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Not Full ATX Z77's?

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August 10, 2012 6:05:47 PM

I was planning to get a sub $200 Z77 later this year (unless a better chipset was released) and was curious why some of the motherboards were labeled as ATX form factor yet were not the standard 12"x9.6" but an inch or so smaller widthwise such as 12"x8.6".
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
How does the mounting in a case work if the board is smaller than other ATX form factor boards? Are you still able to get it on the regular ATX mounting screws or is it too small? Just curious =]

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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 10, 2012 6:23:54 PM

Its because the holes in the case fits the same holes on mobo.

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a b V Motherboard
August 10, 2012 6:26:14 PM
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The mounting holes in these motherboards are in the same place as "full size" atx boards. these technically are full size, just an inch narrower.
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August 10, 2012 6:32:00 PM

Well ok, as long as they don't mount different than motherboards I'm used to. I was just curious because in this review: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5793/intel-z77-motherboar... , in AnandTech's review of some Z77's they said this about the Asrock Extreme4, "The board is actually not a full ATX sized board - from left to right, it measures only 21.8 cm, rather than the standard ATX size of 24.4 cm. As a result, this means ASRock do not have to deal with the far right holes in the motherboard for case mounting," which just led me to ask you pros here =p
a c 328 V Motherboard
August 10, 2012 6:33:54 PM

That is one extreme of that Extreme4 mobo :D 
a c 328 V Motherboard
August 10, 2012 6:34:41 PM

But it is very close to standard ATX size.
August 10, 2012 6:37:18 PM

I see what you did thurr =p Haha, well when I actually buy it I'm sure it won't be too hard to figure out haha, haven't seen many posts about it... Thanks you guys!
a c 328 V Motherboard
August 10, 2012 6:37:30 PM

Great looking mobo, that is.
a c 328 V Motherboard
August 10, 2012 6:38:42 PM

iTryHard said:
I see what you did thurr =p Haha, well when I actually buy it I'm sure it won't be too hard to figure out haha, haven't seen many posts about it... Thanks you guys!

I would say its pretty much unimportant in the ATX segment.

If it would be larger, than yes.
August 10, 2012 6:39:14 PM

Oh and yeah, it does look pretty sweet, I love the gold/black color scheme, getting tired of the blue/black one (*cough* MSI *cough*).
August 10, 2012 6:42:21 PM

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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 10, 2012 6:50:12 PM

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