[mythtv-users] MytthTV system: ATX vs mATX motherboard?

Stroller linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Sun Dec 31 14:10:23 UTC 2006

On 31 Dec 2006, at 05:31, Trent Carbe wrote:
> Does it really matter if I choose a ATX or mATX motherboard?? Not  
> counting on which casing I choose, are there any differences in  
> chipset quality, heat issues or other stuff worth considering?

I have seen a lot of dead PCs this year which appear to have fried  
the motherboard when the PSU has died. These have all been mATX, but  
I think that is simply because they're most popular with the  
manufacturers of cheap PCs sold with cheap PSUs by high-street stores  
(eMachines &c).

There should be no difference in quality between ATX & mATX  
motherboards from a reputable manufacturer, but I concur with Mr  
Smolka that the additional PCI slots of a full-sized ATX board are  
likely to be useful.


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