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mATX vs ATX?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Oblivion86, Mar 24, 2009.

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    Oblivion86 New Member

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    Hello,

    I have my eye on a mATX AM2+ board with PCI-e 2.0 compliance and 8gb total RAM (a big step up form my current mobo), it costs 50 pounds and is made by MSI (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148368). However a friend on Skype told me to "steer clear, it's mATX", what does he mean? Are mATX boards seen as inferior? Or do MSI not make good mATX boards? I am a bit confused on this matter :laugh:.
     
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    The only difference is size. And because of size less expansion slots and the likes. Quality wise there is no reason not to get mATX.
     
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    Thanks, glad there's no functional difference. I couldn't see the point in forking out another 15-25 pounds just for 1 more pci slot and 1 more pci-ex1 slot :rolleyes:.
     

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