Hey, I'm building my first computer and I came across a problem I couldn't solve myself. After I install a PCI (wireless network) card into the x16 slot (or if I install a gtx 650 ti boost gfx card) the holes to put a screw in don't really match up as pictured here: http://i.imgur.com/Klt5dpd.jpg (Case I'm using is Thermaltake Commander MS-I)
Are the screws really necessary or are there any alternatives to it? Zip ties?.. Is it possible to fix the holes without damaging anything? I tried bending it, but it just slides back into place it was before.
I'll be waiting for possible solutions before trying anything myself.
I've screwed the PCI card, the screw only goes in like a couple milimeters and appears to stay firm, but it's sticking the head out more than it should. I tried forcing it, doesn't budge at all. Also the card grips to the bracket with the screw and moves itself. The bracket gets back in his old position and drags the card itself with it...
I also need to install a Graphics card next.. I'll leave the network card's screw as it is. It looks like it can hold it fine and won't budge because of the friction with bracket. Will 'stucking' a screw the same way in graphic's card screw-hole work also?
Edit: By the way would using a smaller screw and a screw-nut be a good idea?
Ok. I fixed the problem by using a few more screws (even if not fully seated in, but still doesn't budge) around it to hold it. It all seems stable and stuff. I felt kinda' retarded asking such easy questions, but It cost me cash and I was nervous >.> Thanks for the help anyway!