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Gigabyte Reveals the MSH61QI LGA 1155 Mini-ITX Motherboard

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    While it may be working away on 7 Series motherboards, Gigabyte still has some love for the 'old' 6 Series chipsets and is preparing more products based on them. One such product is the MSH61QI, a Mini-ITX board powered by the H61 Express Chipset.

    Targeting embedded markets, the MSH61QI offers support for LGA 1155 processors, and features two DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM slots, two SATA 3.0 Gbps ports, one PCI-Express x16 and two (one full size, one half size) Mini-PCIe slots, Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, Line-In and SPDIF connectors, and a HDMI output. The board’s availability and price tag have not been announced, yet.

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    This could be the perfect solution for LANs and such
     
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    Just one question, how do you use the x16 slot, as it's on the wrong side of the motherboard...
     
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    Nope, is on the correct side. The video card will have the back at the exterior of the MB and the connectors on the same side with the other connectors. For sure you will not use a huge PCI-E video card on this MB...
     
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    Even a large PCIe video card looks as if it will be usable with this motherboard. It would cover the mini PCIs slots but it should clear them even with cards installed. The same is likely true of the SATA ports although angled connectors would certainly be necessary. The ATX power connector in the corner looks difficult to clear but it isn’t exactly in line with the PCIe slot so it might not be an issue.

    In short, you might be able to get a triple slot card on that puppy,….
     
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    no matter how i look at it it looks like that usb slot and the on board power will be in the way of the gfx cards grill. :confused:

    this is how you fit a Tri-slot to a M-ITX

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  7. TheLostSwede

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    But really, the slot is at the top of the board, not the bottom, so there's no way you could fut a graphics card to it, at least not without a raiser and a really special case.
    The board is meant for all-in-one systems anyhow so...
     
  8. Dj-ElectriC

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    It's just looks like you cant put a graphics card but you can, its just that the board is so short
    and looks so big on the picture, that's why.

    Do you really honestly think they will put a PCIE slot without the ability to put a PCIE card in it?
     
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    Odd design. I think the front panel should be a separate board NOT attached to the mainboard. I agree with others, this board is "back to front" for most ITX cases.
     
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    If the silk screen lettering was backwards I'd understand how the PCIE slot got over there, but they're not, so... WTF?

    Isn't the tab on the card's bracket going to block the power jack at the rear?

    EDIT - Yup.

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    maybe the component placement guy jumped to his death last month?

    I kid I kid.

    ... but maybe?
     
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    sorry for gigabyte, the board looks like oem board
    and once more is that any case that support pci slot above the card, or they gonna sell it in 1 package with the case
     
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    Well they did, and that side view pic confirms this, coz there's an I/O port (was it spdif?) in the way of where your vid car would hook onto. Stupid design. Makes you wonder what you could actually put there, any normal PCI-e accesory would be unable to fit because of the said I/O port problem.
     
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    I'm 99% sure that's a DC input jack to power the board. If this was for an OEM, they must have used a riser card with it.

    I hope the ITX market doesn't get all jacked up messing with the layout. It seems to be heading in that direction with the current locations of the CPU sockets.
     
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    Yeah, OEM board, thats what Im thinkin. Has to be, right?
     
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    This motherboard is a Thin Mini-ITX (and not a Mini-ITX) form factor, which is an Intel standard made for all-in-one PCs. And you can put any kind of graphic card indeed using a riser card.
     
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    Not in any chassis I've ever seen.
     
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    Yeah, please explain Yann. :toast:
     
  19. Yann Gigabyte

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    Sorry I created an account in a rush for my previous answer, I made a new official one to answer you properly :)

    As I said this motherboard is designed for all-in-one PCs, and it will equip one of our upcoming AIO chassis that will fit double slot desktop graphic cards, hence the PCIe x16 connector.

    Also, I want to precise that all the products posted in the "Enterprise PC (B2B service)" section of the Gigabyte website are addressed for VAR, distributors and system integrators, not directly to the general public. So don't worry if you don't necessarily see those products on the retail market under the Gigabyte brand :)
     

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