May 6th, 2011

Zotac Mini ITX M880G

Product Features

The board is only a little bit smaller than the box, making it very mini indeed. It’s also completely festooned with heastinks though only a single 60mm, low profile fan.

RAM slots are in a fetching yellow and take almost the entire length of the PCB, but they’re tucked away near the edge with the 24pin power input. There’s 6, red coloured SATA ports that sit alongside the end of the DIMM slots and while they’re somewhat surrounded by inch high heatsinks, none of them are particularly difficult to acces. However if you had all of them full, it might be different to release them if you were using ones with locking clips.

Zotac M880G Mini ITX

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Zotac M880G Mini ITX

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Small Zotac logo on one of aluminium sinks.

Zotac M880G Mini ITX

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The twin WiFi aerial adapters at the rear hook up to this little card that presumably handles wireless connectivity. Just beneath this (depending on your orientation) is the PCIe 1x port sitting right on the edge of the board. As long as your case has some room at the base of the motherboard tray this shouldn’t cause any issues, but in a very tight build, coolers or EMI shields could cause some clearance issues.

Solid capcitors have been used in most instances which is nice to see as it has

Zotac M880G Mini ITX

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The rear connectors include: PS/2 keyboard connector, 4 x USB 2.0 ports, twin USB 3.0, display port, DVI and HDMI connectors as well as an ethernet port, twin WiFi aerial connectors and 3 x 3.5mm audio headers.

Zotac M880G Mini ITX

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The PCB is nice and dark so would fit in with a gamer theme if that’s what you’re going for with your rig.

Zotac M880G Mini ITX

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