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[HW BBQ] "OMG ATX" Form factor is a joke- says Tim Handley of Gigabyte

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Some months ago, Tim Handley post with a huge box unofficially nicknamed as "OMG ATX" formfactor and certain sources revealed that to be a P67A-UD11.

We had an interview with Tim Handley and one of our guys asked a question to tell us more about the much rumoured P67A-UD11 otherwise nicknamed as the OMG-ATX form factor other than what some people already know and BOY!!!! He said it in his own way: Dude, the cake is a lie!!
http://www.hardwarebbq.com/2011/05/o...-says-tim.html

Edited by The Sorcerer - 5/14/11 at 9:01pm
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It kind of exists...

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You crushed my hopes Tim, I wanted something that huge and awesome staring at people who enter my domain.
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I think we need to take the motherboard to a larger form factor for enthusiasts like some of us on these forums...

There's just not enough slots on a standard ATX anymore... we need more PCIe, more SATA, more USB, etc. and the option to run more than one CPU would be nice. I am not talking about a server board, something similar but made for gaming.
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Originally Posted by tout View Post
I think we need to take the motherboard to a larger form factor for enthusiasts like some of us on these forums...

There's just not enough slots on a standard ATX anymore... we need more PCIe, more SATA, more USB, etc. and the option to run more than one CPU would be nice. I am not talking about a server board, something similar but made for gaming.
But you can do that with an non SR2 board easily
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But you can do that with an non SR2 board easily
This. Not sure why you would need more usb as most cases come with even more usb headers that you end up never using.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tout View Post
I think we need to take the motherboard to a larger form factor for enthusiasts like some of us on these forums...

There's just not enough slots on a standard ATX anymore... we need more PCIe, more SATA, more USB, etc. and the option to run more than one CPU would be nice. I am not talking about a server board, something similar but made for gaming.
do we really need more USB? I'm seeing more and more motherboards with over a dozen USB ports, and it seems kind of pointless to have that many, let alone more

I can fully understand the value a larger motherboard for more RAM slots and more PCI-e slots and more SATA ports (at which point I'd like to see some integrated hardware RAID controllers, perhaps even with slots of it sown to give it RAM for a buffer)...but do we really need more USB?
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I was hoping this was real though
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E-ATX isn't enough?
XL-ATX isn't enough?
Edited by qwertymac93 - 5/14/11 at 11:32pm
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bad link

use this
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...-motherboard/1
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