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Do micro Atx mobos fit in atx cases?

By amazon_sephy ยท 5 replies
Mar 23, 2005
  1. Hey guys, title pretty much says it all, i just recently purchased an aopen mk89-l mobo, a micro atx mobo, and was wondering if you can put it into any regular atx case, and not just m-atx cases. thanks
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    There are two extra mounting holes in micro-ATX motherboards. I suppose you can do without using them although you have to take extra care when plugging in PCI cards so you wouldn't beak the motherboard. Or use plastic standoffs with the bottom part cut off to support the mobo.
  3. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    MicroATX motherboards will fit in ATX cases.

    Nodsu, what two extra mounting holes are you talking about? Every MicroATX board I have used fits snugly in standard ATX cases, using all available mounting holes.

    Boards in particular I am referring to: Intel D865GLC, Intel D915GAG, Gigabyte GA-7N400 Summit,, and others.
  4. amazon_sephy

    amazon_sephy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    thanks for the replys guys, it will be much easier picking out a case now that i know i can use any atx.
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Page 8 of this document for example says that there are two holes R and S to microATX.

    And I never said those would prevent anyone from installing a microATX board to anywhere.
  6. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Hmm, I haven't yet had an instance where a MATX motherboard had mounting holes that I couldn't mount to the case.

    I wasn't inferring that you were saying anything... just wondering what boards you've used that you couldn't mount fully.
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