Difference between...

By rh7an
Dec 28, 2007
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  1. what is the differnce between a 'mid' computer case and a 'full' gaming case/tower.

    my problem atm is my motherboard, its working fine at present but its one of them micro atx small ones and therefore has few slots to fit extra graphics cards etc. soo if i decide to buy a new bigger motherboard with extra slots will i need to buy a new case to fit it in, i believe my current case is a mid sized 1. just thought id ask and make sure before i go ahead with it =)

    rh7an
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,385   +205

    A full size ATX motherboard will usually fit in mid sized or full sized ATX cases. Does your mid size case have 7 expansion slots in the back? If so, it will likely handle the full size ATX motherboard.

    Obviously, the full size case is larger than the mid size case but I don't know the exact dimensional differences. When buying the case, it should state whether it accommodates ATX, micro ATX, etc. motherboards. I always buy mid size cases and always use full size ATX motherboards with no problems.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    more space and expansion slots. That's about it - just size.
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