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Zotac Unleashes The Ultimate LGA1156 Mini-ITX Platform: H55-ITX WiFi

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Support for the latest generation of Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 takes the ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi to performance levels previously unattainable by the mini-ITX form factor. The ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi supports Intel QuickPath technology for lightning-fast communications to high-speed dual-channel DDR3 memory for superior bandwidth and quicker memory access that delivers the chart-topping performance enthusiasts and performance-hungry users desire.

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this will be mine :toast:
 
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Now that the video controller is on the CPU, the H55 chipset doesn't seem to require much cooling. Nice looking board.
 
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This board is full of w1n.
 
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I personally like the DFI mini itx board better... it has a standard layout apposed to this... just weird im assuming with an add in graphics card and after market cpu cooler there could be some conflict with this design ?
 
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I personally like the DFI mini itx board better... it has a standard layout apposed to this... just weird im assuming with an add in graphics card and after market cpu cooler there could be some conflict with this design ?
I was going to say the same thing! That was the first thing I noticed was the odd placement of the CPU socket. The only hope is to get a tower heatsink (not squre) and rotate it so the fan would face up or down parallel to the PCI-Express x16 slot.
 
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DFI is getting there but supposedly their mITX P55 board is a little under par for the DFI norm in regards to its CPU power section - not for 'heavy overclocking.' Once they get that right I'd take a DFI over a Zotac any day (probably would anyway, but wouldn't take either with weak overclocking.)
 
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DFI is getting there but supposedly their mITX P55 board is a little under par for the DFI norm in regards to its CPU power section - not for 'heavy overclocking.' Once they get that right I'd take a DFI over a Zotac any day (probably would anyway, but wouldn't take either with weak overclocking.)
It's mini-ITX, what do you want a super small form factor computer to do? Be small and efficient or large and powerful? You would need a heastink the size of the dang motherboard to overclock any LGA1156 processor to it's max (not to mention a full sized power supply). It kindof defeats the purpose of having a tiny motherboard, no?
 
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Well if it's super small form factor then by definition it can't be large can it? :p It wouldn't have to be a 'max' overclock either. But if you're willing to think outside the box a little and not just accept what case manufacturers have available it's not hard to figure out a configuration for a very small form factor that could work with a pretty large heatsink.
 
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Uhm, you lot are forgetting something, the DFI board is based on the P55 chipset, i.e. no integrated graphics. For an HTPC I'd go with this over the DFI board any day, as the new Intel IGP offers a decent set of features for an HTPC. It also lacks the mini PCIe slot which can be used for something else than WiFi if you want it to. This board also has twice as many SATA ports, although no RAID support... It also has more USB ports, but that's by the by imho. I have to say that this board layout looks a lot better as well and unless you intend to install a huge or passively cooled card, then I don't think there will be any clearance issues.
 
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This looks like an amazing product.
 
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I like this smal sized power mobo!
 
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Win win win!

This plus 661 = super amounts of cream my pants win.
 

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dual gigabit port woulda been the cherry on the topping.
 
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i love this motherboard but i like the dfi one too.

Zotac-

pci-e 16x
wifi
6x sata ports + 1 Esata
integrated graphics

DFI-
pci-e16x
4x sata ports + 1 sata
XFi audio codec
overclocks!


the zotac looks like a better htpc or general porpose machine but for the tweeker in me i would have to go with the DFI
 
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i love this motherboard but i like the dfi one too.

Zotac-

pci-e 16x
wifi
6x sata ports + 1 Esata
integrated graphics

DFI-
pci-e16x
4x sata ports + 1 sata
XFi audio codec
overclocks!


the zotac looks like a better htpc or general porpose machine but for the tweeker in me i would have to go with the DFI
An H55/57 DFI board will be neat to see. I've got to admit that adding a mini-PCIe slot for WiFi is rather ingenious on Zotac's part I just don't know that I trust Zotac quality-wise.