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ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE/WD LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Im so used to working with full ATX motherboards that I had to just sit back and stare at how small it was. And why the hell don't mobo manufactures put those minipci-e slots on them anyway...

Cons: I think it has been mentioned but that daughter board can and probably will get in the way while your assembling your mini-itx case with other components.

Had to do a little bending of my Corsair H50 cooler pipes to get it to work but both survived and work great.

Other Thoughts: At the time the Deluxe version of this mobo was out of stock so I just went with this one. The only difference is the /WD or the WiDi - PC to TV with Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) and you pay the extra $15-$20 for that ( i had email coupon and discount from newegg so yea)

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609ES2LX0
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Talk about low profile indeed, you need to google search an image of these installed to really understand how much room these little things take and they perform just as well as normal sized memory.

Cons: Not ram for the extreme overclocks per say though the room it saves might be useful.

LIAN LI PC-Q08B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Perfect little case 03/04/2013

This review is from: LIAN LI PC-Q08B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: While it is small per say I had no trouble fitting in a full sized PSU with a Corsair H50 CPU cooler and a EVGA GTX660 TI. I love how the side panels lay on the case and it is very slick looking.

Cons: Its not a con of the case but my choices with the case: I decided to have the PSU fan facing inwards to draw out ambient heat doing so put where all the cables came out towards the top of the case making it impossible to put in the HDD rack.

Simple fix I mounted it in the 5.25 slot, although I'm still a fan of a good ol DVD drive for my older games I will put one there after I take the HDD bracket and mod it to hold just one hard drive then it will fit perfectly.

A modual PSU is a good bet in this case but even with a PSU that had miles of cables I put them all right under the PSU, fit perfectly like the spot was made for them. The case has a nice air flow from the intake in the front to the exhausts in the back.

Other Thoughts: I have used a full tower steel made case for everything its so tough I can sit on it no worries and it is one of the largest towers I have ever seen. This case is small but I guess I was expecting it to be smaller then what it really is. Not a con as I needed something smaller to haul around and it is deffinetly lighter then the other case(~35-40 .lbs empty xD)


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Display Name: Rusty B.

Date Joined: 01/13/11

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 01/19/11
  • Last Review: 03/04/13
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