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Can an ATX motherboard go inside a micro ATX case?

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August 18, 2009 6:08:49 AM

The question is the title. The ATX motherboard size is 12" x 9.6" and the micro ATX case is 16.6" x 10.9" x 14.5". So I would think it could fit. Would the expansion slots line up or something?

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a b V Motherboard
August 18, 2009 6:10:31 AM

No, it wont have the right mounting holes for the motherboard standoffs. You can put a microATX board in an ATX case but not vice versa.
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a b V Motherboard
August 18, 2009 6:10:54 AM

No, but the opposite is possible...

Edit: @ hunter: ditto what you said on the other post :) 
a b V Motherboard
August 18, 2009 5:24:46 PM

Nope...ATX are full size boards. You can't fit them into a smaller space, but can fit smaller boards (micro-ATX) into a bigger space - just like Hunter said
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