The motherboard is one of the most important components of a computer. It is responsible for connecting all the other parts together, and ensuring that they are able to communicate with each other. Most people don’t know that there are different sizes of motherboards, which can make it difficult to figure out what size you need if you’re building your own PC. This article will help break down the differences in popular motherboard form factors so that next time you buy a motherboard, it’s easier than ever!
1. ATX (Advanced Technology eXtended) – the most common and standard size of motherboards in use today. with dimensions of 12″ x 9.6″ (305mm x 244mm)
The ATX dimension is 305mm x 244mm x 10.2mm. It has a total of 7 expansion slots and a power supply 240 mm in length. The motherboard can also be used to host CPUs with a TDP of up to 140 watts
2. Micro ATX – smaller than ATXbut larger than Mini-ITX, with dimensions of 9.6” x 8” (244mm x 203mm). These are used for desktop computers and small form factor PCs like HTPCs or slim line desktops
3. Mini ITX – smallest size available, with dimensions of 6″×6″ or 152 mm × 152 mm). They’re usually used in