Building a computer
Posted 16 April 2005 - 08:05 PM
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Posted 18 April 2005 - 09:24 AM
MicroATX motherboards are basically the same but shorter (normally fewer expansion slots) so a MicroATX motherboard will fit an ATX case, but a ATX motherboard will be too long for a Micro, and some Mini-ATX cases.
Warning - There will be several mounting holes in the case floor to mount the motherboard with stand-offs. The ATX form factor says that if there is a hole, it must be in a specific place. This does not mean there has to be a hole in the case or a corresponding hole in the motherboard. It only means that if holes are there, they will align.
So make sure you screw in standoffs in all the holes, and only the holes, that have mating holes in the motherboard - you don't want any extra stand offs to short out the board.
And remember that a static discharge so small that you can't feel is more than enough to destroy your CPU, RAM, Video card, or motherboard! Keep yourselve grounded and the equipment unplugged when near the insides.
Posted 18 April 2005 - 11:12 AM
Board manufacturers also usually give you extra's with the board like USB's, I/O shield, cables ... etc. As mentioned above the size of the case matters alot. Your not going to get a standard size ATX board into a micro ATX case.
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