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Old 07-23-2006, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Micro ATX mobo vs ATX mobo

Any pros and cons to them? The case I'm buying supports both and the mobo I'm looking at is a micro atx.

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Old 07-23-2006, 08:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The micros have fewer expansion slots and usually run hotter.

Go with the ATX if at all possible.


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ATX also Overclock Better over Micro ATX, In general that is.
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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go with atx if your case supports it, microatx boards are cheaper because they usually have less features and is smaller therefore cheaper to make
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