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First Computer Case bought, need help!

Should I remove this? It does't look like a standoff to me? Will I kill my board? The computer fans and led powers on fine, but nothing happens, is that the problem?
I hope someone here might be able to assist me. Here are some pictures I took of the MB/Case, hope they help :D

1> http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/998728_194134764075784_437209088_n.jpg

2> http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/971643_194134787409115_842663063_n.jpg

3> http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/922897_194134784075782_228726508_n.jpg

4> http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/998264_194134850742442_591941415_n.jpg

5> http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/8606_194134830742444_1460462927_n.jpg

Let me know if the links works. Thanks!
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  1. It shouldn't really affect your motherboard. I wouldn't be too concerned about it. What case is this btw?
  2. Most New computer case vendors are now putting in one standoff alinement pin. In the bag of screws if the top of the pin is threaded should be a screw for it. All you want to check is that the pin is holding that side of the mb off the tray to keep it from shorting out.
  3. icypyro said:
    It shouldn't really affect your motherboard. I wouldn't be too concerned about it. What case is this btw?


    This is the my case. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133199
  4. Okay, so the mid bronze pin thingy is no trouble... good, good, what about the board making contact with the red metal thingy near the PSU, should I worry? The computer worked for like a day just fine. But right now the computer powers on but nothing happens, not one beep. Even thou the fans and led lights power up fine. Should I make a separate thread for that?
  5. It doesn't look like anything metallic on the motherboard is making contact with the Mobo/PSU separator but you could probably bend it slightly out of the way.

    In the tittle you said: ¨First computer case bought¨... so I assume all other components are from your previous computer, including the PSU?.. So the PSU would be the first component to suspect of.. You could test it on another computer or try another PSU on the new case, or buy a new replacement PSU. You may also want to double check the power connections to the motherboard, and reseat the RAM modules and while doing that, install the modules on two same color slots to get dual data rate from them for better performance.
  6. Chicano said:
    It doesn't look like anything metallic on the motherboard is making contact with the Mobo/PSU separator but you could probably bend it slightly out of the way.

    In the tittle you said: ¨First computer case bought¨... so I assume all other components are from your previous computer, including the PSU?.. So the PSU would be the first component to suspect of.. You could test it on another computer or try another PSU on the new case, or buy a new replacement PSU. You may also want to double check the power connections to the motherboard, and reseat the RAM modules and while doing that, install the modules on two same color slots to get dual data rate from them for better performance.


    Correct, I moved everything from the old case to the new one. I just tested my PSU and all the lights are green except for the -5v one... this PSU is new, bought it not more then a month and a half ago... is the -5v not lighting up bad? :C

    Also, I just checked and the Motherboard is not making contact to the PSU red metal thingy.
  7. Best answer
    The -5 VDC pin is not that important... it's for older AT expansion cards and some PSUs don't even include it anymore... that may be why it doesn't register or due to it's negative polarity.
    So, since the PSU may not be the culprit, you may want to breadboard the system to exclude the case from the list of possible causes.
    One that has worked for me and other users in this type of issue is resetting the BIOS... remove the battery and wait 5 to 10 minutes before reinstalling it.
  8. The PSU is fine, I tested every component and they are all fine, except the motherboard :C
    I need a new motherboard... Thanks for everyone's help!
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