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post #121 of 128
Jesus, this sure did get derailed...none of you arguing really "won" either, lots of thread crapping.
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Thank you! smile.gif
Gigabyte H77M-D3H board does not have DisplayPort I need, unfortunately... I also found Intel DH77DF board is not compatible with the case I like. mad.gif
What Micro-ATX board with DisplayPort, mSATA and good onboard sound could you recommend me, please? biggrin.gif Anything really good from ASUS?


OP, take a look at these two intel (foxconn) boards and see if they will work with the hdplex heatpipe cooler, both have msata and displayport.

A lot of people overlook the Q series, but they are effectively the same as Z series with extra corporate/enterprise features.

DQ77KB:
Low profile ITX (also comes with standard backplate)
Uses a common laptop 19V power brick and cuts down on clutter inside a case. This can save you some of the hassle of dealing with different pico-psu configurations.
Has a lot of interesting connectors on the board, most of which you'll never use. I feel compelled to plug this board, not sure why.

DQ77MK:
Micro ATX, otherwise pretty standard layout.

You shouldn't need another USB3 card, Q/Z77 have 4 ports built in and quite frankly root chipset ports always seem to be less glitchy than most 3rd party add-on cards.
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Jesus, this sure did get derailed...none of you arguing really "won" either, lots of thread crapping.

Yep, pretty much the story of most thread here these days. It's less and less interesting or time-worthy to comment here any longer, like in this thread I am sure the OP is long gone and whatever actual answers were given to the OP's question are long buried in the crap.
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Yep, pretty much the story of most thread here these days. It's less and less interesting or time-worthy to comment here any longer, like in this thread I am sure the OP is long gone and whatever actual answers were given to the OP's question are long buried in the crap.

At least you got to announce your not a giant fan smile.gif
post #124 of 128
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Yep, pretty much the story of most thread here these days. It's less and less interesting or time-worthy to comment here any longer, like in this thread I am sure the OP is long gone and whatever actual answers were given to the OP's question are long buried in the crap.

I'm sure there are some really scintillating ideas buried under these few hundred posts. I think.
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At least you got to announce your not a giant fan smile.gif

I have two favorite teams in every sport: the local team and whoever's playing a NY and/or NJ team that night.
post #126 of 128
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At least you got to announce your not a giant fan smile.gif

I have two favorite teams in every sport: the local team and whoever's playing a NY and/or NJ team that night.


Thoughts on Tim Tebow ?
post #127 of 128
My feelings will depend on what his role will be or if he even makes the team.
post #128 of 128
There is a chance he does not make the team. It's a no guaranteed money deal.
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