weaktoss wrote:JAE, what specific limitations are driving you back to micro-ATX, out of curiosity? My most recent personal build was micro-ATX, and I've been leaning towards mini-ITX whenever I build next. I really like the look of the Node 202.
On the Node 202... My experience with these style cases with a RVZ02 is that they're kinda bad. You're only saving space in one dimension. Otherwise it's very similar in height and depth to a mATX or compact ATX case. Plus their noise level is highly dependent on your component choices. There are no panels redirecting or dampening the noise. So when your GPU or CPU or PSU fan spins up you'll hear it loud and clear. And since there's nothing assisting with taking the hot air away your components will run hotter. And in turn your GPU or CPU may not boost quite as high or consistently.