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ZOTAC LGA 1156 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard H55ITX-A-E

by Zotac

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  • ZOTAC Intel H55 Express chipset, Socket LGA 1156, Mini-ITX Motherboard
  • Intel Core i3, i5, i7 (800 series), Core Processors with Intel HD Graphics
  • DDR3-1066/1333, 2 x 240 pin DDR3 DIMM slots, up to 8GB ram
  • Intel HD Graphics, Clear Video HD technology, DirectX 10, Shader Model 4.0, OpenGL 2.1
  • 1 x PCI Express x16, 1 x mini PCI Express (occupied by WiFi module), 6 SATA, 1 eSATA, 14 USB ports

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 2.8 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0033Q4NJ2
  • Item model number: H55ITX-A-E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 9, 2010

Product Description

Take small form factor computing to a whole new level of performance with the ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi mini-ITX platform and LGA1156 socket Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors with Intel QuickPath technology. The ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi is the perfect foundation for a high-performance small form factor PC with support for high-speed DDR3-1333 MHz memory technology and PCI Express x16 expansion, all in a miniature mini-ITX platform.Despite the miniature size, the ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi features 10 USB 2.0 ports, 7.1-channel high-definition audio, digital optical S/PDIF audio output, 6 SATA 3.0Gb/s ports and one eSATA port for maximum expansion and connectivity. Integrated 802.11n WiFi (300Mb/s) technology delivers lightning-fast network transfers up to 300Mb/s for performance that’s up to three times the speed of conventional 100Mb/s Ethernet without the need of wires on the ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By P. Hanson on February 28, 2010
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Preordered this motherboard and got it installed last week. Been testing throughout the weekend and it is a great HTPC board I have to say! Love the 10 USB ports and the 2 internal connections for up to 4 more in the case. Make sure you have HDMI audio enabled when outputting to it. Also make sure to update bios to enable CPU fan throttling and turn off the evaluation message.

Have yet to overclock the board but it is possible from what I've seen in the bios.

SPECS: i3-530, Zotac H55, 4gb G-Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600, 1.5 TB HD in a Apex MI-008 case, Haupauge WinTV-HVR-1600, Win 7 64bit and BD-ROM.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jesse on August 29, 2010
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I am currently writing this review with my ZOTAC H55ITX board on Ubuntu over a WIFI connection. Ubuntu was able to detect everything except for the RA Link WIFI PCIe card. RA Link does have Linux source files on their driver site. With a little bit of work I was able to get WIFI working just fine which is rare in the Linux world, normally you have to jump through hoops for WIFI. This board is excellent, I am currently using it for Linux gaming with a ATI graphics card over a HDMI connection.

i3 530
2gb G.Skill DDR3 1333
Silver stone copper core cooler
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Stuart E. Fischbach on June 24, 2010
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Wanted to replace my PS3 with a more optioned alternative, using way less power, in my 5th wheel RV ... this system is awesome; even the built-in HD Graphics from Intel perform flawlessly on BluRay disks - no artifacts/delays. The built-in WiFi (N) is a joy. Using a Core i3 2.93Ghz Cpu and low-power 1.5Tb WD drive, I now have a very competent home media center that is small, and uses little power.
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There are enough reviews explaining it's features and what is cool and not-so-cool about the board. But apparently there weren't enough telling everybody about what could happen if you use a "supported" i7 CPU with the board.

I built the entire system around this board, a nice Silverstone SG07 case and an I7-860 CPU. Everything went along just fine until I ran it through a few burn-in tests. It passed my first 10 minute round of Prime95 testing. The temps were a bit warm as expected, but stayed well within spec with the stock cooler, stock clockings, and large case fan. Nothing was ever OC'd. Then a few hours later, the board died along with that lovely burning electronics odor.

Before replacing the board I did a lot more digging around both on-line and at my local retailer. Apparently these Zotac 1156 boards don't like i7 CPU's very much. There have been quite a few other returns for just this very reason. Which is probably why the Intel board with the same chipset doesn't support it. My guess is the VRM just can't handle the extra power the i7 requires. Ultimately, I just ditched the case/MB and went with a full tower build. I wasn't ditching my CPU for an i3/5, and this board was already dead anyways.

If you are looking for a mini-ITX build for an i3 or i5 proc, this is otherwise a very solid board. I like the features and it worked very well for the whole 24 hours it was running. I just wish they wouldn't advertise that it could work with a CPU when it clearly can not.
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