Wasn't this supposed to be everywhere by now?
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 6, 2006 - 05:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
I could have sworn we were all supposed to have thrown out the towers of old ATX cases that accumulate over time and make the switch to BTX by now. That Form Factor has been slow in rolling out to the consumer, but ExtremeTech has seen signs of life for it. Drop by to see what kind of choices you have when building a BTX system.
"Intel, who developed BTX, soldiered on, and the format gained some ground with large OEMs.
Gateway ships a number of BTX-based systems currently, and Dell is starting to dip its toes in
the BTX waters. We've seen HP systems using BTX, too.
But what about building your own system using a BTX case and motherboard? We wrote an earlier
article on building a BTX system, but that turned out to be a bit premature. The good news is
that after 18 months, it's now possible to actually build your own BTX system. The bad news: Your
choices are still pretty limited."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
CASES & COOLING
X-Discovery Midtower Case @ OCIA
- Lian Li PC-S80 Case
Review @ AMD Review
- Silverstone TJ08
mATX Case @ Pro-Clockers
- Thermaltake CPU Coolers from Mild to Wild: A Three Sink Comparison @
Galaxy LCS Cooler Review @ Techware Labs