MicroATX and ATX are the two types of motherboards available on the market. There are differences in size between these two types of motherboards. MicroATX is relatively smaller than the ATX motherboard; but is it possible to fit the MicroATX motherboard into the ATX motherboard case? We will be finding out the answer to this question throughout this article. Keep reading this article to know more;
Does a MicroATX Fit in an ATX Case Really?
First introduced by Intel in December 1997, MicroATX is 9.6” wide x 9.6” deep, and it has the capability of being as small as 6.75” wide x 6.75 deep. While the ATX motherboard is initially released by Intel in July 1995. With a dimension of 12.0” x 9.6”, it is the ancestor of MicroATX motherboards. Is it possible to fit MicroATX on the ATX case with all available features and devices?
As you know, there are many differences between them. MicroATX or mATX is smaller than ATX in size. Still, it will fit perfectly in ATX motherboard cases with all available features and devices. Fitting an mATX motherboard on the ATX case will give you some advantages like better airflow, room for upgrades, more drive bays, space for wiring, and rooms for other devices. Though the PC size will be larger and the motherboard will look very small compared to the motherboard case.
Does MicroATX Fit in Any Case?
MicroATX motherboard will easily fit into other ATX motherboard cases. In case, you can fit MicroATX motherboards into any case that has a large space, like ATX motherboard cases. It will be faulty to fit the MicroATX motherboards on a lower-spaced motherboard case. As you know, a larger space can provide some advantages while using motherboards.
Do All PSU (Power Supply Units) Fit in All Motherboards?
Not all PSUs are compatible with all motherboards. In some cases, there exist some differences in the configuration of the motherboard and power supply units which brings incompatibility. Most modern-day motherboard and power supply units follow the ATX configuration standard developed by Intel. For this reason, most of the available power supply units and motherboards perfectly fit with each other.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can a MicroATX Fit in a Full Tower?
Yes, a MicroATX motherboard fits in the ATX full towers. The mounting holes of a MicroATX board are similar to ATX full towers. And this is the main reason that made MicroATX is fitted in a full tower.
Is MicroATX Worse than ATX?
Though, the MicroATX is the successor of the ATX and a better option compared to the ATX motherboards. Still, (MicroATX) could be the worst choice for the user who needs a lot of storage.
Is MicroATX Good for Gaming?
For budget gamers, MicroATX is a great choice. Though it doesn’t offer a lot of storage, still it is also a great choice for those who don’t have too high gaming requirements with a small motherboard cabinet.
At this point, you have already got your answer. Despite the difference in size, MicroATX can easily be fitted into the case of the ATX motherboard. This will provide you with more space for other peripherals and devices on the motherboard case. Well, up to this today, have a great day.
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