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Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H backplate loose on Zalman Z11 case

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December 4, 2013 6:29:14 AM

I have a Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H motherboard and a Zalman Z11 Plus case.
I have inserted the backplate and screwed the motherboard into the standoffs.
However there is a few millimetres space between the backplate and the MOBO.
I am quite certain there shouldn't be any space for the backplate to move around?
I have looked around for clips, screws, or something to secure it but can't find any.
Perhaps I'm doing something wrong?

I am a first-time PC builder so this is probably my first of many questions to come.
I do have a couple of people helping me on FaceTime and I am following tutorials.
So, with any luck, I won't pester you with too many questions.

But does anyone have the same (or similar) motherboard as me?
It's a Micro ATX motherboard.

Would appreciate an answer from someone who has the same case as me.
Or is familiar with (e.g. Knows a friend who has the same case as me, etc.?)

>> A couple of other questions (unless they need to be in another topic?)

I installed my processor, an Intel Core i5 4570 into the motherboard yesterday.
It slotted in nice and easily but when I came to close the latch it wanted pressure.
I get nervous when things require pressure when the MOBO/CPU are so delicate.
I now have two little dents on the side of the CPU from the latch clips.

This photo isn't mine but taken by someone who has a similar situation:
http://i.imgur.com/G7XdWJk.jpg (see the two small dents on the side?)

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Finally, the 24-pin ATX power supply (mine is a Corsair CX750).
It goes in half way into the connector on the motherboard (easily).
But to get it to go in further and clip seems to want more pressure.
More pressure than I'm comfortable with applying to state how much.
The motherboard bends when I exert pressure to try and get it to clip.
I am confident I'm inserting it the right way as it can only go in one way.
Perhaps someone could shed some light on this and put my mind at rest?

>> More questions might come later but this is all for now.
Would appreciate any advice. Thanks so much in advance.
a c 99 V Motherboard
December 4, 2013 8:57:44 AM

Zachary Roberts said:
I have inserted the backplate and screwed the motherboard into the standoffs.


Backplate for what? A CPU cooler? If so, what CPU cooler? If not, can you post a picture of this backplate?

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I installed my processor, an Intel Core i5 4570 into the motherboard yesterday.
It slotted in nice and easily but when I came to close the latch it wanted pressure.
I get nervous when things require pressure when the MOBO/CPU are so delicate.
I now have two little dents on the side of the CPU from the latch clips.

This photo isn't mine but taken by someone who has a similar situation:
http://i.imgur.com/G7XdWJk.jpg (see the two small dents on the side?)


Nothing to worry about; that's how it's supposed to be.

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Finally, the 24-pin ATX power supply (mine is a Corsair CX750).
It goes in half way into the connector on the motherboard (easily).
But to get it to go in further and clip seems to want more pressure.
More pressure than I'm comfortable with applying to state how much.
The motherboard bends when I exert pressure to try and get it to clip.
I am confident I'm inserting it the right way as it can only go in one way.
Perhaps someone could shed some light on this and put my mind at rest?


Just make sure the latches (well, they're kinda like latches) are both on the same side. It's gonna take a little pressure to get it in. If you want to be safe, you can take the motherboard out, lay it on some cardboard, and plug the 24-pin connector in. The thing circled is what I'm calling a latch:

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December 4, 2013 11:44:05 AM

The backplate (is it a "backplate"?) is something like this:
http://www.zis4u.com/images/June%202010%20264.jpg

This isn't the one I have, just a photo from Google Images.
But it's the same sort of thing, right? Anyway, it's a bit loose.
Like I can jiggle it around kind of loose. Should it be like that?
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a c 99 V Motherboard
December 4, 2013 1:58:22 PM

Ah, that's not a backplate, that's I/O shield. Did you insert it from inside the case? For me, I do that, and press in a corner at a time until it pops in.

And it really isn't problem if it's a little loose.
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December 5, 2013 12:04:53 AM

I was told that the "I/O Shield" acts as a conductor for the motherboard.
Is this true? If so, isn't being loose going to cause problems potentially?
I inserted it into the slider slot that's provided by the Zalman Z11 case.
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a c 99 V Motherboard
December 5, 2013 9:42:04 AM

Ah, okay, all of my cases never had that. But, you should be fine as long as it isn't falling completely out of place.
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