For our final installment, JJ put together a bunch of components for a mini-ITX Haswell build and took us through his build process. The motherboard itself is a Z87-I Deluxe, an upcoming mini-ITX Z87 board from ASUS. Also in the video you'll see JJ install ASUS' mini-ITX optimized GeForce GTX 670 DC Mini card. Finally, the chassis is pretty cool - it's the Lian Li PC-Q30.

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  • JDG1980 - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - link

    I suspect it was a deliberate marketing choice. If the CPU runs close to TjMax, then it goes bad sooner. The Intel warranty for CPUs is only three years. They want people to be buying upgrades at least that often. The easiest way for them to do this is to ensure that the CPUs die soon after the warranty expires. I wouldn't be surprised if the gap between the TIM and heatspreader was calculated down to the nanometer to create temperatures that would be unlikely to kill the CPU during the warranty period, but very likely to make it break down in the few years thereafter.
  • BlueReason - Sunday, June 23, 2013 - link

    You can protect your cpu from Intel's nefarious plans by wrapping it in tinfoil.
  • 8steve8 - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    When will the z87-i deluxe be available for sale in the USA?

    it seems to be the most interesting board, I like how the wifi doesn't need tiny cables to get to the antenna..

    is the DVI dual or single link?

    does asus have any 4770R products or any crystalwell products in the pipe?
  • michaelheath - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    "When will the z87-i deluxe be available for sale in the USA?"


    Honestly, it's the only Z87 board I'm interested in.
  • Haswell1150 - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    Why not go with thin mini iTX?
  • Minion4Hire - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    Because it's completely pointless if you're going to insert a card that sticks out of the board by four inches?
  • 8steve8 - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    because there is no thin mini itx lga 1150 board?
    if someone knows of one link it here?
  • Soulwager - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    I was hoping for the RoG Impact. :(
  • edmoncu - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    Lian Li cases are very overrated! Very expensive and uninspiring. The casing they used here is freakishly ugly! Exposing the kludgy innards of a computer with a glass where you have limited headroom anyways for cable management. Too many valuable ITX space is wasted with this one amazingly fugly case. I wouldn't go ITX if these type of cases were the only choice.
  • sxr7171 - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - link

    The high end cases are great. They extended their reach downmarket for a lot of their cases and kind of lowered their reputation. But some the cases in their line up are just great.

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