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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by ex_reven, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. ex_reven New Member

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    Hey guys

    I was looking at Pc cases and was wondering if anyone could explain the differences between modern Case form factors like atx and btx and all that jazz

    It confuses me :)
     
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    OOTay New Member

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    Straight off wikipedia, they are just different sizes of motherboards that fit into the cases. The most common is the ATX wich is basicly is the normal size. And the smallest most common mobo is the MicroATX board. If you are looking at normal sized cases most often it would be the ATX, just check what the case uses.
     
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    what if im looking for a case with an atx motherboard but a smaller case?

    not the regular atx case, would this case be classed ATX or MicroATX?
     
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    Umm an ATX board is not able to fit into a mATX case. Also there are two type of motherboards. mATX boards and ATX. Mostly for ATX they would say "Standard ATX". For a mATX it's just plain mATX.
     
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    i guess i DO have to build one then :(
     
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    Its real simple if you have a standard atx board use an atx case... if you have a matx board use a matx case. Beyond that if your wanting to do something tricky and build a micro-atx case with an atx board... more power to ya.
     
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    OOTay New Member

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    i think we have confused the poor guy...
     
  9. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    You can have an ATX case, but most ATX cases will also support microATX as well, but not vice-versa. If you have a mATX board, you can get a mATX case or ATX case. If you have an ATX board, then ATX case.
     
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    Good explanation lol nj
     
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    thanks i get you
     

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