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Micro ATX in ATX case

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March 3, 2009 10:26:07 PM

I'm about to upgrade my ATX motherboard with a Micro ATX one and need to know if the existing power supply will be OK to supply the new motherboard?
Also what problems am I likely to find fitting the new motherboard into the ATX case?

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March 3, 2009 10:29:42 PM

If the ATX motherboard fit into the case, all you should have to do is move the standoffs to match the holes on the new motherboard. Every ATX case I've ever seen also had mATX standoff holes.
March 3, 2009 10:29:49 PM

Make sure your case has MicroATX compatability, some do and some don't. Your PSU will work fine with your new mobo, just make sure it has the right connectors (20+4 pin...)
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March 4, 2009 4:48:48 AM

xthekidx said:
Make sure your case has MicroATX compatability, some do and some don't. Your PSU will work fine with your new mobo, just make sure it has the right connectors (20+4 pin...)


Thanks for your reply. How do I check the compatability.?....is it a matter of the holes in the ATX case matching the new MicroATX motherboard..I guess I'll find that out when I start trying to fit it.
I bought the bundle from Novatech so I could check with them too.
Once again, thanks for your help. ;) 
March 4, 2009 4:50:31 AM

shortstuff_mt said:
If the ATX motherboard fit into the case, all you should have to do is move the standoffs to match the holes on the new motherboard. Every ATX case I've ever seen also had mATX standoff holes.


OK thanks for your help ;) 
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