Can I fit a micro-ATX motherboard in a mid tower case? Full-tower and mid-tower cases both fit standard ATX motherboards—by far the most common motherboard size out there. Both can also fit smaller micro-ATX motherboards.
Can I fit a micro-ATX motherboard in a mid tower case?
Full-tower and mid-tower cases both fit standard ATX motherboards—by far the most common motherboard size out there. Both can also fit smaller micro-ATX motherboards. Exact sizing varies from case to case, but most mid-towers run up to roughly 18 inches high and 8 or so inches wide.
Will a micro-ATX fit in a full tower?
Yes, certain ATX full towers will support Micro-ATX motherboards. Most Xclio cases will support Micro-ATX, but there are other companies that will as well. Just browse some online sites (newegg, tigerdirect, etc.)
How big is a micro-ATX Mid Tower?
ATX, MicroATX, and Mini-ITX ATX boards measure 12 by 9.6 inches, MicroATX up to 9.6 by 9.6 inches (they’re sometimes smaller), and Mini-ITX 6.7 inches square. Broadly speaking, a case that supports a larger board will itself tend to be larger than one that supports only smaller boards, but this is not universally true.
Is it bad to use a micro-ATX motherboard in an ATX case?
The only fact is that smaller boards naturally have a lot less expansion slots, mostly a single PCI/PCI-E x1 and 1 PCI-E x16. Compared to an ATX board with maybe 3 PCI-E x16 and 3 PCI/PCI-E x1. I believe ATX compatible cases are mATX compatible and will be fine fitting them in.
Can you put a micro ATX motherboard in a normal case?
microATX was explicitly designed to be backward-compatible with ATX. The mounting points of microATX motherboards are a subset of those used on full-size ATX boards, and the I/O panel is identical. Thus, microATX motherboards can be used in full-size ATX cases.
Can you put a microATX motherboard in a normal case?
Does Micro ATX affect performance?
The form factor of the motherboard will not affect performance. Considering your case supports full sized ATX cases, I would suggest going with a full sized ATX motherboard. It will allow you the most flexibility and upgrade-ability.
Should I go Micro ATX or ATX?
If you want to build a budget-friendly gaming PC, your best bet is to go with a micro-ATX motherboard. The only real difference is that standard ATX motherboards offer better aesthetics, more PCIe slots, and beefier VRMs for overclocking.