How can i tell if my case is an ATX Case 6 replies

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#1 13 years ago

:confused: :confused: :confused: I don't know if my case is an ATX case can anyone help?:confused: :confused: :confused:




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#2 13 years ago

Er, you could say how old it is, and what kind of PSU you have, but to be honest, I don't remember how to identify it. ATX is a bit wider maybe?




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#3 13 years ago

Full-ATX – (12" wide x 9.6" deep) / Mini-ATX – (11.2" wide x 8.2" deep) , its the size of the motherboard that counts as that obviously create a minimum size of case. for example i used to have an Antec super lanboy which took an ATX mobo but was 450mm high and was pretty much the smallest size for ATX, but now i have a case which is 530mm high but still only takes an ATX mobo as it has space above the power supply while my old case didnt. there are larger cases but usually meant as servers or for older formats such as AT

read this for more: http://www.computerhope.com/help/mb.htm


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#4 13 years ago

Double topic, nice. As I said in the other post, the best way to tell if a case, by itself, is AT or ATX is to look at the power switch. ATX switches are instantaneous, so they return to their neutral position when pushed. AT switches are actually switched, so that when you press them (to turn the computer on) they stay slightly depressed, like most on CRT monitors.




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#5 13 years ago

does the power supply have 2 power connectors that go to the motherboard? (p8 and p9 connectors) then its AT pwrb.gif if it has only one (p1 connector), then its an ATX atxcon.jpg




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#6 13 years ago

thanks GreatGrizzly I checked and its an AT. Now I was wondering if I could still an ATX mobo if I change the power supply because its max power is 250 watts.




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#7 13 years ago

(i think)it wont work if the case is AT compatable. cases are cheap, go get an atx one :nodding: