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The AT form factor
Atx, btx, nlx
Desktop motherboards typically have a standard form factor and are interchangeable while laptop motherboards are proprietary.
Form Factor is the size, configuration, or physical arrangement of a computer hardware object.
I'm not sure of which three specific components you are looking for but there are actually for that need to be the same. The case, the motherboard, the processor, and the power supply. Different form factors of motherboards have different screw hole alignments so not all motherboards will fit into a certain case. Processors have several different pin configurations and will only fit some motherboards. Power supplies also have a couple different form factors. With the new processors requiring more power, there are motherboards that require more power connections.
MicroBTX, NanoBTX, and PicoBTX.
P8 and P9 power connectors
Any standardized case will hold any motherboards of that form factor, such as ATX or microATX.
A form factor of a motherboard is it's size relative to other motherboards, some computer cases cannot support motherboards who's form factors are too small, or large for it.The form factors I can remember off the top of my head are:ATXMicro ATXMini ITXNano ITXPico ITX
Actually, the CORRECT answer is that the form factor of motherboards pertains to the size and shape of the board. There is no other answer to this question.
The three versions are; Micro, Nano and Pico
Laptop motherboards tend to have a smaller form factor
ATX is the form factor.
MicroATX, it reduced the cost of ATX type motherboards by removing the amount of expansion slots reducing the need for a big power supply allowing the motherbard to fit in smaller cases.
ATX is the form factor which Motherboards, Computer Cases and Graphics Cards use to standardise sizing. An ATX form-factor Motherboard will fit an ATX Case, and an ATX Graphics Card will fit in the case as well.
There are separate industry standards for each so that products can be compatible from vendor to vendor. For example, motherboards have standard connectors and sizes for different chassis configurations. RAM have different connector conventions so you cannot put the wrong type of ram into your computer.
A micro ATX board is a slightly smaller version, and most motherboards are either ATX or micro ATX these days.
A "Mini tower" is often referred to as "Micro ATX" Form factor! They are very often only compatible with certain PSUs (Power supply units), Micro ATX motherboards and smaller video cards.
The case, motherboard, and power supply must all be the same form factor. Obviously the motherboard and the case would have to be the same or the motherboard would never fit in the case. Then the power supply must not only fit in the case, but have the same connectors as the motherboard. Otherwise it won't work.
All operating systems will work with mini ITX. This form factor supports all standard architectures.