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Will a Micro ATX MB fit in a ATX Case?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by michael78, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    I'm looking to build my 4th PC :rolleyes: (Think my girlfriend is going to leave me) I was wondering if a micro atx motherboard will fit into a normal ATX case?


    Michael
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    generally yes, its best to check the case specs though

    the ATX spec means it should have slots in it for ATX adn anything smaller
    however a Micro ATX case cant contain an ATX board, but you knew that :)
     
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  3. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Cheers Phoenix I've never used micro atx motherboards before. I'm just building a cheap budget PC to run Linux on and Ebuyer have got a PCChips motherboard with onboard VGA, sound etc but it's micro atx and the case I'm buying is an ATX case.

    I did once buy a ATX motherboard and a micro atx case once and spent a whold day scratching my head to why it would fit but that was in the old days but I can laugh about that now...:oops:
     
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  4. Phoenix
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    heh we all make mistakes, I once brought down the entire network at a bank for 5 mins while i ghosted a PC via multicast, something the switches were not configured to support (despite my boss telling me otherwise) so in effect i pumped a 2gb image to every port on the network (the switch broadcasts a multicast if it doesnt support multicast)

    finally realised when the image transfer finished and my pc unfroze both infront of my eyes at the same time, LOL, bloody good times :)
     
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