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mini itx with pci 16?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by harryc, 27 Sep 2009.

  1. harryc


    Joined: 6 Aug 2008

    Posts: 36

    anybody know of a mother board which is mini itx, and has dual pci 16 slots? i want to use it in conjunction with the In-Win BM648, which has 2 low profile expansion slots in which i want to use in a crossfire setup with 2 ATI Radeon HD 4550's, anybody know of a board?
  2. nightmare99


    Joined: 19 Oct 2006

    Posts: 3,687

    It's not possible I'm afriad, the Mini-ITX spec only allows for one expansion slot. The two expansion slots can only be used if you have a Mini-DTX mainboard of which there arent any.
  3. Azza


    Joined: 6 Dec 2005

    Posts: 35,720

    Location: Birmingham

    Such a motherboard does not exist. That case won't fit those cards in. The PSU in the case won't be able to cope.
  4. harryc


    Joined: 6 Aug 2008

    Posts: 36

    ahh ic, hmmm whats the best mini itx mobo with a exp slot? with the ability to run quadcore processors? i know that the x58 asus rampage has one but i'm looking into just normal quadcore
  5. cmndr_andi


    Joined: 23 Apr 2009

    Posts: 12,040

    Location: Glasgow

    If you are meaning the Asus Rampage II Gene, then that is a micro ATX board - a bit bigger than a mini ITX board.

    This board is very nice indeed and can run Core 2 Duo and Quad CPUs. This board has a single PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot, which is pretty much the best you can find for this board size.
  6. Hotwired


    Joined: 17 Aug 2009

    Posts: 7,910

    There is a mini-itx x58 board?

    The Asus Rampage II Gene is a micro ATX board.

    There's a fair few mini-ITX boards by Zotac which have 775 sockets and are good for the best of those cpus including the quads.

    *edit: I don't believe it. All my thunder stolen while I browsed Zotacs website :(