Thanks for the welcome, Vicotnik! I really dig what you folks are doing here - I was quite happy to find this forum. wrt mITX vs. mATX
- I'm open to either, I just didn't find an ITX board that met my requirements (Z68, at least one eSATA, USB 3.0 headers on the board perfered).wrt the 24p bug
- I'm not too concerned. From what I've read, I can live with it. That, and I already have the i5-2500K, so my processor choice is locked.wrt alternative motherboards
I've looked at a lot of the boards recommended here. MSI Z68MA-ED55
Out because it doesn't support eSATA and no internal 3.0 headers.Zotac Z68-ITX
Out because there's no eSATA. And the board has got pretty crappy reviews on newegg. Power numbers look okay, though.Intel Boards
Maybe I'm missing something, but when I search
for Intel boards, there aren't any mITX or mATX boards with the Z68 chipset.
I'd appreciate other recommendations. And I'd still be interested to find out if anyone has idle power numbers on the ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z, or P8Z68-M.