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BTX Cases?

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by Robert, 21 Jan 2006.

  1. Robert

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    Is there a large selection to come or are there quite a few BTX cases out atm? I wish the V2000 was BTX, but nevermind. Anyone got any idea when updates versions will be out?
     
  2. bigal13

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    hi

    Thermaltake VA8000BWA Armour Super Tower, Thermaltake VB5000SNA Tai-Chi SuperMidi Tower, Thermaltake VA9000BWS Kandalf Full Tower also CoolerMaster Stacker 830 RC-830, CoolerMaster Stacker STC-810 - Silver Trim these are dual cases ATX and BTX, this is only the ones that i know of
     
  3. Yewen

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    Someone said in another thread that BTX was no longer replacing ATX, which could be true with the way processors are going.

    Unless you have a BTX board, I would just buy the v2000 then! Its a awsome case from my point of view :D
     
  4. tom_e

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    even if BTX does replace ATX id say it will still be a while away as there arnt many BTX designed components around and it takes years before things finally die out once a new tech is introduced
     
  5. bigal13

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    hi

    i thought the components were the same for both ATX and BTX the difference is how the components are placed on the motherboard for better heat dispersal resulting in needing a new case or a dual case,
     
  6. tom_e

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    Yea it is mostly the motherboard layout i just said components to cover myself incase theres anything else that changes :p :)
     
  7. ps3ud0

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    Intel will probably adopt BTX considering they developed the form factor - unsure what AMD will do but as has been said components (specifically CPUs) are getting more thermally efficent...

    In all honesty if you are gonna buy a case now and considering staying/moving to Intel in the near future just be ready to realise that you may have to replace an non-BTX compliant case quicker than you thought...

    ps3ud0 :cool:
     
  8. mosfet

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    To quote myself in your other thread about BTX:

     
  9. Robert

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    Ah great. In that case I'll get the V1000/V2000 as soon as I can find an excuse :p.
     
  10. Caged

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    Most of the new Dells are in a BTX form factor.
     
  11. mosfet

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    Because Dell are in bed with Intel.