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Old September 24, 2009, 05:28 PM
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If it supports atx, it supports matx. Some cases only support mATX. Some support mATX and itx. Make sure its both, some are just itx.
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Old September 24, 2009, 06:02 PM
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I have a mATX... things are always a little more cramped. For example my sATA ports would be blocked if I had a 10.5" video card. Also mATX boards tend to have fewer features.
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Old September 25, 2009, 05:57 AM
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Any case that supports ATX will support mATX.

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Old September 28, 2009, 03:55 PM
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If you have a large case (think Lian Li V2000), running sata cables can be annoying if they're on the "bottom" (which is inverted) of the board.

(The obvious) Less sata ports usually, don't usually find SLI/CF compatibility unless you're going for enthusiest boards.
And of course the obvious no triple/quad video card setups.
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Old September 28, 2009, 04:23 PM
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There are mATX boards with dual PCI-E x16 slots, so Crossfire/SLI isn't a definite no. You just won't have any other expansion slots if the cards are dual-slot design. If you go water though and get them to single-slot, then all is well.

For example: ASUS Rampage II Gene mATX LGA1366 Motherboard Review
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If you are just ocing the cpu a bit and only have one video card, there's not much difference (performance and features) besides losing a few pci slots and sata ports etc
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