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not going for the intel - its going to be even worse for OCing.....
Edited, if you want OC'ing the DFI looks like the best choice. There is always the ability to use a USB dongle if you need wireless.

Zotac:

Pros:Wireless built in, On-board video supported if using a CPU w/ on-board video, more SATA

Cons:4 Pin CPU power, cheaper audio, not the best BIOS


DFI:

Pros:8 Pin CPU power, X-FI int. audio, overall better quality components, DFI BIOS

Cons:Less SATA, less I/O ports, no on-board video, no built in wireless
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 3/25/10 at 12:05am
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post #282 of 13159
I'm looking to get a Lian Li PC-V351 for a new build so I'll probably be joining this club soon. My only concern is whether it will have enough space (without cutting anything) to tuck away the extra long cables of a non modular PSU.
post #283 of 13159
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Originally Posted by M3T4LM4N222 View Post
Edited, if you want OC'ing the DFI looks like the best choice. There is always the ability to use a USB dongle if you need wireless.

Zotac:

Pros:Wireless built in, On-board video supported if using a CPU w/ on-board video, more SATA

Cons:4 Pin CPU power, cheaper audio, not the best BIOS


DFI:

Pros:8 Pin CPU power, X-FI int. audio, overall better quality components, DFI BIOS

Cons:Less SATA, less I/O ports, no on-board video, no built in wireless
Overclocking will happen.......

Sound - i will be running my Xonar U1 (USB Xonar)

Sata - min of 2 HDDs + SSD in the future - no optical.
the raid of the dfi is also helpful - but i was thinking of a raid 5 + ssd, so that cannot happen.

Onboard video isnt needed - will be using (as you know by now probs) i7 860 and a HD5850

Wifi N is needed also - in one form or another.

i can also pickup the dfi tomorrow.......as im not at uni
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post #284 of 13159
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Overclocking will happen.......

Sound - i will be running my Xonar U1 (USB Xonar)

Sata - min of 2 HDDs + SSD in the future - no optical.
the raid of the dfi is also helpful - but i was thinking of a raid 5 + ssd, so that cannot happen.

Onboard video isnt needed - will be using (as you know by now probs) i7 860 and a HD5850

Wifi N is needed also - in one form or another.

i can also pickup the dfi tomorrow.......as im not at uni
Then it has everything you need aside from the wireless problem, but you can always get a Wireless N USB stick right? 2 HDD's + 1 SSD will fill up your SATA though. I don't think you can go wrong w/ the DFI, its just short of being a perfect ITX board.
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^^ I've been planning on getting the Zotac H55 for a while now when it actually comes in stock somewhere.

Anyway, both boards arn't great for overclocking from what I have read. I've also heard of a few horror stories with the DFI while overclocking, I can't find the links right now though :l apparently they have released bios updates to fix/bodge whatever it was. I'm not 100% sure but I think the newer bios actually limits the overclocking features more.. I'm not saying the Zotac board is any better btw.

Don't take my word for this though, it's 7am and I really can't be bothered finding links to back it up
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anyone have the dfi?

if you can raid with the esata - i'll get it.

that means it has 4 sata (i have a esata>sata cable) and then its perfect
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Has anyone ever though of grabbing this board for an HD HTPC? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-187-_-Product

I think it'd be great, put a decent PCI-E video card in there and a nice sound card/wireless card.
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post #288 of 13159
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Has anyone ever though of grabbing this board for an HD HTPC? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-187-_-Product

I think it'd be great, put a decent PCI-E video card in there and a nice sound card/wireless card.
My experience with Via drivers (or rather, the lack of them), have dissuaded me from ever going VIA again.
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post #289 of 13159
Eh I found something about the DFI

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Where you’ll want to play it safe though is on the Lynnfield series of processors; looking at Zotac’s power regulation for processor VCore, there’s not enough overhead to handle Lynnfield CPU’s much past stock operating frequency. This is an area where DFI got things wrong with the MI-T36, initial BIOS releases offered free range of BCLK and voltage and users ended up burning out MOSFETs. DFI back-peddled and released a BIOS in late December that removed CPU VCore as an option, limiting overclocking to stock processor VID only. Zotac keeps things simple by removing the option to change VTT (termination and supply voltage for the intergrated memory controller and signal stages of the CPU), which limits the potential to increase bus frequencies – time will tell if this method is sufficient to prevent failures. The truth is that M-ITX motherboards aren’t designed to offer buckets of overclocking headroom
http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3753&p=8
post #290 of 13159
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My experience with Via drivers (or rather, the lack of them), have dissuaded me from ever going VIA again.
Really? all the ASrock boards I have had have used VIA Audio and I really found it easy to install and have had no problems so far.


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Eh I found something about the DFI



http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3753&p=8
That sucks. Maybe he can get some small mosfet coolers and use a BIOS w/o the cap?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-011-_-Product

something like these if he can find them
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 3/25/10 at 12:32am
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