[OpenIndiana-discuss] General question about motherboards
mawcikurl at gmail.com
Fri Dec 24 02:09:17 UTC 2010
AFAIK, most cases will have downsize capabilities regarding the motherboard's form factor. So a full tower case, will have the screw hole spots for Extended ATX, ATX, Micro ATX; a mid tower case have ATX and Micro ATX holes; while a mini tower have only Micro ATX holes. And I just knew about the sub cases after Alex mentioned before.
Hope it helps you on deciding.
From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" <shadowhunter at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 18:56:20
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Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] General question about motherboards
ATX cases will come with standoffs that you will screw into the
chassis' motherboard tray to match holes in the motherboard.
ATX cases will take up the entire motherboard tray, MicroATX boards
will take up a smaller footprint in these cases. There are sub-ATX
cases available that will only handle microATX boards, however if you
have a tower (mini, mid or full) it is highly unlikely that you will
not be able to fit a board into it.
My mainboard on my desktop is a microATX with a Thermaltake BachVx
mid-tower case. I had no problems fitting it.
Hope this helps.
On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 18:48, Harry Putnam <reader at newsguy.com> wrote:
> "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" <shadowhunter at gmail.com> writes:
>> On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 19:58, Harry Putnam <reader at newsguy.com> wrote:
>>> Thanks for the input.
>>> The spec says its `form factor' is micro ATX
>>> Does that mean the screw holes won't fit an ATX MidTower (antec sonata)
> Alex S responded:
>> Any ATX type motherboard will fit in an ATX case - you'll just not use
>> the entire motherboard tray and all standoffs.
> I'm not sure what all fits into ATX `type'. Apparently you think the
> micro ATX does ... eh?
> So no drilling screw holes or other fabrications necessary?
> And just so I know before going much further... Do you know this about
> `ATX' working with `micro ATX' for a fact or are you guessing about
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