First BTX Motherboards Hit Shelves PCs using the new standard should be quieter, thanks to fewer fans. Tom Mainelli From the February 2005 issue of PC World magazine Posted Thursday, January 06, 2005 Intel's new BTX (Balanced Technology Extended) specification gives motherboards a makeover. The company says that the new motherboard and chassis spec uses fewer fans, resulting in PCs that run more quietly, and possibly at a lower temperature, than those based on the aging ATX (Advanced Technology Extended) standard found in most of today's PCs. To that end, BTX boards sport significant changes in component layout and thermal engineering (see picture). Rest of the article here: http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,119042,tk,dn010605X,00.asp I can't seem to post anything into the "submit news" so posted here.