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Gigabyte's Mini-ITX 7-series Motherboards Official

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Gigabyte launched its pair of mini-ITX form-factor motherboards based on Intel 7-series chipset, supporting processors in the LGA1155 package. These include the Z77-based GA-Z77N-WiFi, and H77-based GA-H77N-WiFi. The two are virtually identical, with the exception of the Z77-based model supporting CPU overclocking. This is made possible due to the fact that Z77 and H77 PCH chips are pin-compatible, and it's only a matter of pairing either of those with compatible micro-code. The GA-H77N-WiFi has been detailed length in our older article. The two are perhaps the only mini-ITX motherboards in the industry to feature three network interfaces (two gigabit Ethernet and an 802.11 b/g/n WLAN). Further, the WLAN adapter supports Intel Wireless Display Technology (WiDi), adding to three other ways to connect your display to it: HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI.

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    cool, mini form with maxi features
    thats kinda nice you run small form factor with powerful processor and graphic
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    I'm starting to really REALLY like the mini ITX mobos i see lately. Freaking good job.
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    Doth my eyes deceive me, or is that an mSATA SSD sitting right above the CPU socket?
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    Your eyes doth deceive you. That's the WiFi card.
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    Aye and it's mini PCIe I think.
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    I was afraid of that. :cry: An mSATA interface would have made this an even better option for an mITX based server/NAS board. Don't have to use a SATA port or a PSU power cable on a boot drive. Ahh well, a man can dream.
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    nice more options to choose from. I was gonna pick the ASUS P8Z77 I Deluxe board but now EVGA came along and now this. I'll have to read reviews and think of what other components I'm gonna use in my build and choose the best board for my setup:toast:
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    These kinds of boards are way way overpowered for that purpose. Better getting an Atom/AMD APU board for that.
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    Sweet another board into the Mini-ITX market! I want a WC Mini-ITX build in a Prodigy.
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    Not really, I'm thinking to get the smallest pc withouth sacrifice power and these are very good for me. I have seen some of these 1155 itx and they would be ideal if they weren't so overpriced, and the cases are expensive too.
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    Not if you require a media server with real-time transcoding capabilities. A dual-core i3 is just about right. And you don't too often see mITX boards with Dual-Gigabit LAN. At least not one the ones I've been looking at.
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    Or just buy something like the AsRockZ77E-ITX that has a mSATA interface on the backside of the board.
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    Ooh, that's neat. No Dual-Gigabit but I'll certainly add that to my list of motherboard considerations. AsRock has been producing some boards with some impressive features as of late. Thanks very much, sir.
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    I like my current Mini ITX board just wish it had Esata. It's pretty cool using it with a 45W 640e and a SSD handles all my media requirements with the integrated GPU.
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    That would be a totally different beast yes.
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    MItx Boards

    Ive been really liking gigabyte as of late. This looks like it could be interesting.
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    Alternative with Dual LAN and mSATA

    check out ZOTAC Z77-ITX WiFi Mobo: http://www.zotac.com/index.php?prod...&Itemid=100266&lang=en&vmcchk=1&Itemid=100266

    It has got dual LAN and mSATA - the only ITX Mobo i've found so far...

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