Micro ATX vs Full Size ATX FOR GAMING?

ive already got my build here: I just wanted to know if micro ATX here was proper for gaming and ALSO would everything would fit in the case properly?
Im on a tight budget

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 ($98.24)
Motherboard - Gigabyte AMD 760G ($56.99)
Video Card - HIS iCooler H775F1GD Radeon HD 7770 ($120)----------->(-$30) + FARCRY 3 for free *MAIL IN REBATE*
RAM - Corsair XMS3 4 GB ($36.95)
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500 GB ($57.15)
Case - Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case ($29.99)
Power Supply - Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ($40)
Optical Drive – Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X ($15.99)
OS - Windows 7 ($91,17)
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  1. if you going to buy a micro atx case, make sure the video card will fit.
  2. rgd1101 said:
    if you going to buy a micro atx case, make sure the video card will fit.


    Thats what im asking you guys
  3. I happen to like small form factor cases and motherboards.
    If you will only use one graphics card(I suggest you do) then a larger sized full ATX motherboard is not needed.
    I see no problem with your build.

    If you can , I would get a 8gb kit of ram and windows 7 64 bit.
  4. geofelt said:
    I happen to like small form factor cases and motherboards.
    If you will only use one graphics card(I suggest you do) then a larger sized full ATX motherboard is not needed.
    I see no problem with your build.

    If you can , I would get a 8gb kit of ram and windows 7 64 bit.


    you think the case of the pc(13.86" x 6.89" x 13.78") will be able to fit all these components including the GPU?????This is a gaming rig, btw
  5. Also if you can find it in your budget get a 9xx series AM3+ motherboard. it will still work with the CPU you picked but will give you the ability to upgrade in the future. along with having sata 3 and usb 3 you can( later on) get a AM3+ CPU for a performance upgrade. I believe they have 960 boards but i know they have the 970 boards cheap.

    I only say this so you are well informed before your purchase.
  6. Ok, look. Go to the page where they're selling the 7770 and see how long it is.

    Then go to a review of the case you're thinking about, and see how much room it has for the video card.

    That answers your question.
  7. the 7770's are small and there should be no reason for it not to fit.
  8. Minhaz Ali said:
    geofelt said:
    I happen to like small form factor cases and motherboards.
    If you will only use one graphics card(I suggest you do) then a larger sized full ATX motherboard is not needed.
    I see no problem with your build.

    If you can , I would get a 8gb kit of ram and windows 7 64 bit.


    you think the case of the pc(13.86" x 6.89" x 13.78") will be able to fit all these components including the GPU?????This is a gaming rig, btw


    Not a problem. The graphics card is about 7-8" long, and the case has perhaps 12" available for the card.
    The case supports M-ATX sixed motherboards
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