- Feb 11, 2012
- ASUS P8Z77-M Pro
- i5-2500K OC @ 4.8 GHz
- HD 7750
- Mobile Phone
I know, that those goals are aggressive. After I've disassembled the base and did some measuring I have to say that it will be almost impossible to integrate a mini ITX board under the optical drive - it would fit, but there is only 15mm height available...
If I want USB 3.0 and an optical drive, I will have to wait for the Haswell NUC or will have to use the GIGABYTE BRIX GB-XM12-3227 (which only has 2 USB 3.0 ports)
Since you have your iMac in front of you and open, I was wondering if you might be able to answer a questions or two for me. If I didn't mind leaving the optical drive out, could a mini ITX board work? I would most likely use the Gigabyte H77N Wifi board that tony recommends with a low power IB, an i7-3770T most likely. I would plan on putting a 92 Noctua fan at the top of the dome and an SSD and 2.5 notebook HDD in one of those cases that is the size of one 3.5 HDD. Would most likely go with the Noctua NH-L9i cooler for the CPU. Would all that fit in there? It looks from the picture like an ITX board will fit, most concerned about the height of the CPU fan and the HDD and whether it will all fit. Any info you have would be much appreciated. Thanks.