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Get some Mini-ITX magic as we dive into the new Maximus VII Impact. Dig the density of its hardware, and build a PC that packs a neat mPCIe Combo card, combining M.2 PCI-E x4 that delivers up to 32Gbps throughput and a bundled 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter. Together with up to 16GB of DDR3, SupremeFX quality audio and overclocking performance like you’re using a full ATX board, build small, but accept no compromise.
Mini-ITX fans your time is now: the Impact is here! With no less than five daughterboards for all its features, the Maximus VII Impact is the most densely packed board to date. See the full details and gallery inside.
Inspired by the Greek mythology, the Garden of Hesperides by Miax (Nwar – Modding) features a watercooled H97-I Plus mini-ITX motherboard buried in the middle of a gold veined on black Fractal Design Node 304. The spring-mounted roof cleverly lifts with minimal effort, while the ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II has been adorned with its optional gold stickers to match the overall design.
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Source: Republic of Gamers, France
At Computex 2014, ASUS has shown off two motherboards with USB 3.1 – codenamed Shadowcat (mini-ITX) and Quicksilver (ATX). ASMedia USB 3.1 chipsets are available later this year, so if you’re ready for an upgrade for 10Gbps transfers, stay tuned to ASUS as it’s already ahead of the curve in design, validation and certification!
Anandtech’s Maximus VI Impact review dives into the details of the mini-ITX ROG motherboard, eventually awarding it with its Editors’ Choice Silver award. Anandtech describes the ASUS ROG Maximus VI Impact as “nearer the pinnacle of mini-ITX design than any design previous”.
The guys at Cooler Master have just launched their Elite 130 mini-ITX case, and to demonstrate its huge potential in tiny form factors they’ve used an ROG’s Maximus VI Impact to build a mini-ITX gaming PC. For those wanting to see a full unboxing of the Elite 130, click inside.