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difference between microatx and atx

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Last response: in Motherboards
June 8, 2003 3:04:54 AM

Just wondering what the difference between microatx and atx is? Will a microatx board work with a atx case?

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a b V Motherboard
June 8, 2003 3:37:56 AM

Yes it will. In fact, many OEM and discount PC's that had full ATX towers came with Micro ATX boards.

Micro ATX is a standard ATX board with the last 3 PCI slots chopped off. This allows the company to shorten the board around 2.5 inches. When you mount a Micro ATX board in a standard case, you just have an empty spot that a longer board would have filled.

There is another, even smaller version of Micro ATX, called Flex ATX. It takes 1 more slot away! And there's one shorter than that called Mini ITX, that takes another slot away! Any of these will fit in larger cases.

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