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well IMO SFF wouls define small form factor, having an ITX board in a full tower isnt small but shoving an ATX board into a matx or smaller case and that would still qualify for small form factor
But it wouldn't fit xD

However I understand your point completely the outer dimension is what matters defining small form factor very true indeed.
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The Club's emphasis is small cases.

Though I don't think there is a problem posting a SFF system in a Full tower, like I have.

well IMO SFF wouls define small form factor, having an ITX board in a full tower isnt small but shoving an ATX board into a matx or smaller case and that would still qualify for small form factor

I see. okay then.

But I've got an ITX in a prodigy, so I think I am well qualified for the club now. rolleyes.gif
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You may not notice this in the consumer market yet, but mATX is used in most office computers, that has a little hardware.

matx has almost always hogged the prebuilt market as they have to shoehorn them into those silly little plastic cases.

and people who buy prebuilt dont really worry about specs, just how much ram/cores/what ever the seller is pushing as being awesome..
     
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What downsides are there to matx boards over atx other than packaging and generally less of everything (pcie, usb, etc).? So far I haven't run into an gripes on my ITX rigs that I wouldn't also have w/the full-size equivalent, but have never done a matx build.

And to take that a step further, why don't prebuilt MFGs use ITX boards instead of MATX? Seems like that'd be a good way to offer smaller & cheaper systems to the 99% that don't care to run 2 GPUs (or know what one is, for that matter).
 
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What downsides are there to matx boards over atx other than packaging and generally less of everything (pcie, usb, etc).? So far I haven't run into an gripes on my ITX rigs that I wouldn't also have w/the full-size equivalent, but have never done a matx build.

And to take that a step further, why don't prebuilt MFGs use ITX boards instead of MATX? Seems like that'd be a good way to offer smaller & cheaper systems to the 99% that don't care to run 2 GPUs (or know what one is, for that matter).
It is already being done by many.
But majors like HP Dell Acer like advertising with extendability and future proof by offering a lot of ports (however they will most likely never be put to use)
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What downsides are there to matx boards over atx other than packaging and generally less of everything (pcie, usb, etc).? So far I haven't run into an gripes on my ITX rigs that I wouldn't also have w/the full-size equivalent, but have never done a matx build.

And to take that a step further, why don't prebuilt MFGs use ITX boards instead of MATX? Seems like that'd be a good way to offer smaller & cheaper systems to the 99% that don't care to run 2 GPUs (or know what one is, for that matter).

No other downsides, and some even overclock better than their larger bro boards.

I actually want to have a mATX home storage and an ITX desktop. With the proper network, it would work well and allow me to have less space for drives on my primary system with half the footprint. IIRC there might be a dual gpu itx mobo that would power higher resolutions than 1080p.
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My last two mobos were ROG M-ATX boards (MVG and RIVG) and neither are short on features for me.
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what?

wait, what?
Probably 90% of people have nothing but one or two video cards. For those 90% there's no real need for the extra 3 slots in an ATX board. I know there's people with quad cards that also use a sound card, RAID card and NIC, but that might be a dozen users here.

ATX was designed in a time when sound, Ethernet, video, and even USB and IDE had to be handled by add-in-cards. It's not needed today except in extreme cases. (pun intended)
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I was excited when I saw 25 new posts, hoping for 25 new rigs. I was sad to see this argument again. cant we all just get along and enjoy the builds smile.gif
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Hey, I built a new rig and posted in the SFF sub-forum! wink.gif
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