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MicroATX vs. ATX

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May 13, 2012 4:23:48 PM

Do you know which type of motherboard is better for what kind of usages?

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a b V Motherboard
May 13, 2012 4:29:04 PM

ATX is better for more support. More memory slot, more pcie slot and better chipset. So you can add more then one gfx card and more memory later. Also overclocking is better in ATX than micro-atx.
a b V Motherboard
May 13, 2012 4:30:35 PM

ATX is better for standard size cases and parts, for gaming, high end use, as well as upgradability. Micro ATX is better when SLI/Crossfire are not being considered, when space is limited, when upgradability is not necessarily a priority etc.

Micro ATX is also better for some low budget machines due to the cost.

Are you looking at building a machine and trying to decide for yourself which to get?
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a b V Motherboard
May 13, 2012 4:32:22 PM

^ exactly

micro-atx board are used in all those small form factor computers (theres even mini-atx which is even smaller) but i'd say they're used mainly for htpc type computers or for people who want a tiny case.
a b V Motherboard
May 13, 2012 4:47:03 PM

ATX is good because there are extra slots that you not got with Micro ATX however its not true at all Micro ATX do have all feature that ATX have but only on few boards :) 
Size of both are boards are different

But people like ATX because they thinks its good than Micro ATX but its not true it just upon manufacture who to design it

No need to worry just choose what you need inside of it
May 13, 2012 5:59:38 PM

Best answer selected by asalikus.
May 13, 2012 6:00:26 PM

thanks you guys i would select all of your answers if i could, relly helped ! I just love Toms hardware :) 
a c 328 V Motherboard
May 14, 2012 6:16:49 AM

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