ATX vs mATX format - new upgrade Tags: Motherboards PCI ATX Last response: February 17, 2010 8:11 PM in Motherboards Share Rhezuss February 17, 2010 6:03:17 PM Hi all, I'm looking to upgrade soon to a new AM3 CPU and motherboard. I already have 4gb od DDR2-800 so I won't go fetch DDR3 for now. So i'm looking for a new motherboard. All I need is 2 PCI slots, one for my SoundBlaster X-Fi XtremeGamer and one for my D-Link wireless card. In my shopping, i've seen many boards with many formats. ATX and mATX are ones i'm looking for. But is there any downside going with micro ATX? What I need / do: - 2 PCI slots - AMD 785G and up - No overclocking - Play games, watch movies/series and work with AutoCAD for most of the time I saw many mATX boards with the PCIe 1x between the PCIe 16x and the first PCI slot, which leave the 2 PCI slots clear to be used and sometimes those small format boards go cheap! Thanks a bunch all! More about : atx matx format upgrade capt_taco a b V Motherboard February 17, 2010 8:11:04 PM Basically, get mATX if that's all that can fit in your case, or if saving a few bucks is really important. Otherwise, I wouldn't, unless you like having space constraints. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources New ~1000 gaming build, still some questions (like mATX vs ATX) Forum SolvedIs my motherboard matx or atx format Forum mATX vs ATX, New system build?s Forum SolvedmATX H61 vs ATX Z77 - Non-K processor Forum SolvedATX vs mATX Forum SolvedmATX vs. ATX Forum SolvedI have an old Gateway case (ATX) and a new MSI A55M-E33 board (mATX). Forum SolvedATX vs. mATX? Forum SolvedNew m-atx Build Gaming rig Forum SolvedNew M-Atx build for the latest intensive game titles. (First build) Forum SolvedNew Build - M-ATX Forum SolvedM-ATX vs M-ITX? Forum SolvedM-ITX vs M-ATX?!? Forum SolvedNew Build: Prodigy M-ATX Forum SolvedUpgrading from m-ATX to ATX, what screws do I need? Forum Micro ATX vs Standard ATX, what is the difference? Do I lose much going to mATX? Forum SolvedATX vs mATX standoffs Forum SolvedMATX vs ATX Forum SolvedATX vs mATX Forum SolvedAtx vs mATX Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !