Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dubstar, Apr 24, 2003.
is mirco-atx and baby-at similar? could i get away with a Micro-ATX board in a Baby-AT case??
What you really want to look at here are the letters "AT" and "ATX". AT uses a different power supply connector, and the I/O shield is way different. Even if the plug is ok, you might have an issue with the output of the power supply since AT cases are kinda old now.
I have made an ATX board fit into an AT case. but I had to do tons of modding to get it to work. In hindsight it wasn't worth the effort. You can get most cases now for about $50 with a halfway decent PS included.
it seems the board in my case is an ATX, (so says official IBM website info), but it clearly states on the inside of the case "Baby AT" i tried asking IBM why, but they didnt have an answer.
23 1/2mm Wide
well, what if he does without the i/o shield completely? will an atx power supply fit?
An ATX PSU should fit, but the power buttons are different. The AT button cuts the power directly to the PSU, the ATX button just jumpstarts the mobo. So you will need a button for the ATX as the AT button sits on the PSU cable.
AT doesn't even have an I/O shield, the ports aren't mounted on the board directly. They are mounted with brackets and cables.
So if it's a Baby AT case you're out of luck unless you take out your dremel and get a new button.
Damn that's tiny! 235x300mm maybe?
my ruler says MM, the other side has Inches..
Yeah mm are the small bits. The numbered are cm.
(Can't everyone just use metric??)
not really when entire nations are based on other systems of measurement.
not that easy.
yep me being from EG, cali also....
we like our pounds, inches, feet, yards and miles
we only ever use metric if were are working on a japanese car lol
Yeah I know, it was more of a joke than serious.
But the metric system is much easier. Everything is base 10. I can't even figure out imperial measurements, always need to look them up. 1 inch is 2.54 cm but that's about it.
Oh well, such is the world...