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Prepare for BTX

The other big shift we're just starting to prepare for is BTX. Designed by Intel with increased thermal efficiency in mind, the BTX spec rearranges the mobo and PC case enclosure. The placement of the CPU has been positioned in such a way that it will be the first PC component to be cooled. Additionally, the memory slots have been realigned in such a way that air flows around them, rather than being forced over them. We don't expect BTX to be prevalent for at least another two years, but the spec will be readily available by the beginning of 2005.

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