was I not supposed to use the stand offs for this mobo?
its more likely you used the standoffs in the wrong mounting holes... i'm not sure. I don't have a picture to see what's wrong. but these things should come together pretty simply. i would pull all the "stuff" out of the case. all the drive bays, everything. Then i would match the mb up with the IO slot, and see which holes you're supposed to use for mounting. then make sure your spacers are in, and you mount the mb properly.