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I'd like to move from a full ATX to a mini tower (mATX) but can't find any good boards?... Will decreasing from 990fx hurt performance? Also I have to be able to OC on the new board too, so I can get my 1090t back up to 4ghz rolleyes.gif Any recommendations?
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Unfortunately, there really are none that are for the enthusiast end. Shrinking just doesn't work with the AM3/AM3+ platform. However, you can shrink your case, and the Lian Li PC-A05FN does that. 

Club: http://www.overclock.net/t/880913/the-official-lian-li-pc-a05-club

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Unfortunately, there really are none that are for the enthusiast end. Shrinking just doesn't work with the AM3/AM3+ platform. However, you can shrink your case, and the Lian Li PC-A05FN does that. 
Club: http://www.overclock.net/t/880913/the-official-lian-li-pc-a05-club

Thanks for the suggestion, but how much smaller is it going to be versus my current case, Thermaltake Mk-1 Chaser? I'm currently looking at the Fractal Design R4 thumb.gif
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The PC-A04FN is 210x385x500mm, or 40.425 L. The Thermaltake Mk-1 Chaser is 567.9x237x581.6mm, or 78.279 L. The Thermaltake is roughly twice as big in volume - so think of cutting your case in half.

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