Intel i350-T4 Questions For Lenovo M720Q Tiny

I have been looking to find a Intel i350-T4 that fits inside a Levono M720Q Tiny for $100.00

When searching on ebay it seems that they look like they are all full height.

I'm pretty sure that a half height card will be needed to fit.

Does anyone have experience with finding this card?

Is there any specific company/brand version of this card that should be avoided for openwrt?

you're supposed to remove the regular pci slot bracket anyway, so it shouldn't matter ?

the card has to be 150mm MAX.

I think in terms of it fitting in the case it would?

Though, have never put a pcie card in a mini pc before not sure

All the I350-T4 cards have the same size more or less a few mm.
i bought this one :

all PCBs are almost identical

150mm max in length or width?

you have built in this mini pc before?

length

Yes i have one with a I350-T4

two different things though.

the slot cover have no importance, since you remove it, and use the one from/designed for Lenovo.

when it comes to the physical size, seems @shdf already answered your question, there's usually a reference design, sizes will not differ much.

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Thank you, should I be worried about width or heigh?

firmware chipsets too? for driver comptability?

Ah thank you for the link, located in the US though unfortunately.

they're seldom/never stated in the auctions (ebay), it's a parameter you can't control,
and probably shouldn't care about.

if you're worried, get it from a seller accepting returns.

you shouldn't be worried about anything, as i told you the size is more or less the same for all I350-T4 cards. they will all fit inside the lenovo.
The chipset is I350, same driver for all cards.

here is mine :

not a lot of air between those ports, and the back of the NIC :slight_smile:

and if anyone want a 2x SFP+ card, the supermicro AOC-STGN-I2S is the one to go. the V2 is shorter but the V1 also fit in the case :

All you need to know about those Lenovo M720q/M920q Tiny PC can be found here :

The 1st page summarizes the whole topic.

@randoctr i bought a few days ago a 4x RTL8125B NIC :
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004084695541.html
i'll receive it in a few days, it's even smaller than the I350 and has 2.5Gbps ports. i'll do some test to see if it worth it against the I350 for home use.

Thank you for the link.

Just to confirm a few things,

  1. The wifi card does not need to be removed for the intel i350-t4? (would like to keep wifi)

  2. A 135W power adapter should be purchased for used with the i350 card?

  3. I don't really need to worry about the size of card as most of the ones on ebay will probably fit and not go pass 150mm max

  4. "16x" riser card 01AJ940 will work. According to this guide link

  5. The only compatible baffle is from superbuy baffle
    Superbuy seems to offer faster shipping time vs aliexpress for me (in the U.S)

you can keep the wifi card, but it's almost useless (from my point of view). You can only use the 2.4Ghz for the wifi, as it's an intel chip, the 5Ghz radio will not work. Better use an external AP, unless the 2.4Ghz is enough for you but with 1 antena it's not a great wifi...

i have both the 65w and the 135w adapter. the 65w is enough, i think the 135w is necessary when you use the grafic card. up to now i didn't have any problem using the default 65w adapter so i guess it should be enough.

yes. With the I350 cards there are rooms left on the back, so they should all fit in the case with no problem.

yes, but as you can see on the PCB, it will work as a PCIE x8, even if the slot is x16.
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no, you can buy the baffle elsewhere, but on superbuy it seems to be less expansive. there is also someone on reddit that prints it with a 3D printer, and he sell it for $9.
i bought mine on Ebay for 23€ :face_with_diagonal_mouth:

brackets are available separately for $5 + shipping. Threaded inserts are installed and hardware for cards to attach to bracket are included.

you just have to ask him for a I350-T4 Baffle for Lenovo M720Q.

You're over thinking this ... :slight_smile:
The baffle is available on US eBay packaged with the PCIe riser, search for the Lenovo SKUs.