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yeah sugo-04 aint bad ...but imo it lacks 120mm exhaust on top to mount some of those eclosed water loops ...otherwise it would be perfect for my needs
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hl900, if you want to overclock, then you will want a 2500K processor and a Z68 or P67 chipset motherboard that supports overclocking. For instance, the Asus P8P67-M Pro would be a reasonable choice. For case, NZXT Vulcan or In Win Dragon Rider would be fine for a gaming tower that is a bit smaller than the typical mid tower ATX cases.

Unless, that is, you want to go a LOT smaller?

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The amount of Power Phases, smaller amount of RAM slots, usually less SATA ports. Thats about it.
You are describing mini ITX boards, not mATX. All of the X58 chipset mATX boards had a full six RAM slots, and a lot of socket 1156/1155 mATX boards have four RAM slots just like their bigger brethren, and most of them have the full compliment of chipset provided SATA ports. Also, how many power phases depends on the target market for the board. For instance, Asus makes RoG series mATX motherboards that are as capable as their full ATX counterparts. If you think about it, mATX is EXACTLY like ATX, just with the bottom three expansion slots lopped off. mATX has as much room for RAM slots and VRMs as ATX.
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Unless, that is, you want to go a LOT smaller?
mATX seems perfect. I'm surprised it's not what most people are running, along with SFF cases.
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mATX seems perfect. I'm surprised it's not what most people are running, along with SFF cases.
That's because a lot of gamers are trying to overcompensate for something.

Even at LAN parties, I go around looking at people's computers and the majority of non-SFF systems are fairly empty.
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That's because a lot of gamers are trying to overcompensate for something.

Even at LAN parties, I go around looking at people's computers and the majority of non-SFF systems are fairly empty.
Weird.

I believe I've settled on the Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 and Silverstone SG03B-F. I probably won't be OCing right away, but I'd like to be able to a little down the road.
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