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Newbie Question: Can I fit a Full ATX MOBO in a Mid-tower?

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March 28, 2012 6:38:23 PM

Thread says it all. This issues are rarely covered in reviews/guides...but there are a lot of newbies to computer building like me out there. So, Can I fit a Full ATX MOBO in a Mid-tower case?
a b V Motherboard
March 28, 2012 7:13:08 PM

You can in any i have seen. Usually in the specs for a case it will say what size boards will fit
a b V Motherboard
March 28, 2012 7:20:10 PM

Depends on what kind of ATX mobo it is, as there is Extended-ATX. What exact case are you looking into? The cases themselves should say they support certain ATX motherboards - for example it might say EATX, ATX, MATX support.
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a b V Motherboard
March 28, 2012 7:28:55 PM

ATX and MATX are by far the most common size MB out there, and a midtower should accomodate either
a c 75 V Motherboard
March 28, 2012 7:43:56 PM

The case should state which boards it does support. Heck a bunch of them will even have the mounting points inside the case labeled for the board/standard for that hole. I haven't worked with a Mid Tower that I can remember that doesm't support ATX but it is always good to check to make sure.

Christain Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
March 29, 2012 7:31:35 AM

Thanks a lot folks. I'm actually looking for a mid-tower case that is "mod-freely" compatible with water cooling and can fit an ASROCK Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard.
March 29, 2012 2:12:08 PM

Try a Corsair Carbide 400R. I have it... its great. very easy to get in and out of, good airflow, good fans, short height to fit under the desk, and i have an ASRock Extrem4 Gen3 with a big @ss Thermaltake FRIO but i know it can fit most water cooling options.
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