The Motherboard and CPU Cooler
The components that received a new standard were the motherboard and the CPU cooler.
For its do-it-yourself all-in-one computer standard, Intel is proposing a new Thin Mini-ITX standard. The main differences between the new Thin Mini-ITX form factor and the standard Mini ITX are the following:
- Use of only half the height, by cutting the maximum height allowed for the connectors on the rear panel. This allows the all-in-one computer to be thinner.
- A header to allow the LCD panel to be connected directly to the motherboard.
- A DC-DC converter circuit to allow the external power supply to be connected directly to the motherboard.
- Memory modules are installed parallel to the motherboard, allowing the all-in-one computer to be thinner.
The motherboard shown in Figures 6 and 7 is an Intel DH61AGL.
As for the CPU cooler, Intel standardized its size and the location of its screws. The blower shown comes with the Loop LP-2150. The cooler shown in Figure 8 is an Intel HTS1155LP.