5th November 2007

Advansus announces Intel Q965 LGA775 mini-ITX motherboard with PCI Express x16 slot

Advansus has announced the iQ965-CI, a socket LGA775 mini-ITX motherboard that can run desktop Core 2 Duo CPUs up to 1066FSB. It has two DDR2-800 DIMM slots that take up to 4GBs of RAM and two SATA3.0 ports but by far the most interesting thing this board has is a PCI Express x16 slot. The ability to run a full blown … Read the full entry »

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22nd October 2007

Axiomtek launches mini-ITX LGA775 board with Q965 chipset and 1066FSB support

Axiomtek is releasing the SBC86841, a mini-ITX board that supports Socket LGA775 Core 2 Duo CPUs up to 1066MHz FSB. It has 4 SATA ports which feature RAID. The Q965 chipset has embedded GMA x3000 graphics that support up to 256MB shared RAM. The board has both DVI and VGA out that can be used at the same time and can even be set to different … Read the full entry »

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10th October 2007

Spec Research 01006 mATX HTPC Case – Review

I was searching for a ‘cube’ style mATX case and found this case by Spec Research. It did not have many reviews on Newegg and I couldn’t find any on Google either. Its dimensions were similar to the other cases I was looking at, Silverstone Sugo SG02 and Thermaltake LanBox, so I decided that it wouldn’t hurt to buy the $65 case since it was so cheap. Let me clearly state that I have owned about a dozen cases (half of them were beige) and this is the … Read the full entry »

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29th September 2007

Intel expanding SiS chipset use with announcement of D201GLY2 SFF motherboard

Due to the popularity of the D201GLY motherboard Intel has announced an update, aptly named D201GLY2. The two models seem to be based on the same PCB. The new model uses the same chipset, SiS662. If you look at pictures of the D201GLY, Intel has two spots on the PCB next to the IDE port but left them blank on that revision. It looks like Intel has … Read the full entry »

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25th September 2007

Albatron to bundle ITX boards with cases

Most companies making Small Form Factor (SFF) barebones don’t use standards for the motherboard or case. Shuttle, Biostar, MSI, Asus, Soltek, and Epox all use proprietary formats in their SFF barebones and usually that format isn’t even the same among all models. The downfall of this setup is that you can’t get … Read the full entry »

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5th September 2007

New Via mATX motherboard with very low power consumption and PCIe x16 slot

Via has a new micro-ATX motherboard using the VIA CN896 northbridge that features DDR2 support up to 667MHz, on-board DirectX 9 video with MPEG-2 decoding and VIA 8237A or VT8237S southbridge featuring two SATA ports and HD Audio using the 8 channel Realtek ALC883 HD audio codec. They plan on making boards available with … Read the full entry »

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