Good question. Z68 ITX prices were not crazy high like this when they first came out. And only two brands released anything - there was fewer competition.
MissJ- looking forward to your results
Gah! Stop making exactly what I want . I love the look of the signature 680 too. Good luck! Post lots of pics
lol it won't post, just on for 10 seconds then reboot. I've tried to clear CMOS, made sure 8 and 24 pin are plugged in and I have no idea what to do now.
Oh, I got something right, woo first time actually helping somebody LOL. Post pics on the build! Also, how's that smexy 680 look in person?
I need some pics!!!!!
You can't use a slim drive with the H60 in the vertical orientation. I have an external, but what would anyone need a cd/dvd drive for? Oh and I've been loving the Plextor for a few months, it's a great SSD
Some old games require the disk in the drive and many people use a DvD drive for watching movies. You can argue just buy a external drive but its one more thing you have to buy and carry around. Not everyone can and wants to stream stuff. Better if you can get everything you want in the box and be done with it.
Hopefully no throttling! Also, someone reported audio noise on ASRock's H77 ITX board. Hopefully this one doesn't have that issue.
Hopefully the brave first purchasers will let us know soon...
AXP-140 works fine on this board. You have to grind off just a tiny bit of the backplate. The MSATA isn't the issue (it barely clears) but there's a small chip next to it that gets into the backplate's personal space. On the topside there's a cap right next to the PCI-Ex slot that I'm sure is touching the AXP-140's frame but it doesn't seem to be an issue.
And BTW...loaded up the generic 4.6GHz preset with my 2600k...5 minutes of Prime95 without it pulling back at all. 4.6 GHz and 116-118w (indicated) - solid as a rock. Seems they've done some work since the Z68. Well done ASRock.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/194/img20110628210920.jpgIf it's not too big of a hassle, would you mind posting pictures?
You have to take a tiny bit of material (?1/16"?) off of one end of one of the adjustable mounts (the rounded end closest to the CPU). Once you mock it up you'll see exactly what I'm talking about.