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Gigabyte Releases Sandy Bridge-Ready Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard to Retail Channel

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What you're looking at below is one of the first "Thin mini-ITX" motherboards sold in the retail channel. The GA-MSH61DI is designed for extremely compact mini-ITX cases, that are thinner than the rear panel of ATX/ITX form-factors, and all-in-one PCs. The board draws power from an external power brick through a 12V DC input jack, the board then gives out SATA and Molex power via cables. It seats socket LGA1155 "Sandy Bridge" Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors with a maximum TDP of 95W.

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I somehow don't like sodimm ram. costs more than desktop memory
 

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how do i cool the cpu with so little height available?
 
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I don't see how the "consumer build" will be able to put a processor and even an ultra thin cooler in a space LESS than that rear output panel. I think they should have designed it a little higher with the audio and with DVI outs, and supplied it WITH a "laptop/GPU" type cooler, possibly even WITH a case too, since putting this is a regular ITX case defeats the purpose. I found yesterdays ASROCK announcement much more appealing.
 
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waterblock?
 
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Had a corsair H50 in a Sugo06 so cpu isnt a problem but rather the mobo with no heatsinks over the vrm or anything else for that matter. Even if OC was an option it wasnt possible especialy on the H55 itx board without those small pin style heatsinks.
 
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how do i cool the cpu with so little height available?
The weirdest part about this is the "to the retail channel" bit. Some enterprising (or brave, given Samsung's luck) OEM could make some slick iMac/Mac Mini knockoffs with these though.
 
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I don't see how the "consumer build" will be able to put a processor and even an ultra thin cooler in a space LESS than that rear output panel. I think they should have designed it a little higher with the audio and with DVI outs, and supplied it WITH a "laptop/GPU" type cooler, possibly even WITH a case too, since putting this is a regular ITX case defeats the purpose. I found yesterdays ASROCK announcement much more appealing.
If Apple can do it in a Mini, Gigabyte and others can too. Yeah it would need a specialized HSF. Maybe they'll also make a special case for these things in the future. Wouldn't mind an APU setup like this. Something the size of a Mini with decent graphical capability would be great for me.
 
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I don't see the point without some form of 20mm high heatsink like whats in a laptop. They should've released something like that with the board.
 
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SO-DIMM memory at least was cheaper than the desktop versions for some time... I think it is marginally more expensive now but it's still super cheap.


For a heatsink use a block from a 1U server system then put a slim (10mm thick) fan on top. You can get something that takes up less height than a standard IO plate.
 

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how do i cool the cpu with so little height available?
silver heatsink with high fins density. and one of them blower type real loud super delta fans.

im talking about server type cooling ofcourse.
 
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If Apple can do it in a Mini, Gigabyte and others can too. Yeah it would need a specialized HSF. Maybe they'll also make a special case for these things in the future. Wouldn't mind an APU setup like this. Something the size of a Mini with decent graphical capability would be great for me.
The Apple Mini is a different class of product. This doesnt even come close to Apples connectivity options, ... and dont forget that inside the Mini is a LAPTOP CPU AND LAPTOP CHIPSET that are SURFACE MOUNTED and therefore (albeit less powerful) cooler and smaller.




If you really want something that looks like an Apple, buy one! And install Bootcamp (Windows).
 
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any chance of a review once it comes out ?