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The days of northbridges and southbridges are gone folks (for Intel at least.) It's called the PCH, or platform controller hub. You can put a NB or SB wherever you want on the board, provided the connections/traces on the PCB were correct.

8 phases on a mini ITX is nice smile.gif You should be able to get a decent OC from the Ivy Bridge CPUs on that for a monster mini rig.
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zotac boards are crap. i went through one on my 1156 sig rig. wouldnt OC past 3.8ghz and crapped out after 4months. so i got the gigabyte. max OC 4.8ghz stable (lots of voltage tho) on a first gen dual core i5. and i habe had 0issues with it period.
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zotac boards are crap. i went through one on my 1156 sig rig. wouldnt OC past 3.8ghz and crapped out after 4months. so i got the gigabyte. max OC 4.8ghz stable (lots of voltage tho) on a first gen dual core i5. and i habe had 0issues with it period.

Lets just hope that they've learned their lesson since then (hopefully other manufacturers would jump on this market). I would love to see a ITX ROG board (one can dream...).
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mITX gaming rigs are all the rage now (I'm building one as we speak). However, mITX gaming rigs are also almost always theme oriented. These colors are hideous and nothing matches.
Has anyone found any other Z77 mITX board images? They've all been announced, but no other company has pictures.

Most mITX builds I've come across care more about fitting everything needed instead of coloring. tongue.gif

What other companies have announced Z77 mITX boards? I haven't seen any but then again maybe my google-fu is lacking tonight.
     
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If this is like the z68 line and they don't add a way to view how much voltage you are giving you cpu then I wouldn't touch it with a 100' pole. Having to load into the os to see what volts you are giving the cpu then their horrible bios has ruined another good board.
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