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What is the benefit to reversing the mobo. It's an option I saw a while. I got the standard orientation but I was just curious.
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Inverted ATX? Sometimes it is better for modding/watercooling.
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It puts the video cards on top, which may aid cooling. All in all, the difference is probably negligible, hence such a configuration being uncommon.

You can also see the top(s) of your video card(s), which is nice.
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Originally Posted by t-ramp View Post
It puts the video cards on top, which may aid cooling. All in all, the difference is probably negligible, hence such a configuration being uncommon.

You can also see the top(s) of your video card(s), which is nice.
yeah, I wasn't sure if there was anything other than seeing the tops of the vid cards esp w/ with blocks. It is always disappointing that you can't see those beauties. thanks for the reply!
post #5 of 15
There can certainly be build specific reasons (my "Bulldog" project will benefit from reverse ATX), but I think the two most common ones are to be different and to be able to see your system if the case has to be on the left side of your desk.
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or u have a heavy cpu cooler and just like to rest it on the floor

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post #7 of 15
I had some nice EK GPU blocks in my rig last year and they had plexi tops on,with my case being reverse you could see into the GPU block through side of case.

Looked kinda neat i suppose.
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Helps with tube length too if your main rad and pump assembly is in the pedestal.

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post #9 of 15
Reverse ATX is just sexy all around. less distance for PSU cables to travel to the motherboard, graphics cards look way better, CPU block typically has less tubing distance making for a cleaner build.

There's lots of reasons.... oh, and reverse ATX is sexy. And the ladies love it. What more do you want?
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Yeah for me it's more about which side of the desk it sits.
     
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