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07-26-2005, 19:24
Im looking to build a portable lan gaming center and was wondering if there were any drawbacks to the micro atx platform? I couldnt find any just searching around but the internet seems to be clogged with more and more trash everyday making the real info almost impossible to access.

07-26-2005, 20:19
I have never built one but considering the small size of the case and your gaming needs you may run into a cooling issue. Its a small case and i am sure adding additional fans may be a problem. According to what i read about them though you still get all the options as if it were a full or mid tower. Your only losing expansion slots. Sounds doable to me if you can get the cooling you will need in a gaming computer.

here is what i found on the cases:



hope the link helps you

07-26-2005, 20:29

thanks alot for the link, I knew there had to be a downside but I dont see the IO ports limiting me, 4 usb is enough for my needs. I was thinking something along the lines of this case, seems to fit my needs and looks like it will stay decent ly cool.


07-26-2005, 23:20
Its for lack of a better word...cute and it even has a carry handle. If compact and portable are big issues then i think you got that covered, looks like it will make a nice portable gamer.

I am in the middle of building two systems, i just ordered the second case tonight. I go the saprono fo rmy buddies and this one for mine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.asp?image=11-133-132-25.jpg,11-133-132-20.jpg,11-133-132-18.jpg,11-133-132-06.jpg,11-133-132-05.jpg,11-133-132-07.jpg,11-133-132-23.jpg,11-133-132-31.jpg,11-133-132-09.jpg,11-133-132-26.jpg,11-133-132-27.jpg,11-133-132-28.jpg,11-133-132-29.jpg,11-133-132-30.jpg,11-133-132-32.jpg,11-133-132-33.jpg,11-133-132-34.jpg&CurImage=11-133-132-25.jpg&Description=Thermaltake%20Tsunami%20VA3000BWA%20Black%20Aluminum%20ATX%20Mid%20Tower%20Computer%20Ca se%20-%20Retail

Pity my truck took a crapola tonight, looks like i may end getting a new one tomorrow :( didnt plan on it until Dec or Jan.

I will be playing the super lotto with renewed enthusiasm.


07-27-2005, 02:40
This is the one you're looking for.


07-27-2005, 18:20
i use a micro ATX board.

as stated above, the only drawback i've found is the lack of PCI slots. I thought 3 would be enough, but i'm not longer sure.