Very nice system, I went for a blend of power where small in some areas and large in others. The ITX setup gave a dramatic edge to the inside but the large heatsink and 275 Co-op emphasized out other areas. This case is great for packing a punch in small places. The size it takes up is very small since it's vertically stacked. I definitely know what you mean. I debated hard about switching over the main system to mATX. Good thing there are more and more better mATX and below motherboard choices.