Thursday, August 22, 2013

Form Factor Definition

A form factor is an industry standard that ensures that all components of a computer fit together properly. The most commonly used form factor for custom PC builders is ATX. There are other form factors such as Micro ATX, extended ATX, HPTX, mini ITX and so on. A computer case will have a list of compatible form factors. Motherboards and power supplies must be the same form factor as the case.

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