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Asus Reveals ROG Maximus VI Impact Mini-ITX Motherboard

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a b V Motherboard
June 4, 2013 1:53:18 PM

That appears to be great utilization of space. When you are out of real estate, you build up vertically. The only issue I see is the obscure placement of the Sata ports.
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June 4, 2013 2:03:22 PM

slomo4sho said:
That appears to be great utilization of space. When you are out of real estate, you build up vertically. The only issue I see is the obscure placement of the Sata ports.

Yikes, I didn't see that until I read your comment. They should have flip flopped the SATA ports with the DIMM slots. SATA should be on the outside.
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a b V Motherboard
June 4, 2013 2:31:53 PM

Mike Honcho said:
They should have flip flopped the SATA ports with the DIMM slots. SATA should be on the outside.


Moving the DIMM slots in would make it impossible to mount the CPU cooler.
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a b V Motherboard
June 4, 2013 2:33:39 PM

agreed AWFUL sata port position.
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June 4, 2013 2:36:14 PM

I Like it! *.*
But, for AMD? :/ 
I think that can make a 5.2" cage with some connectors, to save space on the board, maybe connected by one propietary cable.
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a b V Motherboard
June 4, 2013 2:46:42 PM

ITX is intel. Amd doesn't have a ITX board.
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a b V Motherboard
June 4, 2013 2:53:43 PM

bigshootr8 said:
ITX is intel. Amd doesn't have a ITX board.


What?
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June 4, 2013 3:07:26 PM

I can't wait to build a little monster of a PC with one of these. It might be time for the Micromachines Death Star project. (seeing as I already built a Falcon with 3570K in it)
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June 4, 2013 3:08:15 PM

VCR sized HTPC / light gaming rig here I come. I hope asus creates one of these for FM2+ chipset / Kaveri APU. Intel's onboard video still does not offer enough performance for my liking.
The 16x PCIe while great in theory is effectively useless. Any cases made for this size board are as diminutive as possible, adding a 13" full height video card would require a standard ATX power supply, much greater airflow, and a much larger enclosure.
At that point, why would you stick an m-itx board in a m-atx case, just buy an matx board...
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a b V Motherboard
June 4, 2013 3:20:46 PM

slomo4sho said:
bigshootr8 said:
ITX is intel. Amd doesn't have a ITX board.


What?



I stand corrected they have a few boards but its not a AMD type thing really.
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a b V Motherboard
June 4, 2013 3:22:45 PM

dalethepcman said:
VCR sized HTPC / light gaming rig here I come. I hope asus creates one of these for FM2+ chipset / Kaveri APU. Intel's onboard video still does not offer enough performance for my liking.
The 16x PCIe while great in theory is effectively useless. Any cases made for this size board are as diminutive as possible, adding a 13" full height video card would require a standard ATX power supply, much greater airflow, and a much larger enclosure.
At that point, why would you stick an m-itx board in a m-atx case, just buy an matx board...


HD7750 LP would work great for that with a low powered Haswell CPU and still game decently on most games.

ROG is high end gaming/overclocking though so I don't see a Kaveri based FM2+ board like this for it considering that currently only ASRock has mITX boards for FM2.
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June 4, 2013 3:46:05 PM

I am still thinking of building a luggable gaming rig (Think briefcase size with included monitor) What would be the downfall of putting the video card on a flexible riser and mount it to where it pulls air from outside on the side of the case the case and blows air out the back of the case?
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a b V Motherboard
June 4, 2013 3:48:02 PM

slomo4sho said:
Mike Honcho said:
They should have flip flopped the SATA ports with the DIMM slots. SATA should be on the outside.


Moving the DIMM slots in would make it impossible to mount the CPU cooler.


This, and more and more mini-ITX cases are adopting non-traditional mobo positioning to better utilize the space within the case. both the bitfenix prodigy and silverstone's FT03-mini are great examples of these. and in both cases, the harddrives are NOT located to the left of the mobo, thus putting the SATA ports to the left of the DIMM slots would not help with cable routing what so ever.

