Looking For An ATX Motherboard W/Wifi Any Suggestions?

May 17, 2018 at 17:54:18
Specs: Windows 10
I'm having a hard time finding the difference between a regular ATX Motherboard and a Micro ATX while looking thru all the titles on the different store sites.

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#1
May 17, 2018 at 18:10:18
The difference between ATX & mATX is the size of the board. An ATX board is 25% longer which means it will have more PCIe and/or PCI slots. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicroATX

Since an ATX board is longer, it won't fit in an mATX case, but a mATX board will fit in an ATX case. Also, rather than buying a board with built-in WiFi, I suggest you buy a normal board & install a PCIe or PCI WiFi card. USB wireless is another option.


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#2
May 17, 2018 at 20:38:42
I agree with riider on this, why would you abandon all of your other requirements for the motherboard just to use one of the very few that includes onboard Wifi when a Wifi PCIe 1x card is not expensive to add and you can concentrate on all of the more important features when selecting your motherboard.
Number of PCIe 16x slots
Number of PCIe 4x & 1x slots
Number of SATA ports
Number of USB3.0 & 3.1 ports
Number of M.2 sockets & bandwidth
Number of fan ports
History of quality products
Length of warranty
Etc.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
May 17, 2018 at 20:44:00
thanks. You have any suggestions on what type of ATX z370 Motherboard I can get with great or good audio specs?

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#4
May 18, 2018 at 04:52:15
For what you are asking, this one:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...
includes Wifi & more than decent audio and a lot of good gaming and performance features.
The flip side is that you could spend quite a bit less on the board and get PCIe sound & Wifi cards separate and have more choices if they are really critical for you, for not much more total.
I like Gigabyte boards and have had good results, if you are not into them you could find the same features on most other brands as well. You look at all of the important features that you want and would like to have and see what is in your preferred price range. You can look at reviews on the boards and also look at the price and features on the add on cards if one or more features are lacking. In my opinion the sound on all of the good name brand boards is plenty for me but if you are more critical then Google for reviews on the different sound chips and cards and weigh the quality vs price and the importance to you vs price.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
May 18, 2018 at 09:27:16
yes that IS a good mobo thx..

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May 18, 2018 at 18:31:47

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