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Old 02-01-2005, 10:53 PM   #1
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Default ATX Micro vs. Mid

Will the same motherboard fit in both cases?
Is the back panels different?
What else is different besides outside dimensions?
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Old 02-01-2005, 11:27 PM   #2
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It is like the difference between an apartement block and a high rise!
First the mobo has a dimension with holes specifically made for a given type of case.
Secondly, if you want three cdroms and four hard drives down the line, you have to get a case that will be able to take other devices. Some cases can take one hard disk and one cdrom; no room for expansion. They take less space, but you also have less space!
The choice of your case all depends if you plan to keep it for long to be able to add new devices, or it is like a laptop, practical but barely or no further improvement!
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Default Re: ATX Micro vs. Mid

Hehehe.. I could never use a micro or even a mid. I use an Antec Soho fileserver case :P I need the room to expand But as zero4zero stated, motherboards have mounting holes that go with certain cases. Micro is about the only one that won't support most mobos because of it's tiny size :P (I'm excluding older cases in that statement.)
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