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    Dell Using BTX?

    Or so it would seem:

    http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/pr...iewstab#tabtop

    Didn't think BTX would appear this early.

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    Theres been a company in the states using BTX for its systems since July/August, I read somewhere about it recently......

    *bangs head against desk*

    And I knew the name when I hit the reply button, but now my mind is blank (not that its anything other than blank 99% of the time)

    BLeh.... If I remember i'll post again.....


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    LOL ya beat me to it
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    wow looks good with all the air vents back and front

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    All we need now is for AMD to take BTX on...

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    I actually have been really impressed with BTX, it does work - can't wait to pick up a Pico unit for my living room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myth
    All we need now is for AMD to take BTX on...
    I think the RAM is too far away from the CPU (with integrated memory controller) and it's causing problems. It looks like a nice platform though, so hopefully AMD can get around the problems.

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    looks like a nice clean system layout Im liking the meshventing on the PSU and chassis

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    AMD don't need to take up BTX - it is mainly for very hot systems....

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    I look forward to when BTX is the standard, I am a fan of desktop cases but it's getting harder and harder to keep a modern system cool in one. Thinking of going watercooling soon.

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    Dell, to name just one manufacturer, has long been using air ducts to reduce noise from inside the PC, while at the same time cooling its PC's internal components just as effectively. The thermal module takes this one step further. Combining a single large fan, a heatsink for the processor and some form of ducting to guide airflow, the thermal module will be the key for effective cooling of BTX systems.


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    Do we know if any of the big name case manufacturers are planning nice aluminium or htpc cases based on the btx form factor?

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    Dell is also using BTX on its new Optiplex systems, namely the GX280.

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    BTX is inevitable for companies like dell who refuse to sell AMD.

    The theory is there, but its only to save Intel's sorry backside for having such infernos for CPUs.

    I liked this hiper case that was reviewed on bit-tech. The DVD-player-like one that took mATX mobos. Would be great for putting a P-M in one of those things and using it as a HTPC. It even comes with an AGP riser!

    With all this change in technology, eg PCI-E, DDR2, DDR3 round the corner etc.... Do we really need to change the type of case we use for the sake of intel looking less stupid? I think not.
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    Sister has one of those Dimension 5000, nice bit of kit and nice and cool, very effective cooling.

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