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 Share 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. 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! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer coomanperson February 21, 2013 8:06:46 PM Best answer selected by coomanperson. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Will a Gigabyte MicroATX GA-G31M-ES2L fit this case ? Forum MicroATX MB selection... Forum HP XE783 is MB a standard MicroATX form factor? Forum Need opinions on microATX case for gaming Forum Best Gaming MicroATX Case , PSU? Forum High End PSU for a MicroATX Slim Case Forum Looking for a Case for micro-ATX motherboard, any suggestion Forum MicroATX case with 160W Forum Help me pick a new Micro-atx motherboard. Forum How does this MicroATX build look? Forum New Micro-ATX AMD HTPC Gaming Build (first timer) Forum Micro-ATX Gaming Build Forum Need a micro-atx case for ASUS Rampage IV GENE Forum BestConfigs - MicroATX Gaming Build Forum BestConfigs - MicroATX Gaming Build Forum LOOKING 4 MICRO-ATX MOTHERBOARD/CPU COMBO Forum 2 Sticks or 1 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !