please help with my Thin Mini ITX build.

Hello Everyone, I am currently working on a custom lego thin mini itx laptop build (the dimensions of my case are 10"L x 17.5"W x 1.1"H, but I can always change it if i made a mistake :D) and a have a few question:

1. what is the smallest possible height for a thin mini itx if use a different cooling system than stock?
2. what kind of power supply will I need to power my system?
3. what Graphic card options do I have on a thin mini itx board?
4. does the LVDS port power an LCD as well? I am planning on buying a 17"LCD KIT but do i still need the controller board if the MOBO has a LVDS port and I believe a port to power it.

The motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-H87TN
The CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K
Ram: PNY DDR3-1333 204-pin SODIMM 8gb

2 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about thin mini itx build
  1. Best answer
    The CPU has an 84 watt TDP (Thermal Power Design) that is incompatible with special low height heatsink solutions that I've seen. I think your 1.1"H plan is unrealistic.

    i7-4770K is 84 watt TDP so Gigabyte recommends 180 watt unit. For example:
    FSP Group Mini-ITX/ 19V DC 180W Power adapter (FSP180-ABAN2)

    The motherboard has processor graphics. Given a 180 watt power supply and a PCI Express x4 slot (Supports 25W only), I would think the use of a graphics card is also unrealistic.
  2. thanks for the the input, I might just use the I5-4670k outta of my current pc and upgrade. The Mobo just came in today, and also had very little information on the LVDS port. Can I power the monitor through the MOBO? it says it has the headers for it but im unsure. I'm planning on buying: but if i only need the LCD + LVDS I could cut costs.
Ask a new question

Read More

Motherboards Build Intel