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Recommendations for mini-ITX Motherboard with Fully Functional Integrated Video

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Hello!

I am an old member but haven't built a CustoMac in several years, but would like to re-learn. I want to build a small form factor, relatively silent rig using the Streacom F1C-Evo case:

https://www.coolerguys.com/products/streacom-f1c-evolution-chassis

This case does not support a graphics card, and my computing needs are fairly simple and not graphics intensive. So I am looking for suggestions for motherboards (mini-ITX only) that have solid integrated graphics support in High Sierra. I will be driving only a single monitor (a 27" Thunderbolt 2 Apple display) that has only a hardwired Thunderbolt 2 male connector for input. I realize I will need an adapter for this, and there seem to be both USB-C and HDMI adapters out there--although it's not clear to me if on-board USB-C would function as a Thunderbolt 3 port for IGP video out in a CustoMac build.

Thank you for your time and suggestions.
 

Stork

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Buyer's Guide is goo place to start as you probably know. The Gigabyte and ASUS ITX motherboards would be the first place to start looking. Make sure the processor you choose also supports on-board Intel graphics.
 

trs96

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Hello!

I will be driving only a single monitor (a 27" Thunderbolt 2 Apple display) that has only a hardwired Thunderbolt 2 male connector for input. I realize I will need an adapter for this, and there seem to be both USB-C and HDMI adapters out there--although it's not clear to me if on-board USB-C would function as a Thunderbolt 3 port for IGP video out in a CustoMac build.

Thank you for your time and suggestions.
There is only one Z370 ITX motherboard with Thunderbolt onboard. You'll obviously need a TH3 to TH2 adapter. Use search.
ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Mini-ITX
 
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Thank you Stork and trs96. I have used the search tool before posting and found the ASRock board, but have not found anyone having success getting the Thunderbolt 3 port to work with High Sierra. Otherwise it looks like a solid board. I also did browse the Buyer's Guide and although the Intel graphics with the 300 chipset seems to work for many users, it also seems highly CPU build dependent, with native acceleration on some builds recognized but not on others. I'll keep reading, and I appreciate the help.
 

trs96

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