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  • Gigabyte H55N Mini ITX Motherboard Review
  • Gigabyte H55N Mini ITX Motherboard Review


    Board Layout and Features

    As you can imagine Mini-ITX is a pretty small board, especially when compared to the full sized motherboards enthusiasts normally deal with.  Despite the smaller size there are still a fair amount of features available. 

    Processor support consists of any 1156 processor including the Core i7-800, Core i5, and Core i3.  A 6 phase analog PWM can be found onboard along with 2x memory slots supporting up to 8GB of dual channel DDR3 memory. 
    There are a couple of fan headers near the CPU socket for the system heatsink and case fan.  Any additional cooling needs must be handled by your PSU directly..
    Nearby you will find 4 SATA drive connections next to the front panel pins and 2 additional USB headers.   Standard 24pin power is required with a 4pin 12v connector for the CPU. 
    The IO Panel features many of the common connections such as PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse ports, digital audio over optical, 4x USB2 ports, 2x USB3, and 1x eSATA. There is only a single RJ-45 network connection, and 6 analog audio plugs.  Onboard video is very robust with 3 connections available, 1x D-Sub, 1x DVI-D, and 1x HDMI.  Onboard graphics can be disabled in the BIOS or used in conjunction with any add-on graphics card you happen to install.