Closed MATX vs ATX for gaming build Tags: Chipsets Gaming Build ATX Motherboards Last response: January 25, 2012 10:15 PM in Motherboards Share kdon27 January 14, 2012 2:57:27 AM Hello, What are the differences between a mATX for an ATX motherboard? I want to build a budget gaming build with no overclocking. I'm looking at an i5-2400 or an AMD A8-3850 or 3870. And for GPU I'd like the Ati HD6850. Plus 4GB DDR3 1333 RAM and 500GB SATAII 7200RPM HDD. As for the case, I'd like the mid-tower that fits the ATX mobo with an appropriate 80+ PSU. My main concern is I won't be able to upgrade my CPU or GPU in future, but being a newbie I don't know much about that. Any advice is much appreciated. More about : matx atx gaming build Best solution nikorr a b 4 Gaming a c 327 V Motherboard January 14, 2012 3:16:20 AM Its all about size. mATX is more suitable for smaller case or HTPC . ATX can pack in more features and definitely cools better than small factor mobo. Intel lists mAtx as about 9.60" x 9.60". The ATX specs are 11.60" x 9.60". So micro-ATX is about 80% of the size and smaller. nikorr a b 4 Gaming a c 327 V Motherboard January 14, 2012 3:18:48 AM Yes, the mATX is exactly what u need : ) Related resources New ~1000 gaming build , still some questions (like mATX vs ATX ) - Forum Matx vs atx - Forum mATX vs ATX , New system build ?s - Forum MATX vs . ATX --- cases - Forum MATX vs ATX - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kdon27 January 25, 2012 10:05:48 PM Best answer selected by kdon27. nikorr a b 4 Gaming a c 327 V Motherboard January 25, 2012 10:15:44 PM Thanx for the vote : ) nikorr a b 4 Gaming a c 327 V Motherboard January 25, 2012 10:15:54 PM This topic has been closed by Nikorr Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAtx vs mATX ForumAtx or M-atx for build ForumMATX $2000ish Gaming Build - Ready to Order? Forumi3 mATX gaming build ? ForumNew build M-ATX $1000 media encoding + slight gaming + slight htpc ForumFirst mATX Build Questions ForumATX or mATX Mothorboard for Gaming ?? ForumMATX build help ForumHelp with m-atx build ForumATX vs mATX ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumLooking for Motherboard for gaming Rig. Total budget = $1200 Forum[Solved] Motherboard recommendations for new gaming build Forum[Solved] Will my ATX mobo fit in Mid ATX tower? Forum[Solved] Best Gaming Mobo for an I5 2500k? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !