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One of the Intel sales rep handed me this mini ITX mobo last month. Finally got around to building around it. The mobo is a DQ67EP, doesn't even come up on google. Its one of the recalled ones, I just can't use the slower 3GB/s SATA ports. But the 2 6 GB/s ports are FINE, I only need one. I have an external DVD so I'll keep the space for airflow in the chassis.

nothing fancy..

CPU: Intel Sandy Bridge LGA 1155 2500k 3.7GHz (stock)
Motherboard: Intel DQ67EP Mini ITX
RAM: 2x4GB Patriot DDR3-1333
Video Card: on board Intel HD 2000
Power Supply: mATX 300 watt
Harddrives: Seagate 1TB 7200rpm
Optical Drive: na
Case: Raidmax (frys special)
Keyboard: thin BTC
Mouse: iHome laser7 button
Monitors: 23" Asus LED VH238H 1920x1080
OS: Windows 7 x64 Ultimate





mini ITX setup by jsigone, on Flickr
Edited by jsigone - 3/23/11 at 3:28pm
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post #2 of 11
I was no familiar with q67, and got exciting thinking it was overclockable. Seems to be just a different version of h67 offering different video outs? sweet setup though. ITX is ma fave!
    
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i5 760 EVGA P55 SLI GTX 480 8gb Mushkin DDR3 1333 
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post #3 of 11
That's actually a pretty nice case. How did you get the mobo for free?
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OCZ Vertex 3 120GB WD Caviar Black (1002FAEX)1TB Synology DS210J (4tb) Lite-on DVD Rewriter 16x IDE External 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Samsung Syncmaster E2320 Metadot Das Professional S Silent 
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Corsair TX 850 V1 [Original PSH] NZXT Gamma Classic Series Mid-Tower Logitech VX Revolution Razer Sphex 
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Asus Xonar DX Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Bose Triport/Klipsch S3 Blue Snowball 
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Intel i3 2100 Gigabyte H61M-S2PV Asus GT430 Corsair XMS3 2x2gb 1333mhz 
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Intel X-25V 40GB Synology DS210j (4tb) Seagate Barracuda 120gb LG CH12LS28 Blu Ray  
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Thermalright X-Silent 120 Mac OS X 10.8.2 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Toshiba 46VX700VU 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 700 XFX 450w Core Edition Silverstone ML03B Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 700 
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Realtek Onboard Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
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Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53ghz Apple Logic Board Nvidia Geforce 9400m 4gb @1066 
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13" 1280x800 Glossy Backlit Apple Keyboard/OCN Ducky Tenkeyless [MX... 65w Magsafe Aluminium Unibody 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB WD Caviar Black (1002FAEX)1TB Synology DS210J (4tb) Lite-on DVD Rewriter 16x IDE External 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Samsung Syncmaster E2320 Metadot Das Professional S Silent 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX 850 V1 [Original PSH] NZXT Gamma Classic Series Mid-Tower Logitech VX Revolution Razer Sphex 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DX Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Bose Triport/Klipsch S3 Blue Snowball 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i3 2100 Gigabyte H61M-S2PV Asus GT430 Corsair XMS3 2x2gb 1333mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel X-25V 40GB Synology DS210j (4tb) Seagate Barracuda 120gb LG CH12LS28 Blu Ray  
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Thermalright X-Silent 120 Mac OS X 10.8.2 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Toshiba 46VX700VU 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 700 XFX 450w Core Edition Silverstone ML03B Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 700 
AudioAudio
Realtek Onboard Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53ghz Apple Logic Board Nvidia Geforce 9400m 4gb @1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital Scorpio Black 320gb Synology DS210j (4tb) Apple SuperDrive Mac OS X 10.8.4/Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
13" 1280x800 Glossy Backlit Apple Keyboard/OCN Ducky Tenkeyless [MX... 65w Magsafe Aluminium Unibody 
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by cj3waker View Post
I was no familiar with q67, and got exciting thinking it was overclockable. Seems to be just a different version of h67 offering different video outs? sweet setup though. ITX is ma fave!
Yah it looks the same as the h67 version, but this has 2 versions of the DVI connector. DVI-D and DVI-I + plus HD. Seems this version is not overclockable, or should I say I haven't figured it out. Everytime I change the multiply factor, it reverts to OEM
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel SB 2500k @ 4.5GHz MSI P67A-GD55 MSI TFII 6950 2GB @945/1415 2x4GB DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 1tb Windows 7 64bit Viewsonic VX2450 LED Corsair GS600 
Case
CM HAF 922 
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Intel SB 2500k @ 4.5GHz MSI P67A-GD55 MSI TFII 6950 2GB @945/1415 2x4GB DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 1tb Windows 7 64bit Viewsonic VX2450 LED Corsair GS600 
Case
CM HAF 922 
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post #5 of 11
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel SB 2500k @ 4.5GHz MSI P67A-GD55 MSI TFII 6950 2GB @945/1415 2x4GB DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 1tb Windows 7 64bit Viewsonic VX2450 LED Corsair GS600 
Case
CM HAF 922 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel SB 2500k @ 4.5GHz MSI P67A-GD55 MSI TFII 6950 2GB @945/1415 2x4GB DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 1tb Windows 7 64bit Viewsonic VX2450 LED Corsair GS600 
Case
CM HAF 922 
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post #6 of 11
Raidmax case? Interesting... thats nice built!
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FX-6200BE 3.8Ghz MSI 970A-G46 SLI | GTS 250 1GB 16GB DDR3 RAM 
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3TB | 2TB | HW NB-500GB  ASHURA-HSF | 2X14CM | PnP Win8 64bit |  
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LG 60LN5600 | 1080p Corsair 1000w HAF X 
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3TB | 2TB | HW NB-500GB  ASHURA-HSF | 2X14CM | PnP Win8 64bit |  
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post #7 of 11
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monitor blew up last night, made an awesome pop then no DVI signal. Went to exchange it for another @ frys and the guy said there was 7 more of the same model in the back Swapped it out for a 24" led Viewsonic. No HDMI on this one so I need to order some cables if I want to put my xbox on this.

