[Question] Micro-ATX or ATX- Which Form-Factor is Right for Me?

https://imgur.com/buZBY1W

Hello members,

I’m looking to upgrade my PC (i5 6600, GTX 1060), and I’ve always just stuck with ATX mobo’s but seeing how cheap you can get a decent Micro-ATX mobo intrigues me. I mean, if I’m only going to be using 2 ram slots and 1 PCIe slot anyway. Is there any point in going to ATX?

Yes.

They don’t have as many expansion slots as ATX. But if you don’t have a need for all the extra slots, then why not save some money and maybe even build in a more compact case.

Micro ATX boards range from the most cut down boards available up to completely full featured boards (minus a few PCIe slots). Just depends on how much you want to spend and what features you really need.

1 Like