Not sure if this is where to put this but, I've been seeing mini itx gaming pc's and i'm not sure if they are good or if i should go with a normal tower build. I like that they are small and compact but i worry about too much heat what do you all think?
mATX are ..okay.. They do run hot, and many larger graphics card won't fit inside.. As as you say, they do run hotter than a normal ATX. Though if you're not doing too much gaming at max settings I would think you should be okay.
I'm certain you CAN play BF3 possibly on max settings, however the fps and temps, I couldn't guess on.. Obviously better fans would help with an matx case, since airflow can be an issue with matx systems.