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Hello

Looking to upgrade my system, I was going to buy a socket 1156 motherboard. The cheapest mobo I can get is the ASRock H55M-LE or the Intel® Desktop Board DH55TC for € 63,83, however they are micro-ATX.
The next motherboards start at € 113,76 which is to pricey for me.

Can a micro-ATX board fit in a normal sized case? From my understanding the holes are in the same place?


I also wanted to know, if this is the layout of the board:
2046_p4_1.jpg

Do you think I can fit my HD5770 and Scythe Mugen 2 on there?

It looks like my GPU will hit the ram slots switches, and the Mugen will hit the GPU..
Maybe I need to use the default i7 cooler :/

Has anyone got a similar setup? Also, why arn't there any cheap atx motherboards frown.gif
Edited by .:hybrid:. - 5/5/12 at 2:33am
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post #2 of 15
Yes, they fit. I have a mATX mobo in ATX case.
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post #3 of 15
They fit, but why are you upgrading to 1156 instead of 1155?
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No reason to not get a mATX case really unless you are wanting a quad SLI uber leet super duper amazing water cooling LN2 overclocking multi-fan killing machine.
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No reason to not get a mATX case really unless you are wanting a quad SLI uber leet super duper amazing water cooling LN2 overclocking multi-fan killing machine.

Or maybe just an SLI setup + a soundcard.
    
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They fit, but why are you upgrading to 1156 instead of 1155?

I was given a free i7 860
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Quote:
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I was given a free i7 860
nice.
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post #8 of 15
The biggest issue is probably being not future proof. When e.g. you'd like to upgrade but slots aren't there.

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The biggest issue is probably being not future proof. When e.g. you'd like to upgrade but slots aren't there.
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Well... a 1156 board is not very future proof anyways, so...
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reason:Less powah!
I spent $30 on a cheap mid-tower case rather than go mATX tongue.gif
Only good mATX 1156 board I've seen is an evga one..and It's only available sporadicly

There's a few good 1156 boards in the marketplace right now for around $80
 
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