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Mini-ITX from Intel: Intel DH57JG LGA1156 Mainboard Review

Started by: jdeb | Date 08/13/10 07:50:52 PM
Comments: 6 | Last Comment:  08/29/10 06:16:53 PM

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This is what I have been looking for in a file server. Thanks for the case insight as well, the Lian Li will fit the bill. Impressive stock performance. I am unclear on the cpu cooler though.. A after market cpu cooling solution will not offer better results?
0 0 [Posted by: jdeb  | Date: 08/13/10 07:50:52 PM]

I'd recommend testing mini-itx boards without discrete graphics, as that's the normal configuration; heavy gaming is not the typical mini-itx use. You should get <30W idle power consumption with this board, even around 20W with an efficient PSU. Power consumption tends to be a major advantage of Intel boards.
0 0 [Posted by: CSMR  | Date: 08/14/10 03:54:11 AM]

I think the fan only running @ ~300 rpm with high CPU temps is a little underplayed (even apologetic) in this review, I would not touch this overpriced/under featured itx board in a fit when compared to the Zotac or even better the world beating GA H55N-USB3 m-itx board which I am hoping X-bit will review in the near future

0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 08/18/10 08:04:38 PM]
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Gigabyte's board review will be done very soon
0 0 [Posted by: Gavric  | Date: 08/19/10 06:09:05 PM]

It's nice that it had the H57 for raid, but I only saw 4 sata connectors for the 4 hot swap drives in the Chenbro case... where does the DVD drive plug into?
0 0 [Posted by: dane0198  | Date: 08/19/10 06:59:03 PM]

I have spent a while looking for a reasonably cost effective NAS system as I have 4 x 1.5TB drives just waiting to be set up. I have looked at pre built appliances such as those from QNAP, but even to get simple things such as WOL means looking at something like the the QNAP TS-439 Pro is around £600.

So, I have looked to see if I could build something similar for less money and this MB seems to go some way to achieve that. If only there was a similar board that came with dual Gb Ethernet ports as I have read that the limiting factor is the Ethernet connection.

The Chenbro case seems perfect although it only has a 120W PSU - I wonder is this will be man enough to drive an i2 and 4 drives. There is a slightly bigger case with a 180W, but the price rises and it also seems to be scarce. I echo the comment posted by CSMR and would like to see these board test using the graphics on board (utilising Clarkdale processors?) as I think most would be utilised in this configuration, whether it be as specific appliances such as NAS, or simple HTPC front ends.

In any case, I wonder the benefit of running the on-board RAID in an OS such as Windows 2008 against a purpose build file storage OS, such as FreeNAS (assuming this board would be supported) or UnRAID? Help or tests showing comparisons of all these types of systems would be interesting

0 0 [Posted by: swinster  | Date: 08/29/10 06:16:53 PM]


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