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Looking for an atcs 840 guru, I'm going to start buying parts this weekend

I would prefer putting an extended atx motherboard in this case

But I would also prefer having the latest tech like sata3, 890fx chipset usb3 etc

I cant seem to find an e-atx motherboard I like

Are there any e-atx motherboards out there that someone could recommend? Or am I stuck getting standard atx to get the latest features
What exactly is the benefit of EATX to ATX?

I've never really seen to many reviews that really compared them and showed why one was better then the other. . .
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Finally got around to uploading the pics and here they are:







Not exactly the best cable management but I simply wanted it to work
Edited by GreenStone - 6/26/10 at 2:32am
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Yup, just needs some tidying up and it'll be great. Where'd you get that Cherry Stream XT? Amazon's out of them and I want to try one. I haven't been able to find if it's mechanical or scissor-style...
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What exactly is the benefit of EATX to ATX?

I've never really seen to many reviews that really compared them and showed why one was better then the other. . .
E-ATX is better because it adds more spaces for you to work with; for controller chips, Power Phases, VRMs, Caps, or whatever else you feel like cramming onto a board.

It's simply better for that reason. More space to work with; thus you don't have to "work around" parts as often.

And XL-ATX (while not standard) is better than the rest for the same reason.

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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
Yup, just needs some tidying up and it'll be great. Where'd you get that Cherry Stream XT? Amazon's out of them and I want to try one. I haven't been able to find if it's mechanical or scissor-style...
Newegg has them as well. Out of stock but will be back in stock soon.

They are Scissor Switches. From what I hear; comparable to Lenovo Thinkpad quality.
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E-ATX is better because it adds more spaces for you to work with; for controller chips, Power Phases, VRMs, Caps, or whatever else you feel like cramming onto a board.

It's simply better for that reason. More space to work with; thus you don't have to "work around" parts as often.

And XL-ATX (while not standard) is better than the rest for the same reason.



Newegg has them as well. Out of stock but will be back in stock soon.

They are Scissor Switches. From what I hear; comparable to Lenovo Thinkpad quality.
But you pay such a premium for that stuff. I'm not talking a few bills(especially when you hit XL-ATX and HPTX). For the average users, hell even the average builder will not need that much extra room. An honestly what outside of PCI-E slots is there to work with?

I guess it makes sense IF you will need the extra room in the initial build or the upgrades later but so few people really even need it. I've heard vague comments saying they are better at overclocking but in all honesty you can go with a slower over clock and a cheaper motherboard but a better graphics card or even an SSD and see major improvements.
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Yup, just needs some tidying up and it'll be great. Where'd you get that Cherry Stream XT? Amazon's out of them and I want to try one. I haven't been able to find if it's mechanical or scissor-style...
I got it from a swiss online shop

And like Tator-Tot said: scissor switch. So if you've been working on a laptop a lot the keyboard will feel familiar.
Edited by GreenStone - 6/26/10 at 3:18am
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They are Scissor Switches. From what I hear; comparable to Lenovo Thinkpad quality.
Ah, I see. My Illuminated is a scissor switch-style unit, too. Or at least was, before I ruined it... meh. I just wonder if there are any scissor-style keyboards out there that actually require a decent amount of force to actuate, it was way too easy to mistype on the Illuminated.
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I actually use a keyboard that is very much like a laptop keyboard. Scissor style keys and its damn thin and wireless. So far in the last two months it's been the best keyboard I've ever used, bar none. I mean it's no gamer keyboard and it doesn't have LED's on the keys but for what it is and what I use it for I love it.

Anyway here's a link to the one I am using right now.
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post #2039 of 4392
@WTHbot
E-ATX doesn't really have a price premium. Only XL-ATX because it's not a standard.

@Chunky
Most scissor switches won't have alot of force behind them for obvious reasons. You could try to find a board with Cherry ML switchs; but that's only a small upgrade over scissors (if you were looking for the same Slim style.)

Though; I just recommend saving the pennies and picking up a DAS Keyboard. Or Filco.

I just sold off most of my keyboards (Besides the ABS M1) to pick up a Deck Legend and pay a few bills.

@GreenStone; I totally forgot to say it before, but that's a nice build man
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Yeah, I wish I could afford something with Cherry switches, but... right now I just can't.
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