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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  • coolhund - Friday, June 21, 2013 - link

    10 USB ports plus internal ones. Wow, I wish more mainboards would have that many. :(
  • theGryphon - Thursday, June 27, 2013 - link

    Hey JJ, did Z87i-Deluxe just got renamed to Z87I-Pro? -->

    I understand it may have been done for product placement vs the ROG mITX board, and I hope it means a more affordable price for the Z87I-Pro.

    Finally, release the dang thing already!!! :)
  • Chad Shephard - Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - link

    Can anyone suggest a case like the Mac mini. i'll be using an SSD
  • theGryphon - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - link

    Hey guys, look at this "Pro" sticker on Z87I-Pro:

    I bet it says "Deluxe" under there ;)

    So far, the only difference I've noticed between Pro and Deluxe is that Deluxe comes with Wifi-AC, but Pro comes with Wifi-N. I don't know if Deluxe supports Thunderbolt on top of that but I doubt it. Heck, I'm not even sure if Pro will come to the US...
  • theGryphon - Friday, July 12, 2013 - link

    I found the other difference between Z87I-Pro and Z87I-Deluxe. Pro does not have TPU, hence it's not advertising 4-Way optimization thing. Not a terrible loss but yet another way to differentiate the Deluxe line...

    Actually, I started to think they may really have done away with Z87I-Deluxe in favor of the Impact ROG board. Z87I-Pro is now listed at but Deluxe is nowhere to be seen yet...
  • theGryphon - Saturday, July 13, 2013 - link

    Alright, Z87I-Deluxe is here:

    That also confirms it: The only difference between Pro and Deluxe is wireless AC. Let's see how much of a price difference that makes...
  • PCBLDR - Friday, July 26, 2013 - link

    For the love of .... When will ASUS release this MB into the North American Market - I have tried to reach ASUS but no luck. Anyone hear of the release date?

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