Friday, 10 June 2011

Integrating An Intel Desktop Board DQ67EP Into An Antec ISK 300-150 Caveat

We were putting together a desktop for a client that requires a couple of small form factor units.

  • Intel Desktop Board DQ67EP Mini-ITX
  • Intel Core i5-2400S CPU
  • 4GB Kingston RAM
  • 500GB 2.5” 7200 RPM Seagate SATA
  • Slim DVD-RW Optical
  • Antec ISK 300-150 Mini-ITX chassis

When we went to install the board we found the following:


There is a blank where a fan should go to the right of the stock fan. The clasps protrude past the housing quite a bit.

Well, with this particular board Intel has dropped the power supply connector on that side of the board right where one of the clasps was.

So, out came the handy side cutters and off went the clasp. :)

As we can see, with the clasp gone, the board can be installed with ease.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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