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E-ATX isn't enough?
XL-ATX ins't enough?
XL-ATX is fine, the issue is there needs to be more cases that are affordable and offer standard case features such as removable filters, grommetted cable management holes, space for basic watercooling and the like that will fit such a board. I personally dislike my case but I got it because at $125 it was the cheapest case that would fit my motherboard. The cheapest good case to fit an XL-ATX board is the Xigmatek Elysium which isn't even available in the US yet, I think its $150 or something. After that its the Lian Li pc p80 for $300 and then its Case Labs and Mountain Mods at $400+.
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E-ATX isn't enough?
XL-ATX ins't enough?
How many boards are there in those form factors? Not many, that's the point.
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How many boards are there in those form factors? Not many, that's the point.
Because they're made for a niche market.
    
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XL-ATX is fine, the issue is there needs to be more cases that are affordable and offer standard case features such as removable filters, grommetted cable management holes, space for basic watercooling and the like that will fit such a board. I personally dislike my case but I got it because at $125 it was the cheapest case that would fit my motherboard. The cheapest good case to fit an XL-ATX board is the Xigmatek Elysium which isn't even available in the US yet, I think its $150 or something. After that its the Lian Li pc p80 for $300 and then its Case Labs and Mountain Mods at $400+.
If you're spending the cash to run an SR2 setup, you have the cash to buy a decent case for it. 150 bucks ain't gonna cut it for all of the features you're looking for, unless it's built out of paper thin steel, at which, what's the point?
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I personally think we should have 20" x 20" motherboards.

It's a Desktop sitting next to my desk - why must it be little?
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Because they're made for a niche market.
True but go to newegg and look for extended or XL form factor motherboards...

there's just one for AMD and 8 for Intel. There needs to be more for AMD.
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Thanks for ruining my hearing. Worst post ever.
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Well, as it turns out, the cake isn't a lie...
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True but go to newegg and look for extended or XL form factor motherboards...

there's just one for AMD and 8 for Intel. There needs to be more for AMD.
The reason for that is that it's primarily an Intel market. These are boards for extreme enthusiasts, and because of that they're more likely to go Intel because they'll get a superior CPU.
    
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