However I might have switched the SATA port positions with the USB-3.0 header, though considering those thick USB3.0 cables tend to be less flexible than SATA, perhaps ASUS have it right here
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June 4, 2013 3:48:56 PM

will any of the RoG mobos have soldered haswell chips?
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June 4, 2013 4:00:01 PM

Does look amazing, I have the M-ITX P8Z77-ITX MoBo right now, built it a while back and was kind of upset because I thought this new one would come with Thunderbolt... guess not. No need to upgrade for me then that is good. Anyway, good thinking about the front audio port moving away from below the PCI E port because I can't have a video card and front audio at the same time on my MoBo.
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a c 82 V Motherboard
June 4, 2013 4:07:36 PM

It is nice to see ITX get some attention.
Putting on-board audio on a daughtercard is a simple and effective way of completely isolating it from the path of motherboard power/ground plane noise and current loops. Much more difficult to mess up than directly on-board. Ideally, all semi-serious motherboard audio should be like that.
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a b V Motherboard
June 4, 2013 5:29:48 PM

Makes sense its a FM2 Board. Well from a AMD standpoint it makes a lot of sense for there to be smaller versions of there FM2 boards.
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June 4, 2013 5:39:56 PM

bigshootr8. There are plenty AMD ITX motherboard such as Asus E2KM1I-DELUXE, C60M1-I, E45M1-I DELUXE, E35M1-I and F1A75-I DELUXE.
You probably should say there is no high end AMD itx motherboard for gaming rigs since most of AMD itx MB is aiming for media center type of application. F1A75-I DELUXE. is probably closet one for gaming board.
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a b V Motherboard
June 4, 2013 5:49:51 PM

Yea more or less that is what I mean you don't see boards using their FX chips.
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June 4, 2013 6:15:33 PM

bigshootr8 said:
Yea more or less that is what I mean you don't see boards using their FX chips.


It isn't really AMD fault. It is more like motherboard manufacture don't see the need for AMD ITX gaming rig. Specially when you consider majority of player prefer Intel gaming rig than AMD. (Unless you are AMD die hard supporter.)

I have Asus M4A88T-I that I bought few years ago and I can install Phenom IIX6 on it. The other Zotac Geforce 8200 ITX Wifi I own also can Phenom x4. That time majority of Intel ITX MB are atom or celeron board has cpu build in.
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June 4, 2013 7:11:07 PM

Good to see mini ITX getting some love. That is a slick looking little board but Holy Daughter boards!. well they had to cram everything on a full sized board on that little guy so it makes sense. would be great to build a Lunchbox PC. this with the 4770K and a big sealed liquid cooler and a beefy GPU would even make a meal out of bigger PC's. wish other mobo makers would do this too
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June 4, 2013 11:11:50 PM

Always wanted to build a mini intel monster. Looks like the time is now. Need to sell my 2 gaming rigs first cause my apt is looking like a new egg warehouse lol
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June 6, 2013 5:32:54 PM

Looks great! I would like to use this in a new build but am afraid it might be too tall, any word on the height?
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June 7, 2013 6:26:54 AM

@dalethepcman
<q>VCR sized HTPC / light gaming rig here I come. I hope asus creates one of these for FM2+ chipset / Kaveri APU. Intel's onboard video still does not offer enough performance for my liking.
The 16x PCIe while great in theory is effectively useless. Any cases made for this size board are as diminutive as possible, adding a 13" full height video card would require a standard ATX power supply, much greater airflow, and a much larger enclosure.
At tat point, why would you stick an m-itx board in a m-atx case, just buy an matx board...</q>
There are actually mini-ITX cases that can accomodate 13" cards with good cooling. I just built one for a friend that with a GTX680 for a vid card.
Check this case out (Bitfenix Prodigy):
http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18406...
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June 20, 2013 11:58:21 PM

it is cool. but I would love to see 2 more things on this Mobo.

1- 16G (2x8G dual channel) ram soldered onboard (from behind) so we can reach 32G on that beast.

2- Another LAN , since there is no way to add any cards .
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June 21, 2013 12:01:16 AM

sandchicken said:
Looks great! I would like to use this in a new build but am afraid it might be too tall, any word on the height?


unless you are talking about very very slim cases , the hight is no issue here.
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