I want a new Motherboard but...

  Salamander7 15:18 06 Apr 2014
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I have a midi tower system but would like to upgrade because it is too old to run Win 7 or above and Win XP support is now over. I plan to replace the motherboard,processor and ram. My problem is that whenever I search for Mother boards they are always ATX micro. I dont want a micro board because it will not fit my case. Am I missing something somewhere? Is it still possible to purchase ATX motherboards which are not micro ATX?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:34 06 Apr 2014

What sort of spec are you looking for? and whats your budget?

Sonds like you need to purchase a motherboard bundle from the likes of novatech or dabs

  Salamander7 15:41 06 Apr 2014

Yes you are correct. I have searched Dabs till I lost patience when everything seemed to be ATX micro. Budget around hundred to two two hundred. I would like it to be 64 bit as well as having USB 3

  Jollyjohn 15:53 06 Apr 2014

Why will micro ATX not fit your case? ATX is bigger, usually because they have an extra 3 expansion slots over a micro ATX board.

Have a look at 3000rpm, a Dundee based firm that do upgrade bundles and barebones computers eg -click here

  Mr Mistoffelees 23:03 06 Apr 2014

An ATX case will also accomodate Mini ATX and Micro ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards for AMD and Intel, on Dabs here. Plenty available elsewhere too.

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