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Buying advice (mini-itx network appliance)

steven0
Beginner
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Hello,

I'm building a mini-itx network appliance that will have a number of subnets attached to it. In the past I've had a lot of luck with Intel Desktop boards in similar minimalist roles (NAS, etc), but having trouble finding something newer than D525/D510 for this particular role.

The reason for the need of something newer, I've got a PCI-E 4-port NIC I'd like to use for this build, but can't find an Atom board that supports PCI-E. Also, I've been quite disappointed from non-Intel motherboard manufacturers (Asrock, Biostar, etc), they all seem to fail within 1-2 years, whereas my Intel D510 and D525's are still going strong after many years of continual 24/7 use. Am wanting something I can turn on and not worry about other than OS/software updates.

Thank you,

Steven

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Unfortunately, Intel exited the Desktop Boards business back in 2013-2014. The last mITX boards were released in 2012. The last for Core processors was the DH77DF. The last with Atom-level processor was the DN2800MT -- and you are correct; no conventional PCIe slots were supported.
These boards are still available in small quantities on sites like Amazon, eBay and Alibaba, but that's it.
...S

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Unfortunately, Intel exited the Desktop Boards business back in 2013-2014. The last mITX boards were released in 2012. The last for Core processors was the DH77DF. The last with Atom-level processor was the DN2800MT -- and you are correct; no conventional PCIe slots were supported.
These boards are still available in small quantities on sites like Amazon, eBay and Alibaba, but that's it.
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steven0
Beginner
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Thanks for your reply and information Scott, I'll try my luck with some of the other manufacturers around. Really miss those rock-solid Intel boards right now.

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