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Should I condense my gaming rig?

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Been kicking around the idea for the last few weeks about downsizing my main rig to a SFF. The FT03b looks nice and is about what I would want, it just looks like I have to wait to see once the Gigabyte FM2+ microATX boards show up to make my mind up. Still kicking around the idea. I'll be moving from a CM HAF932. Thoughts?
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If you don't need to, why do it?
AFAIK the HAF should have better cooling, so unhless you can't stand the looks of it or really need to downsize then I say stick to what you have at least for now.
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It is your call man. mATX is as non mobile as ATX though. mITX is easily portable. If you don't need portability the only reason you should do it is looks.
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Thanks all. I'll keep pondering on what I want. The only reason why I was curious about SFF is that I built a Prodigy for a friend and it was pretty interesting little power house.
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Thanks all. I'll keep pondering on what I want. The only reason why I was curious about SFF is that I built a Prodigy for a friend and it was pretty interesting little power house.

SFF is definitely the future but we have still a longway to go. Butitisnice that you can build a mITX system that is just aspowerful as an ATX but 1/5th the size.

And as any SFF enthousiast will tell you, theprodigy is not really SFF tongue.gif it is a mITX case but there are mATX case that are smaller than it. An mATX version of the prodigy just got released and it has thesame dimensions as the mITX version which should say enough tongue.gif

Real SFF gaming builds are the Node 304, lian li series, silverstione sugo 08 (biggest) to sugo 05 (smallest), FT 03 mini, cooler master elite 120, now the ncase M1. Those are SFF cases and it ispretty bad ass that they can pack such a punch for that size. Limits are no dual GPU and no soundcard,but who needs those anyway inthis day and age.
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I made the move to SFF (although I squeezed an ATX board) last winter, I just LOVE the amount of space I have now in the desk.

Good thing is that I didn't sacrifice a bit of power or cooling capacity.
   
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Well more and more I am looking at the FM2+ mobos, and ASrock just posted a nice mATX FM2+ board that I like allot, just not a fan of not having cooling on the VRMs.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/FM2A88M%20Extreme4+/?cat=CPU
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