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Motherboard for mini-ITX Build in node 202?

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Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z97X-UD3H Black
CPU
Intel Core i5 4690K Unlocked Quad Core 3.5GHZ/3.9GHZ
Graphics
ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Strix OC 1253MHZ 4GB 7.0GHZ GDDR5
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I'm fairly certain on building a new Hackintosh. I just sold my old one and I miss it already. Need a small pc to keep at work for programming. Hopefully, someone could direct me. It's 2017, and I feel like every mini-ITX mobo I look for is unavailable, or the additional wifi/bt chip needed is sold out? (searching from Canada). The hardest part in picking a mobo is the wifi. I know most of the onboard chips don't work, could someone point me in the right direction for what mobo will work out of the box, or what additional chip for wifi I would need to purchase? THANKS!

What I need:
- WIFI!!!
- Displayport 4k monitor and HDMI for another 22" (thus a dedicated GPU)
- Small form factor case

Parts I plan on getting:
Case: Fractal Node 202
CPU: i5- 7500 (probably)
COOLER: Noctua NH-L9I
SSD: Samsung 850 256GB
RAM: 16 Gigabytes of anything
PSU: Corsair SF Series, SF600, SFX (or the one that comes with the node)
GPU: GTX 1050ti (or Something small with DisplayPort for my a 4k monitor and HDMI for 22" 1080p)

MOBO: ???
The Gigabyte GA-Z270N (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01NBNJI6T/?tag=tonymacx86c0c-20)
 

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The Gigabyte GA-Z270N is a good choice. Another one would be the ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac, which is also available in Canada. I've had a really good experience with my ASRock Z270M Pro4.

As for the Wifi, try searching for "Broadcom BCM94352Z" on eBay - there are lots of people selling this module.
 
Joined
Aug 23, 2015
Messages
19
Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z97X-UD3H Black
CPU
Intel Core i5 4690K Unlocked Quad Core 3.5GHZ/3.9GHZ
Graphics
ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Strix OC 1253MHZ 4GB 7.0GHZ GDDR5
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
The Gigabyte GA-Z270N is a good choice. Another one would be the ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac, which is also available in Canada. I've had a really good experience with my ASRock Z270M Pro4.

As for the Wifi, try searching for "Broadcom BCM94352Z" on eBay - there are lots of people selling this module.


Thanks for the input! So After searching around, I discovered the ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 has an HDMI and a Displayport onboard. I really don't need a dedicated GPU at this point, so just using the cpu graphics is fine! Lowering the initial cost of the build. I found this on amazon.ca and added it to the list. AzureWave Broadcom BCM94352HMB/BCM94352
(https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00JY6X9HM/?tag=tonymacx86c0c-20)


SO, there would be no additional parts required for me to get fully up and running with this build?


ASRock FATAL1TY Z270 GAMING-ITX
AzureWave Broadcom BCM94352HMB/BCM94352 802.11/ac/867Mbps WLAN + BT4.0 Half Mini PCI-E Card
Fractal Design Case FD-CA-NODE-202-BK
Corsair SF Series, SF600, SFX Form Factor, 600 Watt (600W)
Intel 7th Generation Core-i5 7500 Processor
Noctua Low-Profile Quiet CPU Cooler for Intel 115x Based Retail Cooling NH-L9I
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch
Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 2400
 
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