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That Zotac line of boards is very intresting. First time I am seeing a integrated and discrete GPU on a desktop board. I was not able to find in the manual the max resolution on the Dual link, since some do go up to 2560 x 1600 and some don't. Also price wise I think its a wash using this mobo vs another mitx board and a traditional PCIE GPU. Still this board is pretty cool, it will drive three displays, you have less PSU cables with this option, you probably have unlimited choices for Heat sink for the CPU with this configuration.

Not the latest chipset and GPU, and I can't tell if this is the mobile or the desktop version of the GPU, but this would probably make a solid rig.

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That Zotac line of boards is very intresting. First time I am seeing a integrated and discrete GPU on a desktop board. I was not able to find in the manual the max resolution on the Dual link, since some do go up to 2560 x 1600 and some don't. Also price wise I think its a wash using this mobo vs another mitx board and a traditional PCIE GPU. Still this board is pretty cool, it will drive three displays, you have less PSU cables with this option, you probably have unlimited choices for Heat sink for the CPU with this configuration.

Not the latest chipset and GPU, and I can't tell if this is the mobile or the desktop version of the GPU, but this would probably make a solid rig.

Yup - It looks like the only and ideal option for me - Do elaborate on this "its a wash using this mobo vs mitx + PCIe GPU" part? Tied even.

That is a bit too large - Isnt it? I was looking more into these types -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006519&IsNodeId=1&Description=6450&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

Examples:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102933
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127584

Any of these OEM brands better than another for various OSes - Win, Linux, OSX?
- In terms of driver compatibility?
- In terms of overall hardware reliability? Power / Heat?
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Yup - It looks like the only and ideal option for me - Do elaborate on this "its a wash using this mobo vs mitx + PCIe GPU" part? Tied even.
That is a bit too large - Isnt it? I was looking more into these types -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006519&IsNodeId=1&Description=6450&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

Examples:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102933
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127584

Any of these OEM brands better than another for various OSes - Win, Linux, OSX?
- In terms of driver compatibility?
- In terms of overall hardware reliability? Power / Heat?

When I compared prices for those Zotac motherboards and a decent mITX/discrete GPU, they seemed to be similarly priced. Though the Zotac didn't seem to be carried at the regular internet shops I frequent.

The two slot cooler GPU is still low profile and many mITX cases have two PCI slots in the back. Have you selected a case yet? Also, the 6450 does not have native support for OSX, but Linux has proprietary drivers and of course Windows does, and which OEM brand should not impact compatibility. Overall hardware reliability I can't really say, I tend to stick with Asus/Gigabyte offerings and have not had any issues.

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