[mythtv-users] Those tasty Zotac boards

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Jun 17 08:56:47 UTC 2009

Matthew Keefe wrote:
>> I'm pretty certain the tallest point on the board is not actually the
>> heatsink, but the 3-port analog audio header on the back of it.
>> Those are usually right around 1.75 - 1.85 inches, so, I don't see any
>> way you could get it into anything less than that in height.
> Hmm, that's a bummer.  I'll give them a call and see what they say.  If I
> find out anything interesting I'll let you guys know.  Perhaps other itx
> boards have a lower profile though I doubt that's the case.
> Well, it's something to mull over.  Thanks for the pointers fellas
It won't do, since the mini-ITX spec allows for a standard back ATX panel which 
will be a standard height: around 1.75 inches. The board and components behind 
are usually lower, but the panel is your show-stopper.

While idly investigating such boards I have seen others which don't have the 
back panel, instead having headers for all services, presumably for 
vehicle/automation use. You might do better with one of those if low height is 
your thing.


Mike Perkins

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