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Old 12-25-2007, 04:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't mind matx boards. Smaller, cheaper, less pci slots, but I've never used more than 1 or 2 anyway. It also lets me buy a smalelr case like Ultra Microfly.

I agree, though, mAtx is taking over. OEM systems, the best deals, ect, tend to be mAtx rather than Atx.
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Got the Microfly, nice case for $36 at tigerdirect, fits great gaming beside the 37" tv in the living room .

matx is just cheaper to bulk make for Dells and hps. Of course if u can choose a big @$$ comp or a smaller one and both idenitcal guts, its kinda an obvious answer.
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I disagree that its obvious.

I spent a long time deciding atx or matx. I was deciding between sacrifcing the ability to have more than 3 hard drives, or portability. I chose matx because I have a projector and with the microfly I'll be able to carry one in each hand and go somewhere with my pc. I may end up regretting later not being able to add more hard drives, though.
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lol what ever happended to getting a laptop?

more than 3 hard drives? really is that neccssary? I'm almost topping my 500 gigs and gonna get another one tommrow's boxing day sale but 1 terrabyte, i think thats enough. I seen a ton of matx with a good amount of satas and a lot of mini tower cases can hold 4+ plus. Microfly only 3 though...

my other computer i'm getting was gonna be another microfly matx build, but tommow gonna buy a normal atx case to be able to fit a crossfire board :/. Too bad no crossfire matx boards out there.
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Its not just about hd space. What if you want to raid? What if you want multiple HDs for multiple boots?
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