Raidmax case was $40 with the 300watt psu from frys. Has provisions for a full 5.25 drive, but I'd rather not stuff the box more over the CPU
simple stuff
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel SB 2500k @ 4.5GHz MSI P67A-GD55 MSI TFII 6950 2GB @945/1415 2x4GB DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 1tb Windows 7 64bit Viewsonic VX2450 LED Corsair GS600 
Case
CM HAF 922 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel SB 2500k @ 4.5GHz MSI P67A-GD55 MSI TFII 6950 2GB @945/1415 2x4GB DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 1tb Windows 7 64bit Viewsonic VX2450 LED Corsair GS600 
Case
CM HAF 922 
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post #8 of 11
dam i like that case.

D: i want a free 1155 socket board lol
nice build pretty clean. i would upgrade that psu to a silverstone SFF 450w psu and put in a nice gpu though
wait... is that a atx psu or sff psu? o.O
    
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2600k @ 4.4ghz Asus p8z68-v PRO EVGA gtx 460 EE + ESC 450 4gb ddr3 gskill 
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2 x 1tb samsung spinpoint windows 7 2 x 19" LCD 1440 x 900 :( Razer Black widow 
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Silverstone strider 1000w Plus 600t  Razer Naga 
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2 x 1tb samsung spinpoint windows 7 2 x 19" LCD 1440 x 900 :( Razer Black widow 
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Silverstone strider 1000w Plus 600t  Razer Naga 
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post #9 of 11
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yup its a good size, just has some limitations LOL. I need some 60mm case fans for it. For $hits n giggles I brought 2 50cfm (9k rpm) fans from work LOL wife said she thought I was vacuuming @ 11pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel SB 2500k @ 4.5GHz MSI P67A-GD55 MSI TFII 6950 2GB @945/1415 2x4GB DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 1tb Windows 7 64bit Viewsonic VX2450 LED Corsair GS600 
Case
CM HAF 922 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel SB 2500k @ 4.5GHz MSI P67A-GD55 MSI TFII 6950 2GB @945/1415 2x4GB DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 1tb Windows 7 64bit Viewsonic VX2450 LED Corsair GS600 
Case
CM HAF 922 
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post #10 of 11
hahaha fair enough.

mod a 120mm fan in the side? and get some decent airflow and not as loud
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4.4ghz Asus p8z68-v PRO EVGA gtx 460 EE + ESC 450 4gb ddr3 gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x 1tb samsung spinpoint windows 7 2 x 19" LCD 1440 x 900 :( Razer Black widow 
PowerCaseMouse
Silverstone strider 1000w Plus 600t  Razer Naga 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4.4ghz Asus p8z68-v PRO EVGA gtx 460 EE + ESC 450 4gb ddr3 gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x 1tb samsung spinpoint windows 7 2 x 19" LCD 1440 x 900 :( Razer Black widow 
PowerCaseMouse
Silverstone strider 1000w Plus 600t  Razer Naga 
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