Originally Posted by Larisa
Thanks guys, very helpful. There must be more than that. I know you have to get the correct form for the case right (ATX, Micro ...)? How do you know this unless form only applies to the motherboard?
Basically you can't fit a normal ATX board in a micro case. HOWEVER, you can fit a micro board in a standard mid-tower case.
The form really only applies to motherboard, basically sockets are still the same and things like that, only that it is smaller.
Basically a micro=Small Board
ATX=Standard size board (Most common)
If you are tight on space, you can buy a MICRO board and then a Micro case, this would be a little case, rather then the big cases most people have.
A standard mid-tower ATX is basically what most people have, it is the most common.
You use a standard board and put it in to a standard case.
There are also Full-towers, there is no supersized ATX board you would put in, just a standard one.
Basically it's like this.
Micro ATX= Used for micro cases, CAN BE USED FOR MID or even FULL TOWER CASES.
ATX=Mid tower cases, or even full tower.