quote:Building a decent HTPC with a motherboard that only supports two slots may prove difficult -- you'd have to compromise between picking a video card, TV tuner, and sound card.
quote: but these days even 2.5 hard drives can reach extremely high speeds and capacities.
quote:In five years, you'll be saying 2TB on a 2.5 isn't enough when you can get 4TB on a 3.5.
quote:if we had double-ATX sized computers as a standard, you'd be having the same grievances about the ATX standard. "Oh no, I can't use octo-SLI or a 1500w power supply! Noooooo!
quote:The industry standard shouldn't be ATX with smaller form factors labeled as for the "enthusiast HTPC crowd." Micro-ATX should be the standard with ATX being the less common "enthusiast" platform for people who are insatiable enough to buy into SLI.
quote:give me a reason why small form factors should be the standard.