ECS Announces Odd A78F2-TI Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard

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it's not odd. it's perfect for a truly small form factor pc with really integrated soc like kaveri and carrizo. intel cooler mounting bracket was a smart idea from ecs design team. for a first..ish try, not bad. the bad things are that it lacks decent amount of sata, usb, audio ports for additional connectivity.
 

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THis is a good thing - it should allow you to use any of many mini ITXS cases that were previously intel only with lower graphics. this can give a much more functional system for HTPC use, although the audio is marginal..
 

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First of all the description on ebay is wrong, Samsung SSD runs on mSATA not mPCIe and
the what is point of showing the Asus mPCIe combo card? That thing has two type of slots, a mPCIe for wifi cards and mSATA for SSDs.
My point still stands that with the mPCIe slots on that ECS boards, not much else runs on mPCIe.
Here is the Samsung mSATA drive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147315
This is mPCIe (SATA)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA3KX16D4699
(IDE)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100008120%20600038516&IsNodeId=1&name=Mini%20PCIe%20%28PATA%29
 

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The reason it uses Intel mounting bracket is that Thin Mini ITX is a form factor developed by Intel for AIO PC's, all of the enclosures are designed to fit with the specifications that Intel developed and as such AMD needs to use it.
 

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I wrote a letter to them last week asking why I couldn't find this board anywhere. That's why XD Bout time they got this out the door. I need one of these so I can build an Intel Loop AOI with some gaming oomph :)
 

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It's just very hard to find one on market even now; and it's surprising that this is still the only thin-itx AMD motherboard after such a long time.
 
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