IMG 0194 Asus Nova PC: The Mini Dissected

Nothing a bit of screwing can’t resolve.

IMG 0192 Asus Nova PC: The Mini Dissected

Mini PCIe for Atheros Wireless G. The lone connector there provides an interface for the storage devices, a SATA hard drive and the optical drive.

IMG 0159 Asus Nova PC: The Mini Dissected

Heatpipes are a godsend when you try to cramp a desktop into a tissue box.

IMG 0178 Asus Nova PC: The Mini Dissected

The motherboard. Intel’s 946GZ chipset is used.

IMG 0180 Asus Nova PC: The Mini Dissected

3 phase CPU power regulation. We’ve done a little testing and this board will boot most, if not all 4x266MHz FSB Intel CPUs.

IMG 0173 Asus Nova PC: The Mini Dissected

The flipside. That’s the Southbridge, ICH7 under that heatsink.

IMG 0176 Asus Nova PC: The Mini Dissected

1GB RAM module. We tried a 2GB SODIMM and it worked fine.