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ATX vs mATX standoffs

Hey guys, quick question:

Do ATX and mATX motherboards use the same type of standoff? A case I'm interested in says it comes with 9 ATX standoffs, but I've got a microATX board. I should still be able to use these standoffs, correct?

Thanks!
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  1. A normal ATX case will support a mATX case. What case in particular?
  2. The standoffs are identical (or at least they will be compatible) but they will be in a different position.

    Most cases support multiple form factors. The necessary holes will be drilled in the case and have a marking beside them indicating which formfactor they are intended for.
  3. It's the CoolerMaster HAF 912.
    I already know there are appropriate mATX holes, I just wasn't sure if the standoffs included were compatible.
  4. If you see the mATX holes then you're good to go. The standoffs are identical on all major cases
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    PShooter1337 said:
    It's the CoolerMaster HAF 912.
    I already know there are appropriate mATX holes, I just wasn't sure if the standoffs included were compatible.

    Compatible in height then yes, positions then no and you'll need to move the bottom 3 standoffs and use 2 of those moved, to the mATX positions which should be imprinted on the MOBO pan otherwise eyeball them. Never allow a standoff to NOT line-up with the MOBO's screw holes. Only the bottom (3) need to be moved (up). Most mATX use 2 instead of three holes on the bottom B + (R or S) (B, R & S are mATX only); see image.

    (rotate counter clockwise 90 deg/ F-J-M are the top)
  6. Alright then, thanks everyone!
  7. Best answer selected by PShooter1337.
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