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    What ever happened to BTX?

    I recall back a year or two ago when I was building my last PC that the new thing was going to be BTX cases and motherboards.... Yet its 2007 now , and I still can't seem to find much information about them. I recall it being created by intel to deal with heat issues...

    So does anyone know anything about BTX? I am working on putting together a new PC, should I be waiting for BTX to catch on more , as it is supposed to provide better cooling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordkosc
    I recall back a year or two ago when I was building my last PC that the new thing was going to be BTX cases and motherboards.... Yet its 2007 now , and I still can't seem to find much information about them. I recall it being created by intel to deal with heat issues...

    So does anyone know anything about BTX? I am working on putting together a new PC, should I be waiting for BTX to catch on more , as it is supposed to provide better cooling?

    I think you probably shouldn't hold your breath. Like a bunch of Intel's "great ideas" (e.g. NetBurst and the 31-stage Prescott-F) BTX didn't exactly catch on. (Except with Apple, but that's not really BTX they use in the Mac Pro anymore either.)
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    What was so great about it? I can't think of anything.

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    What I recall was it was supposed to help with cooling, but I don't remember why...

    Glad its dead, even though I still see cases that support it like the CMstacker...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordkosc
    What I recall was it was supposed to help with cooling, but I don't remember why...

    Glad its dead, even though I still see cases that support it like the CMstacker...

    The Antec P180 is sort-of BTX. It's got the motherboard right-mounted and the PSU mount at the bottom, along with thermal isolation between the upper and lower compartments. (The upper one is where most the heat is anyway...)
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    haha cool, I sort of have a BTX case then... I like the setup of the p180
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    lol.....a p180 is far from BTX

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokie mcpott
    lol.....a p180 is far from BTX
    I know. BTX is a motherboard-and-case spec that puts the board on the wrong side of things and the CPU front dead center for cool air input. The P180 just puts the board on the wrong side; it was the closest case on market that I could think of to BTX.
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    CMStacker baby...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokie mcpott
    CMStacker baby...
    Or that Lian-Li monster I can't afford, now that I think about it.
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    mmmmmm lian li v2000b w/window please

    deliver to me please

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokie mcpott
    mmmmmm lian li v2000b w/window please

    deliver to me please
    About as likely as the industry actually adopting BTX...
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokie mcpott
    CMStacker baby...
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    Intel also had/has a dream to replace the BIOS as well.
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