Lastly, if you look at recent developments by Cooler Master
and their many imitators, standard ATX systems can be
very efficiently cooled with proper sizing and placement
of cooling fans e.g. in the top, left side and bottom panels.
The latest CM Storm Sniper comes to mind:
we have one and we love it.
I believe that simple things were also overlooked by
Intel's BTX creators e.g. the "stack effect" that results
when hot air rises.
Live and learn.
Nevertheless, I do believe that some of Intel's engineers
need to re-learn Occam's Razor: the simplest solution is
the best solution.
No. ATX and simply get a good CPU cooler. These seem to be tower coolers at the moment. If your really worried about temps, make sure your case has good air flow. And that doesn't mean lots of fans. I cringe when I hear people talk of having 8 fans in their case. How in the h3ll is that flow?