Giveaway: Supermicro Z390 Mini-ITX Motherboard (C9Z390-CG-IW)by Ryan Smith on June 7, 2019 2:30 PM EST
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Taking us into the weekend, we have a new giveaway courtesy of the always awesome Supermicro. The company has sent our community team one of their Z390 Mini-ITX motherboards, the C9Z390-CG-IW, and one lucky ready is going to win it. So if you’re angling to build a new Mini-ITX system around one of Intel’s Socket 1151 9th Gen Core CPUs, then this may be just the part you need to get started.
The C9Z390-CG-IW is essentially a miniaturized version of Supermicro’s well-regarded ATX sized C9Z390-CG, taking a lot of the important elements from that board and putting it in a mini-ITX sized frame. There is a full-length PCIe 3.0 x16 slot with steel slot reinforcement and the board also includes two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots; one on the front and one on the rear. Also included are four SATA ports which feature straight-angled connectors.
|Supermicro C9Z390-CG-IW Mini-ITX Motherboard|
|Memory Slots (DDR4)||Two DDR4
Supporting 32 GB
Up to DDR4-3866
|Video Outputs||1 x HDMI 2.0a
1x DisplayPort 1.2
|Network Connectivity||Intel I219-V Gigabit
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 WiFi (2x2)
|Onboard Audio||Realtek ALC1220|
|PCIe Slots for Graphics (from CPU)||1 x PCIe 3.0 x16|
|Onboard SATA||4 x|
|Onboard M.2||2 x PCIe 3.0 x4|
|USB 3.1 (10 Gbps)||3 x Type-A Rear Panel
1 x Type-C Rear Panel
1 x Type-A Header
|USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)||2 x Type-A Rear Panel
2 x Type- A Header
|Power Connectors||1 x 24-pin ATX
1 x 8pin CPU
Controller-wise the board is using a Realtek ALC1220 HD audio codec to power the five 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output on the rear, an Intel I219V Gigabit controller for the single LAN port and a dual-band 802.11ac wireless networking adapter is also included. The rest of the rear panel is comprised of three USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A, one USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a PS/2 combo port and a pair of display outputs consisting of a DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0 ports.
The giveaway is running through June 21st and is open to all US residents. You can find the full discussion about the giveaway over on the AnandTech Forums.
Source: AnandTech Forums
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AdditionalPylons - Friday, June 7, 2019 - linkI’ve written it before, but could you please prefix these posts by “US only” already in the headline so that we know we don’t have to click on it only to get disappointed.
Reflex - Friday, June 7, 2019 - linkHas Anandtech ever run a international giveaway? I don't remember any. If they don't ever run them you can simply ignore these posts since they don't ever have an international option to be disappointed at not qualifying for.
Ryan Smith - Friday, June 7, 2019 - link"Has Anandtech ever run a international giveaway?"
In all fairness, we used to. But we weren't being legally complaint at the time. Now that we're owned by a real publisher, we have to follow the law. (and the law is that it's really, really hard to operate a multi-nation giveaway)
Reflex - Friday, June 7, 2019 - linkI wasn't aware you ever did, but then I wasn't looking for it back then. Is it fair to say now that it simply won't happen and that it would make more sense to put "International Giveaway" in the title if you somehow happen to run one (probably in partnership with someone who has those logistics)?
Xajel - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - linkI've always wondered why it's really hard? I mean every website I see put the excuse to be it's very hard, but non is actually explaining why and how!
Is it about the shipping (shipping tech/compute stuff) or other reasons.
webdoctors - Friday, June 7, 2019 - linkShould be Motherboard, missing the h in the title...
Ryan Smith - Friday, June 7, 2019 - linkOh for the love of Pete...
ManualFocusRing - Friday, June 7, 2019 - linkGood luck Everyone!
vailr - Friday, June 7, 2019 - linkSupermicroGaming's Facebook page has a picture of an interesting looking Supermicro branded PC case:
Any further info for online sellers of that case?
Reflex - Friday, June 7, 2019 - linkI still have my old SC750A somewhere around the house....