ATX vs AT
For 5 years I been building AT cases
and didn't realize that ATX is much much better!!!
It more roomier, and take the headace out
of plugging in parallel/com port connector
as on AT case.
The cases cost a little more but
it also bigger and has more slot for harddrive, since it so roomy in there, it will
run cooler too.
I like the fact that powerful motherboard only exist on ATX while crappy one are
AT will soon be obsolete.
As soon as us poor folks move over to ATX.
I've found not much (if any) price difference in AT vs ATX. Nor is there any difference in size of case. hmmmm, maybe you've just been buying crappy AT cases? But it is nice having so many of the ports built-in. And the motherboard/OS controling the power is kinda cool. Overall, ATX form factor is better.
me too. i think all the motherboards are all going to be ATX.i have not seen a AT style motherboard for amd or intel.and it does make it easier to assemble.
yeah, i'm planning on building my next system using the ATX platform.
actually, you quoted "it's quieter too, due to the bigger room in the inside". It doesn't depend on the form factor, it depends on the size case you get. Since you said, bigger room in the inside, I assume you are talking about a Full Tower. There is NO BIG difference in how ATX and AT cases are. The only difference is how it's set up.
Well, yes it would be a problem. An AT motherboard has a different power connection, therefore it won't work in an ATX case unless you dump the power supply and add an AT power supply.
BTW: I think most newer AT motherboard will fit in a ATX cases too
or vice versa.
So if you have AT motherboad switching it
to ATX cases shouldn't be a problem
I think you can do it the other way round - several AT Soyo SS7 boards that I built had both AT and ATX power connectors. I never tried using ATX power with the AT mobos, 'cos at the time, we only had AT cases!
most of the new motherboards do come with dual power source plug in,even the all everything mother boards,i am putting together a asus p5ab for myself and at has the atx power supply plug in.
Current Intel processors don't work in AT cases, but I'm guessing your an AMD person anyway.
Here's the way PCWorld see's it. http://pcworld.com/current_issue/art...95+9+1,00.html
What I'm saying, ATX case is 50 percent bigger then AT case trust me it biggger I got them both sitting right here.
dat why they cost more and yes backward compatible with most AT motherboard that has
THe more expensive one is even bigger by 10 percent!
Having an extra bay for a total of 4 bay
and it still med case.
If I am to pay a little more for brand name
Like I said, for future case replacement I'm going with all atx cause all my AT motherboard support it
OK, look. The size of the case depends on what? THE SIZE OF THE CASE.
Sure, maybe the ATX case you got is bigger than the AT case you had. But, I could find you an ATX case smaller than your AT case. Hell, they sell cases that have a replacable backplate (for AT or ATX mobo) and have no power supply (u put in an AT or ATX). Those cases are either AT or ATX, whichever you choose. I also give you my personal gurantee that when you put an ATX backplate and powersupply in it, IT DOESNT GROW.
at or atx is not a size in inches, it is a type, saw a ford the other day bigger than some models of cad. think about it
If you are comparing a 15" AT to a 24" ATX, then, yeah, I think the ATX would be bigger inside, but if ya compare a 19" AT and a 19" ATX, THEY ARE THE SAME!!!!!!
Correct me If I am wrong.
But I've only seen baby sized AT Mobo
or baby/full size ATX mobo
but not fullsize AT mobo.
The place where I buy it from has puny
at cases, and atx case are all giant size.
So that where I get the impression from.
You must talking about more expensive AT cases which I do not buy because I'm buying very cheap generic cases only ranging from 21 to 29.99
Oh, one more thing, you wouldn't want
to mail order these thing would you?
It would cost twice as much as buying it locally.
[This message has been edited by Win_98 (edited 07-04-2000).]
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