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Antec ISK 110 VESA Black ABS plastic / 0.8 mm SECC Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case 90W External Adapter, Up to 92% Efficiency Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I couldn't be any happier with this case. My build consists of
-an asus p8z77-I delux mini ITX board
-200g of 6gb/sec SSD
-8g ripjaw 1600mhz RAM
-one of the 65W i5's

The whole system only pulls 20W on idle and maxes out at about 80W with everything running full blast for a burn in (With all the USB ports, etc. filled). As you can see, the small power supply isn't really a problem.

Intel is really pushing the high-performance mini-ITX rigs, which I am very happy about. I go to LAN parties frequently, and this is almost a pocket-sized gaming computer that I can bring.

Cons: Only a 90W power supply. The new ivy bridge processors work on such minimal power (i5's running on 65W) that it doesn't really matter, but if it had about a 200W supply you could run an i7 and have a true gaming rig.

Also, the power supply only has a 4 pin cpu connector, which needs to be adapted for most ivy bridge boards. The 24 pin connector is also a little bit short to reach on boards like mine.

Other Thoughts: Some people may be discouraged by the fact that you can't use external graphics with this case, but if you OC the integrated intel graphics they really perform just as well as most mid-range graphics cards.

ZOTAC H55ITX-A-E LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Looks like a great combination of features. Too bad nobody can make it work.

Cons: This board seemed to work for the first few minutes, but then it froze solid, so I had to shut it down. Same thing for the next few tries. Eventually it just stopped working altogether. It will only stay lit up for about 5 seconds at a time now, and customer service doesn't have a clue what to do about it.

Other Thoughts: I don't think me or anyone else I've told about this is going to be buying Zotac goods any time soon.


Alex M.'s Profile

Display Name: Alex M.

Date Joined: 09/30/10

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 09/30/10
  • Last Review: 10/13/12
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