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Solved: ATX Board sizes

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What size are most dual-core boards? I recently got a new graphics card, AGP, and now regret not getting PCI-E. I don't want to go wrong here!

I go to my mates house a lot for a few network games and my full-ATX case is just too big. I want to order a micro-ATX case, as my current mobo is micro-atx, but are dual-core boards micro atx or standard?

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Biggest problem I see with newer boards is they have fewer and fewer pci slots to add devices. Well that really gets painful on micro boards which might have only 1 or two and while it may not be a problem now, and many have pci-X1 and 2 slots, there aren't that many devices out yet to fit those newer X slots and the prices are pretty high for them besides. I would stay with full Atx boards as suggested.
Just watch out for really cheap aluminum cases as you will slice your fingers everywhere if you are not careful.
JohnWill said:
I have a pair of these cases, and right now all you pay is shipping. They have very good airflow, and I didn't have any issues with sharp edges building the systems. It's a no-brainer for me. :) Obviously, you will need a P/S, but you'll want to select a quality P/S, not something that the case manufacturer cut costs on to include in the package.**.node2?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
JW I don't even need one but the shipping is free and so is the case, Hell I bought one anyway. Who doesn't need a free case.
Wow I'm starting to get excited!
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