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Yet another Thin ITX board we probably won't see much of this side of the pond.....

FreeKnight

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I was trying to chase a thin mitx board around the Z97 era to stuff into an SNES. Eventually gave up because the price/availability was so brutal here.

Now between gamestream and launchbox, retroarch, etc the motivation has kind of died
 

Vittra

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I Really wish this format would catch on in NA. Low powered APUs packaged in a small case with external DC in for power is something I want access to.

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.

1) https://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-160-XT

2) https://loneindustries.com/products/52

3) https://hdplex.com/hdplex-200w-dc-atx-power-supply-16v-24v-wide-range-voltage-input.html

4) https://hdplex.com/hdplex-400w-hi-fi-dc-atx-power-supply-16v-24v-wide-range-voltage-input.html

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 :ROFLMAO:
 

sswilson

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Yeah, I used a Pico PSU with an early mitx build I did in an M350

 

JD

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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.
 

Shadowarez

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just hope there is a list of available boards when these hit would make a nice 2nd system in the current build. it'll be my linux testing ground.
 

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