Which one is better? What are the pro's and con's of a micro ATX motherboard compaired to an ATX motherboard and vice-versa? Is speed affected or is it just the amount of features able to be put onto the board? Thanks in advance!
Gee if I only have room for a small board I will go with micro-ATX but if I have more room I will go standard. What kind of question is that? Are you just trying to grab some quick points to improve ranking?
Wow I just saw the poll is already closed. And started less than an hour and a half ago.
Choose an ATX motherboard if you're going to be running CrossFire/SLI as there are more expansion slots. Also, ATX boards are bigger and are slightly better for enthusiast-level overclocking. If, however, you just need a motherboard for one video card and won't be doing an extreme amount of OC'ing, then a micro-ATX board will be perfect for you, even if you're a gamer. Just remember to put it in a nice ATX case for better cooling!
Despite the case size consideration, mATX motherboards usually consume less power than the ATX version. I you're aiming to build a "green rig", go for the mATX. But if you're aiming to max out your PC, ATX is definitely the answer.