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Hey Guys - I'm planning on building a new computer soon. I'ts been a long time since I've looked so I have a lot of catching up to do on new hardware. Right now im planning on building it around an Intel Core i5-2400..

Anyway, my main question is that I have noticed a very large portion of motherboards are Micro ATX now.. I do the majority of my shopping on newegg.com and almost alllll of the top rated LGA 1155 boards are Micro's. Im probably going to be using my old Antec 900 case so I don't need a Micro. Is there any upside or down sides to using the Micro boards over the standard ATX??


Any further comments on my CPU choice or other good mid range picks would be appreciated as well! I'm especially unsure about the video card right now, looking for something not tooo expensive that would scale with the CPU.

Thanks!
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Micro-ATX boards usually wont have Power Delivery systems like full ATX, less RAM slots, Less PCI-e slots as well.
    
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