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2020/08/21 01:02:14 (permalink)
The ad copy for the Micro ATX 2 says, built for perfection v2.0 and I am sure that I read somewhere that the "2" came about after listening to what customers wanted improved.  So of course I bought a "2" and not a "1".  Who wouldn't, right?  But seriously, customers were requesting a new version, improved by removing the USB Type-C ports?  And a x16 PCI-E slot?  How is that improved?
 
Alas, it looks like I will be ordering a v1.0 board too.  I had plans for a new, daily-driver, so to speak with this mATX v2 board.  I have had my mind set on using a Silverstone TJ08-E case, which seems perfect if you do need DVD, a card reader and myriad science kit, in a small box on your desk.  The TJ08-E case even has a removable motherboard tray which fits a mATX board perfectly.  Too perfectly.  The IO connections on v2 have the pins parallel to the board ... and the motherboard snugs right up to the lip of the tray, leaving no room to attach the connectors.  So to salvage my desire to use this case, the options are to change motherboards or take tools of mild destruction to the motherboard tray, maybe both.  I am perfectly capable of doing whatever needs done to make this work.  It is just that this bit of reality intruding into my happy plan has sucked some of initial joy out of room... if you know what I mean. :-/
 
Sorry, I just needed to vent a little.  If you have not used a TJ08-E case before, do check it out.  It is a marvelous bit of engineering.  Silverstone says it is not discontinued, but it is mighty difficult to find.
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    DEJ915
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    Re: About mATX 2020/08/21 12:38:42 (permalink)
    In the manual for Micro, it says it has 2 x16 and 1 x4 in an x16 connector so both boards have the same PCIE slot layout but the new model has metal reinforced slots.
     
    If you need vertical io ports at the bottom of the motherboard though it seems you'll have to use the micro like you said.
     
    I wanted to add, BHPhoto has the regular Micro for $115 dollars right now.
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    Re: About mATX 2020/09/03 06:00:59 (permalink)
    I really like this case.  It is a tight fit but I have the board in and running okay fine.  With some effort I have everything attached except the front audio without getting out the sharp and bendy tools.  No worries as I cannot recall when I was in the habit of using the front audio instead of the connections in the back.
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    Re: About mATX 2020/09/06 12:50:27 (permalink)
    yo, that case is really small me personally I am using a Phanteks enthoo pro M case. the only problem is i went from a 240 AIO radiator to a 280 AIO radiator. so you might have to sacrifice your optical drive but I love the case. the case is a little bigger than your but it is better on air flow the extreme processors can put up a lot of heat.

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    Re: About mATX 2020/09/07 01:06:55 (permalink)

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    You guys talking about smal cases try shoveling a 7980xe/2x1080tis and 3x240s hard tubed on a TT Level 20 VT also with quick disconnects xD for outside rad support.
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    Re: About mATX 2020/09/07 01:13:53 (permalink)
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    You guys talking about smal cases try shoveling a 7980xe/2x1080tis and 3x240s hard tubed on a TT Level 20 VT also with quick disconnects xD for outside rad support.

    That is impressive work.

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    Re: About mATX 2020/09/07 16:35:03 (permalink)
    rjohnson11That is impressive work.

     
    Roger that!  
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