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I have decided to build my own pc and was going through some old, retired machines in search of salvageable parts. Not much is useable but I thought I might use one of the old cases. Naturally I need an ATX style case but how do you tell the difference between an ATX case and an AT case?
 
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You need to think about what kind of system you are putting together, a good case and quality PSU are two items I would'nt recommend skimping on.
 
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Definitions might be helpful too.
AT

Short for advanced technology, the AT is an IBM PC model introduced in 1984. It includes an Intel 80286 microprocessor, a 1.2MB floppy drive, and an 84-key AT keyboard.
Today, the term is used more generally to refer to any PC with an 80286 processor.

ATX

The modern-day shape and layout of PC motherboards. It improves on the previous standard, the Baby AT form factor, by rotating the orientation of the board 90 degrees. This allows for a more efficient design, with disk drive cable connectors nearer to the drive bays and the CPU closer to the power supply and cooling fan.
 
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