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Im planning on bulding a small gamer rig with the i5 2500 cpu.

Im not sure wich ITX board would be the best to build on?

As far as casing im gonna go with the new cubitek mini-tank.
It looks so awesome and would be great to have a cinouter you simply
can carry prettymuch everywhere...

link for the case: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...nk,2864-2.html

Any Ideas?
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Zotac do a nice one, I can't find it here in the UK, but have a google around!
    
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Thx I'll look into it. Just trying to find the best board towards gaming, I hear Asus is coming with some pretty soon.
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Gigabyte has one up on newegg now that looks pretty good. I want to do this too, but will probably wait for an overclockable itx motherboard, if they ever actually come out. >.>
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I just bought the Asrock H67 mini itx with wifi. Maybe you could wait out for the Z68 so you can overclock. When it comes to Mini ITX boards I just don't feel too comfortable in overclocking a lot since they skimp out on the vrms and everything.

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Gigabyte has one up on newegg now that looks pretty good. I want to do this too, but will probably wait for an overclockable itx motherboard, if they ever actually come out. >.>
That Gigabyte one looks nice but it doesn't even have wifi. At least for me that is crucial when it comes to a ITX pc
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I just bought the Asrock H67 mini itx with wifi. Maybe you could wait out for the Z68 so you can overclock. When it comes to Mini ITX boards I just don't feel too comfortable in overclocking a lot since they skimp out on the vrms and everything.



That Gigabyte one looks nice but it doesn't even have wifi. At least for me that is crucial when it comes to a ITX pc
I guess it would be nice to have, but this would be my main pc so I'd leave it connected at home most of the time.
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That assrock one looks nice tho. But I am thinking bout doing some OC. Just a bit, would be dum not do so with althe sandybridge.
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That assrock one looks nice tho. But I am thinking bout doing some OC. Just a bit, would be dum not do so with althe sandybridge.
My thoughts exactly. It is hard to want to purchase something with such huge overclocking potential and not be able to, especially since SB's lower heat output and ease of OC'ing make it a perfect choice for small form factor systems.
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That assrock one looks nice tho. But I am thinking bout doing some OC. Just a bit, would be dum not do so with althe sandybridge.
Can't right now other than PCI-E. H67 is all you can do. I like the Gigabyte one's the best.

P67 is not even out for it yet, so I really doubt Z68 will be anytime soon.

Edit: Can't oc a non k cpu very well either. You might get 110MHz PCI-E if your lucky.
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post #10 of 12
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Hmmm maybe just go with a M-atx board in a lian-Li cube case... : \\
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