There are small HTPC cases where you can put those specs easily with almost no noise at all. In my case i just wanted to find a excuse to use my beloved G4-style case once again but i could've used a small case if i wanted to and also choose a smaller mainboard. The difference however is that you will end paying less for the same thing.
....but again is your choice after all.
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Visual C++.net, Visual C#.net
Visual VB.net, Visual Webdeveloper.net
Bloodshed Dev C++, Borland C++
Visual Basic 6
Last edited by @ruantec; April 14th, 2012 at 16:41..