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Our experiment in microATX performance illustrates a few concepts that seam to have escaped many enthusiasts in recent years. The first of these is that you don’t really need a big case to achieve stellar performance.

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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/microatx-gaming-overclocked,3039.html
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BAHAHAHAAHA THAT WAS HARD AND DESERVED A WHOLE ARTICLE biggrin.gif

I feel like toms writes articles like these to troll the enthusiast crowd

Heat Sink:PNY XLR8 / Asetek Integrated Liquid Cooling
Edited by discipline - 10/4/11 at 11:55pm
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O_O

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Although it doesnt seem to say what the ambient temperature is, those temps are not that bad with just 2 120mm rads. Ive gotten some recommendation of using 3x 120 mm rads for just 1 GPU and CPU in the water cooling sections. (although the gpu in the source uses air and water)
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Originally Posted by discipline;15184859 
BAHAHAHAAHA THAT WAS HARD AND DESERVED A WHOLE ARTICLE biggrin.gif

I feel like toms writes articles like these to troll the enthusiast crowd

Heat Sink:PNY XLR8 / Asetek Integrated Liquid Cooling

Not sure I understand what your beef is with the article.

It's not like there's anything else to be covering right now anyway. Bulldozer isn't out yet, X79 isn't out yet, etc.
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The source sounded like full custom loop at first. M-itx builds under water are much more fun to look at as they take skill.

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I want but replace the 2 gtx 580s with a 6990 or a matrix 590
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That actually looks pretty cool imo... :|
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I too think that looks very nice & neat.

would love to have such a set-up.
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I read the title and was like... sweet. Then I saw the pics and was like... Really?
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