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BTX Form Factor upgrade?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pronute, Dec 1, 2003.

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  1. pronute

    pronute Thread Starter

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    BTX is coming in 2004 anyone have any opinoins on the replacment of the 8 year old ATX Form Factor? I must admit that the quiet smaller footprint of the BTX case is very apealing, not to mention a PCI Express on the BTX Motherboard, however I just don't think it will cool very well in that small case, with all the components stuffed in to ever inch of that tiny little case!
    but that's just my opinon ;)

    http://forums.pimprig.com/archive/topic/9627-1.html

    http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1876&p=1
     
  2. Rockn

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    I have also heard that these small form factor motherboards do not perform as well as their full sized counterparts. Why not just get a full sized ATX and plop it into your current setup.
     
  3. pronute

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    I'm talking about future upgrades the BTX form factor will replace ATX all together. The full BTX case only has 2X 5.25 external bays from what I can see, and all the slots and CPU socket are on the other side of the board so that the CPU is actually inches away from the outside, I figure in about 2 years the only form factor will be BTX, that's about how long the AT and baby AT form factors took to transition to ATX and micro ATX. And by the way Rockn 9 years ago the same was said about ATX.
     
  4. McTimson

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    Well, those are just the initial versions...I'm sure somebody will manufacture cases that have more external bays, and other features.

    Or, you could just make your own, and add whatever you want to it....or of course, you could just go without a case, they just build up dust anyway...
     
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