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2 years ago#1
I just built a computer with this kind of mobo and a Bitfenix Prodigy, getting everything put in its place is tricky as hell. It's roomy for a mITX board, but that cases loses points in cable management. My last ATX case does a better job and that case is from 2002.

I still like mini ITX, though. For most people ATX is overkill unless you really want to use 3 or 4 graphics cards, or make a serious workstation with lots of connectivity, and micro ATX would be the sweet spot to have.
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2 years ago#2
i like to have atx


i like to think everything is more spread out...makes for better cooling/air flow?
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2 years ago#3
Ravenoussd posted...
i like to have atx


i like to think everything is more spread out...makes for better cooling/air flow?


Yeah, that is definitely the advantage of roomy cases. The Prodigy and Mini Cube have good airflow for their size, though. For me I just wanted to downsize my PC, and now hate that BitFenix just announced the new Prodigy M. lol I might be switching the mobo and case again when it comes out.
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2 years ago#4
CC Ricers posted...
micro ATX would be the sweet spot to have.


That's what I think. I wanted to do miniITX build for a while but eventually decided that microATX would be better for a few reasons - seemingly wider case selection, ability to add 3-wide graphics cards and sound cards and other expansion cards, four DIMM slots, usually better airflow, and still small in size if you find the right case.
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2 years ago#5
I have an NZXT Vulcan microAtx case. It's pretty good. I'll probably be sticking with it for quite a while unless the tech gets really small really fast so I could easily go with a mini ITX.
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2 years ago#6
I have the prodigy, its a good case but if you think its tricky to build with, try the Silverstone SG05 ( what I used to have), that thing could be a right PITA sometimes.
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