You can convert standard ATX power on an ITX with a Pico-PSU, G-Unique, or HDPlex. Not ideal as this is an additional cost and component to worry about, but it does allow you to pick any ITX board you wish.
HDPlex have combos which effectively replace the brick as well, but you need room for that. Probably the best example of it in action is from OptimumTech -
G-Unique isn't affiliated with Lone, it's just their preferred unit to bundle for simplicity and the link is convenient to show the product.
With the announcement at Computex of the 5xxx APUs coming to retail I'll be waiting and getting a 5600G and whatever ITX I decide on in August for my L5, unless I get SSDs to replace my HDDs and end up stuffing a server into it instead
Shouldn't be much to this other than a few pics and some comments about Tiger Direct's Abysmal service here in Canada..... ;) Here's the new hardware I've received to date. AMD A8 6500 (Highest 65W A series proc I could find), Noctua NH-L9a low profile Cooler, Mini Box M350 mITX case...
Yeah I don't see much need in a DIY market for these sorts of things. ASRock, Gigabyte, and Zotac all make "NUCs", plus there's a growing number of white-label brands in Chinese marketplaces too. Even getting something like a prebuilt Lenovo "Tiny" has become pretty affordable when there's sales.
I think for the most part, places where people used a Mini PC, that workload can be handled by an even cheaper/lower power "Pi" ARM-based device.
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