I can't believe I don't know this and can't find the answer with a Google search, but will a regular ATX motherboard fit in a mid tower ATX case, or do I need to find a micro-ATX motherboard?
I'm looking at some relatively inexpensive Lian-Li cases because I've heard good things about them, but they all seem to be mid-tower ATX cases, and I was planning on buying a full ATX form motherboard. I'm planning on a gaming rig; not very very top of the line but with a lot of power, two graphics cards, core i7, and at least 4 gigs of ram, so it would need fairly good airflow too, which I guess might be a problem with a smaller case?
The person I'm building it for prefers something slightly smaller than a full size but isn't really stuck on it; we don't need more than one dvd drive and two hds to fit in the case, so if the difference is in the drive bays, that isn't much of a concern.
VGA: Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT (256 MB) Monitor: Dell S2009W MB: ECS KA3 MVP (V1.0A) AM2 AMD 580X CrossFire ATX AMD OS: Windows XP Home SP3 Browser: Firefox 3.6.8
CPU:AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4600+ Sound: Integrated CPU Pps: Basic home use, medium gaming Memory: 4 GB G.Skill DDR2 800 (PC2-6400) PSU: Thermaltake W0116RU 750W
HD: Seagate 1TB, WD 750 GB Cooling: 120 mm side case fan, 80 mm rear case fan