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Page of requirements for new motherboards, and potential examples

Newest Socket and chipset is 1150, H,Z, or Q87, for 4th gen I7s. Previous are on 1155, and 77.

Two form factors are Mini-ITX and Thin Mini-ITX. Thin Mini-ITX uses mobile ram, and external 19V power, but is half height. Many options only available in this form factor.

Hard requirements

  1. 2x GbE ports
  2. 2x Mini Pci or PciE slots, (1 half height ok)
  3. Intel AMT support for power on, power off, restart
  4. Both mini ports on top side of motherboard
  5. ITX form factor
  6. Desktop Processor support

Soft Requirements

  1. Desktop Ram
  2. 2 full height mini slots
  3. Serial redirection over Lan
  4. Onboard video support


Name mPciE Full Height mPciE Half Height form factor socket price
ASUS Q87T/CSM 1 1 thin-itx 1150 $150
JetWay JNF9G-QM77 1 1 mobile ITX G2, 3rd gen mobile $200
Zotac H87ITX msata populated ITX 1150 $87.99
Gigabyte GA-Q87TN msata 1 thin-itx 1150 $155.99
Intel DQ77KB 1 1 thin-itx 1155 $155
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