was previously known as "Small Guy" and soon to be
- Mar 17, 2008
- 2015 VW Polo 1.2 TSI
Yep, they were pulled from the market during the recall. In fact, it was about a month before you could buy an 1155 MOBO again. You could get a Sand Bridge but not a board for it. Also, the issue had nothing to do with video. It was an issue with the SATA 6GiB chipset.As far as I know you can't buy the "old" non B3 motherboards with the fault anywhere
I don't know about the Gigabyte boards (they also make a couple of H67 Sandy Bridge boards), but the Asus boards have an EFI BIOS, which is much simpler to navigate (you can even use a mouse and some functions are drag and drop).Thanks, this helps me out a lot. I think I prefer an Asus board to a Gigabyte too.
Edit: The Q11 seems to be sold out everywhere as well sadly. I like the really small footprint, it's so much smaller than LianLi's mATX cases. Anyone else make a case like the Q11?
What case are you using?I stick mostly with Mini-ITX because I don't do much gaming or CPU stressing, so I really need very little space for adequate GPU and airflow. That Q-11 case is awesome, and I really wish I knew about it when I built my current box. I just spent a few minutes looking at their other mITX cases and I really want one.
I guess the suppliers here would get their shipments around April 21st too then... not that far off, but I'm not really the type to wait around once I decide to do something.As for the Q11 case, the store I use in Australia is saying an ETA of 21st April for their next stock. Another similar case is the Lian Li PC-Q08, which is lower, but a little wider and deeper than the Q11. Of the other manufacturers, Silverstone seem to make a lot of small form factor cases, probably the closest to the Q11 is the Fortress FT03, which is quite tall, but not very deep. It will take a microATX board. One draw back of it that it only accepts a slot loading optical drive, which limits your options. The only ITX case made by Fractal Design is a NAS box .. you could build a PC in it, but it has no space for an optical drive (you'd need a USB optical drive to go with it).
As for shipping cases long distances .. I bought my Fractal Define R3 from a store 800 km away ... it arrived in perfect condition.
Yeah, I should. Only thing is as I've been saying my old computer is dying.Wait for the Q11. Only 10 sleeps away