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Not keen on the "Gaming" board's heatsinks. I really liked the old 2 layered red and black plate design. That just looks tacky, like a 12 year old has slapped a case badge on a plain heatsink
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I want mITX with four RAM slots and an X#9 chipset. Is it that hard to make one?

You will need a huge daughterboard ala Asus Impact to support proper VRMs to feed a s2011 CPU.
You will need that daughterboard to be even bigger, as to allow for the much bigger socket/cooler mounting assembly, even 2x dimm slots might be a tight fit - 4x ? - Again, depends on how big the daughter board will be!
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You will need a huge daughterboard ala Asus Impact to support proper VRMs to feed a s2011 CPU.
You will need that daughterboard to be even bigger, as to allow for the much bigger socket/cooler mounting assembly, even 2x dimm slots might be a tight fit - 4x ? - Again, depends on how big the daughter board will be!

Maybe, maybe not. Four DIMM Atom system. (EDIT: And Newegg, with more than one picture) Point taken regarding the VRMs. However, there is that $3000 Xeon laptop which can't be much bigger than mITX and is only a couple inches thick.


Having taken a closer look at these, I don't really see what makes them stand out compared to other high-end offerings. It's just a generic red and black gaming motherboard.
Edited by CynicalUnicorn - 4/16/14 at 5:12pm
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You will need a huge daughterboard ala Asus Impact to support proper VRMs to feed a s2011 CPU.
You will need that daughterboard to be even bigger, as to allow for the much bigger socket/cooler mounting assembly, even 2x dimm slots might be a tight fit - 4x ? - Again, depends on how big the daughter board will be!
They could probably fit 4 SO-DIMM on the back of the mobo if they sit flat
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Yeah, I don't see why that isn't done. A DIMM slot can be turned into two vertical SO-DIMM slots and stay within roughly the same dimensions.
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Man, MSI boards are looking amazing these days. Have they completely replaced the brown boards, or is this only for the gaming and high end boards?
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Man, MSI boards are looking amazing these days. Have they completely replaced the brown boards, or is this only for the gaming and high end boards?
I think all major manufacturers are using black PCB's across the board now, even on their low-end stuff. The only exception being ASRock who still use brown PCB's on their cheapest boards.
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I think all major manufacturers are using black PCB's across the board now, even on their low-end stuff. The only exception being ASRock who still use brown PCB's on their cheapest boards.

And apparently some of their 990FX boards too. Maybe it's the floppy port and IDE port that make them think it's low-end? I don't think anybody other than enterprise companies like SuperMicro make the classic green PCB colored motherboards anymore.
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Too, where are you getting that the Impact only gets "SATA III" speeds out of its M.2? Every review I have ever seen of it compares only the onboard SATA to onboard SATA. I'd love to see where you're getting this information.

For some reason it's not in the manual but the M.2 on the Impact is only PCIe 2.0 x1 (max 500MB/s): http://www.anandtech.com/show/7532/asus-maximus-vi-impact-review-rog-and-miniitx

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I want mITX with four RAM slots and an X#9 chipset. Is it that hard to make one?

Me too, I'd love to have a hexacore in my NCase M1 biggrin.gif

I messed around with the idea in Photoshop and it looks maybe doable with vertical SODIMM slots (with X99 and DDR4 even two slots would allow 32GB)



With some DDR4 RAM like this it would be a sweet little rig

Edited by Aibohphobia - 4/16/14 at 9:37pm
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Here's a (slightly modified) x79 ITX board:



Granted, it is a custom board made for a custom case (Shuttle). But any ITX case designed to fit a long graphics card should be able to fit a motherboard this long.
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