Solved MicroATX mb or new case Tags: Motherboards Cases Processors Product Last response: February 21, 2013 8:06 PM in Motherboards Share coomanperson February 21, 2013 7:14:48 PM Hey all, I recently ordered a ASUS P8Z77-V not realizing that my Alienware Aurora case (r2) only accepts MicroAtx boards, can't return it, moving on... Should i go for an entirely new case, or should i get a microATX board (lga 1155). I already have the processor and such (i5-3570K, arctic silver paste, ect.), can't return the processor either. I guess i should have done my homework, i figured that most MB's would fit in this machine, the case is rather large. Live and learn. MB i'm looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... note: wtf is with the ps/2 connectors on most of these MB's? Another one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Recommendations are always welcome I would like to keep the case, the cable management and layout are awesome, bulky but logical i suppose. More about : microatx case Best solution djangoringo a c 81 V Motherboard February 21, 2013 7:28:42 PM If you have the i5-3570k, get a z77 matx board, this is one is good for under 100$ : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The other option is to buy a new case, for 100$, you can get good cases, like the phantom 410, corsair 400R, fractal design define r4,etc. Share coomanperson February 21, 2013 8:06:25 PM Wow, how did i miss that when i was looking for boards on newegg... Thank you very much, just ordered, has everything the MB i ordered had, aside from another 2 PCI slots, only have one GPU anyways. Looking forward to some OCing and experimenting with the new processor, i'm sure I will be back with questions at that time Thanks again! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer coomanperson February 21, 2013 8:06:46 PM Best answer selected by coomanperson. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPlease recommend a MB for Intel i7-4470K with a MicroATX Mini Tower Gaming Case Forum SolvedCan the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO be put on a MicroATX MB & case? Forum Looking For A New Micro-ATX Case, Recommend Please Forum Suggestions on a reasonable Micro-ATX case for a new build Forum SolvedWill this mother board fit in a MicroATX case? Forum SolvedWill an ATX PSU Fit in this micro-ATX case? Forum SolvedHow do you know where to put standoffs for a Micro-ATX on an ATX Mid Tower Case? Forum SolvedMicro-Atx board on a full tower case Forum SolvedWill this ATX12V PSU fit in this MicroATX Computer Case? Forum SolvedCan any PSU fit in a Micro-ATX case? Forum SolvedWhich card cooler would be better for a micro-atx case? Forum SolvedRecommend me a cheap MicroATX Case Forum SolvedMicro-atx compact gaming case suggestions Forum SolvedATX power supply in Micro-ATX case Forum SolvedATX power supply in Micro-ATX case Forum SolvedWill this all fit into a BitFenix Prodigy M Micro-ATX Case? Forum SolvedMicro-ATX vs ATX Motherboards and Cases Forum SolvedPortable Micro-ATX Case Forum SolvedNeed help choosing micro-atx case Forum SolvedNew Micro-Atx Build. No beeps, no LEDs, no POST. What's wrong? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !