GIGABYTE H55M-USB3 Motherboard packs in the features in a diminutive form factor

by Rafael Hernandez on May 3, 2010 · 0 comments

A full-sized computer makes sense when you’re constantly tossing in a ton of expansion cards and storage in order to keep your system up to its stated design goal. Since most people don’t have such lofty goals why not downsize to save some space?

The GIGABYTE H55M-USB3 Motherboard sports LGA1156 (Core i3, i5, and i7) support as well as that newfangled USB 3.0 connectivity to keep things speedy all in a MicroATX form factor. HardOCP has the review:

GIGABYTE did a good job with the H55M-USB3’s layout, with room to spare around all critical components and no real tight spots to speak of. That’s quite an achievement, given the small form factor nature of the board. From what I could tell, the board’s serial number is on a white sticker along the outside edge of the 24-pin ATX power connector, while the board revision is silk screened in the upper left corner of the board. The board used in testing was a version 1.0 model. For the H55M-USB3’s power regulation requirements, GIGABYTE chose to use high quality polymer solid-electrolyte capacitors throughout.

Impressive and going by their overclocking results this might just be a good choice for that beastly mini-rig you have planned.

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