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EDIT: Had to change it to a Micro ATX to get what I needed. A little sad but overall I think it will work out for the best. See below for more info on my findings.

Components to use:
  • Mini-ITX Micro-ATX Mobo ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z
  • i5-2500k to 4.5+
  • Corsair or Antec ALC unit
  • MSI 570 Twin Frozr III
  • Sound Card
  • SSD&HDD
  • PSU of course will need to be full size.

Complications:
  1. Is there a Mini-ITX that works with a x16 PCIe graphics card? Yes.
  2. Will there be room for a Sound card in the mini-ITX form factor? No
  3. Is there a mini-ITX mobo that allows overclocking? They don't overclock much beyond 4.2 and board selection is terrible.
  4. I need the smallest case possible that will fit all this and hopefully allow the motherboard to lay flat. (Something the size of a Silverstone Sugo or Shuttle would be awesome but air flow is pretty important with all this stuff packed in) LIAN LI PC-V353B

Finally:
Is this combination even possible? Does this stuff even exist? I've looked for a couple hours but found myself hitting a wall on the information I was able to acquire so I am looking to OCN to help a fellow member out.

Thanks for the help! Will update OP with your findings as this thread progresses.
Edited by Shadowclock - 10/5/11 at 1:09pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813500064

fits a full-size PCI-E x16 2.0 card - no expansion slots for sound, though
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Originally Posted by Broseidon View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813500064

fits a full-size PCI-E x16 2.0 card - no expansion slots for sound, though
Can't OC on H67 though.
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Originally Posted by Broseidon View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813500064

fits a full-size PCI-E x16 2.0 card - no expansion slots for sound, though
Not liking the reviews on that....Wasn't it the H67 models that don't overclock?

P67 is overclockable

EDIT: Ninja'd by SgtHop
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Here is an ASRock Z68 mITX, which will overclock, and still allows you to use the IGP. I'd say that would be the way to go. Zotac also has a similar offering.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813500069

The Zotac Z68 is what I am upgrading too next. I'm pretty sure the overclock decently too.
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You can get pcie x16 easilly, the problem is your not going to get a mini itx board with a extra lane for a sound card. You would also be VERY lucky to achieve 4.5ghz.
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neither of those boards look promising...
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813500069

The Zotac Z68 is what I am upgrading too next. I'm pretty sure the overclock decently too.
Reviews say otherwise you could get 4ghz tho
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Here is an ASRock Z68 mITX, which will overclock, and still allows you to use the IGP. I'd say that would be the way to go. Zotac also has a similar offering.
Little worried with some of the reviews on that but I am looking further into professional reviews and it seems to be working fine. This may be the board to go with. Doesn't seem to be a lot of options in this form factor for overclocking....and my sound card might have to go up for sale.

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Originally Posted by amder View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813500069

The Zotac Z68 is what I am upgrading too next. I'm pretty sure the overclock decently too.
Seems like a lot of people have had issues with that board. Especially in the area of overclocking.

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Adjusted OP. Thanks both for your options +rep
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