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I would even question this. I was at an AMD event in Austin early this year and spoke with a case modder about this. His designs are all ultra small and yet he achieves amazing overclocks and very cool operation. He was explaining to me that people make the mistake of thinking the amount of air flow was the best way to cool. He then showed me how using a smaller space with well directed air flow can achieve the same and even better results.

QFT! This is why the TJ08-e is such a good case. It doesn't help o have a random hurricane in your case--But a wind tunnel on the other hand can work wonders.
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Well, many bigger heatsinks have issues fitting on many mITX mobos.

I blame the motherboard manufacturers for moving the socket when it really doesn't need to be moved. This is the main reason I opted to pay a bit extra for my Z77i-Deluxe over the others, it had a socket in the proper location and luckily ASUS was smart enough to make the daughter board small enough to fit under all the most popular large air coolers.
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I got eATX because I wanted a huge computer. Now, I want mITX because I realize that I'll never use that many GPUs; if I ever went SLI or CF, it'd be two-way, so I'd just get mATX.
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I got eATX because I wanted a huge computer. Now, I want mITX because I realize that I'll never use that many GPUs; if I ever went SLI or CF, it'd be two-way, so I'd just get mATX.

Yup!

I thought ATX was too big, and downsized to mATX.. then a really nice ITX board went on sale and I made the switch. I'm holding out for a case better than the Prodigy.. it's merely housing my components for the time being
post #25 of 25
ATX boards, mid to high range ones, typically have two nics.
Also, if mATX boards have 8 phase vrm. The full size has 16 using a doubler. Example, sniper 5 and m5.

ATX will almost usually always have more sata ports as well. ATX boards lately are getting plx chips where as the mATX are not.
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