I'm looking to get a new rig and I've pretty much got everything set out in terms of what I'm getting.
The only dilema I still have is about a motherboard, which I've narrowed down to 2.
The 2 boards are the Maximus V Gene and the P8Z77-V Deluxe.
For this rig I wanted to get an ATX mobo and a full tower gaming case but the Gene is an M-ATX mobo, apart from that I can't see any features that are less appealing to my needs over the P8Z77-V Deluxe.
If I do end up getting the Gene is it still worth getting a full tower gaming case? Is there any known compatability issues with full tower gaming cases and M-ATX motherboards?
I'm sure getting a full tower case will mean better overall airflow anyway but is the space wasted and will I notice that much of a difference over a mid-tower gaming case?
Money isn't an issue because a full tower gaming case like the CM Haf-X/ CM Storm Trooper is within my budget, any advice/feedback is appreciated.
You are better off with a Full Tower Gaming Case if you anticipate future upgrades.
Very rarely do you see anyone using M-ATX boards for a Custom PC and I was under the impression those were actually made to benefit OEM's.
If it is a Gaming PC, your best bet is a Full ATX but then again it is really up to you.
I think both will suit your needs and you should go with what you feel comfortable working with.
thank you for taking the time to reply, I think after your advice and some more thought I will go for an ATX mobo, ideally I wanted one that could 3-way sli gtx 680's(for the future) but I can't find one that fits in my budget