Case and Motherboard sizes. 3 replies

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Enterprise2002

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#1 12 years ago

I have a PC, I'd like to change into a Media Centre PC, but I am not sure what size motherboard will fit into the case.

It currently has a Gigabyte Columbia IV (GA-8SIML) Ver 1.2 µATX motherboard, but I have never heard of 'µATX'. Is it a baby or a normal sized board?

I have a feeling it might be baby by the looks of it, but I am not sure.




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#2 12 years ago

µATX' or micro atx is a slightly shorter form of the normal atx, usually there is only 3 pci slots instead of 5 as in a normal atx board, usually the specifications are similar to larger boards.

here's the one you are asking about

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/products/motherboard/Default.aspx?Keyword=GA-8SIML

there are quite a few different types so it would be worthwhile finding out exactly which one yours is


Thinking about it.



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#3 12 years ago
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#4 12 years ago

μATX is identical to ATX in every respect except for size (and by extension, number of expansion slots). Other components that interface with an ATX board will also work on a μATX board.