itx-motherboard/1
    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/gigabyte_h55n_usb3/1
    http://techgage.com/article/gigabyte_h55n-usb3_-_big_features_small_package/
    http://www.hardwarezone.com/product-guide/view/47322/review/47323
    http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=1051
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/34...l_h55_express_mini_itx_motherboard/index.html
    http://lanoc.org/review/hardware/motherboards/4339-gigabyte-ga-h55n-usb3
    http://www.pro-clockers.com/motherboards/1561-gigabyte-h55n-usb-30-itx-socket-1156-motherboard.html
    http://www.techwarelabs.com/gigabyte-h55n-usb3/
    http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/motherboards/2098_1.html
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=564&Itemid=69
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboards/display/gigabyte-ga-h55n-usb3.html
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1095-page1.html
    http://www.ocia.net/reviews/h55nusb3/page1.shtml

    useful links:

    Gigabyte H55N-USB3 product page
    Gigabyte H55N-USB3 Mini ITX overclocking and discussion thread at XtremeSystems Forums
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  2. Kantastic

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    Pigeon shit! I have an H50 coming in on Wednesday and this board coming in tomorrow. Now I need washers to get the H50 to fit... ROAAARRR!!!
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    Yep, it sucks pretty hard. I think I'm going for the Thermalright AXP-140 but then i have to buy a new case. The Lian Li PC-Q07 is too small :(
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    Oh wait you can use the standard backplate but you've to trim some plastic.

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    scythe mini-ninja fits but it blocks pci-e just fyi for peeps trying to build htpc or server

    Edit: Has anyone tried to put h50/70 with this mobo in a lian li pc-q08b? it looks like thers enuf room for it
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    I'm sure it fits, but the corsair H50 isn't worth buying imho.
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    true, but h70 rad thickness its gonna be problematic in such a small case :ohwell:
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    this is very nice try, keep as on updates
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    My main rig is using this mobo as well in Silverstone SUGO07. It's not OCed though.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=128425

    I recently upgraded CPU, RAM and Videocard though just today.

    CPU went from i5 750 to i7 870.
    RAM went from 2 x 2 gb to 2 x 4gb.
    Video card went from HD 5770 to GTX 460.
    Detailed spec is in my system specs.

    For cpu heatsink, I am not using a fan since a 160mm fan is right above it.
    I can take update pictures if you want.
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    just finished putting together this rig that includes this mobo & an i3-530

    installing media applications and was thinking of OSx86 later on - but from what I read the ethernet port is touchy...
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    I was able to get the H50 on without modding the backplate, it wasn't even an issue.

    Prime95 small FFT load temps with an i3 530 @ stock tops out at around 48-50 according to RealTemp.
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    those Fahrenheit? i'm using stock cooler and the cpu stays below 30c in a small case with no airflow, using stock HSF (i know... i know) have not logged temps to track top , but in all regular usage checking speedfan or easytune it is in high 20s
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    Bought a new Lian LI PC-Q08 case for the H55N-USB3 :D.
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    :toast: u gonna love it bud :toast:
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    Installed my components in the new Lian Li C-Q08 and it's looking all good so far!
    Top fan is now running @ 5v its pretty quiet, front fan is silenced down with a fancontroller. now I need to buy a new cpu cooler and a HDD enclosure to silence the Western Digital Green.
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    nice wat color did u get?
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    Installed my components in the new Lian Li C-Q08 and it's looking all good so far!
    Top fan is now running @ 5v its pretty quiet, front fan is silenced down with a fancontroller. now I need to buy a new cpu cooler and a HDD enclosure to silence the Western Digital Green.
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    I'm very impressed with this board :)

    With a custom water loop and 21C ambient:

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    black, the silver version was actually cheaper but i decided to go for black since all my things are black. (except my penis)
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    Can anyone confirm OCP behavior on this board?
    I think I'm hitting OCP with an i5 750 @ about 1.425V or more....does that sound about right?
    The symptom is a hard lock that requires hard power off.....reset button is unresponsive.
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    I really want one of these boards and the Lian Li C-Q08, seems like the perfect board and case for a kickass Mini-ITX gaming rig.

    fantastic results to see that 4ghz is capable with a i5 750/760 and 4.5ghz+ with an i5 dual core. how long-a video card does the Lian Li case fit?
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    What is OCP?
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    12 inches
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    Over Current Protection, basically when your drawing too much power/voltage the board will shut down. I've had this before hard-voltmodding a 8800GT, no matter the clocks if I put more than ~1.35v through her it would just black screen and need a completel shut down then power on.

    :eek: sick, cheers.

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