Motherboard standoffs help plz?

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  1. yes, and just a normal pk screwdriver will do it.
    Probable a bit longer would be better, but the stubbie (short screwdriver) has it's place also, especially where the case obstructs the use of a longer pk screwdriver.

    http://www.coolice.com.au/catalog/images/prokit/SD-220B.jpg
  2. Some cases don't use all standoffs. That said the standoffs (yellow things) are placed in the case holes. After that you place the motherboard and screw it in. What doesn't fit? Are you trying to screw standoffs into other standoffs? brass screws= standoff AKA
    gold things
  3. emdea22 said:
    Some cases don't use all standoffs. That said the standoffs (yellow things) are placed in the case holes. After that you place the motherboard and screw it in. What doesn't fit? Are you trying to screw standoffs into other standoffs? brass screws= standoff AKA
    gold things


    I am soo confused basically I have three gold screws that came with the case and then I have four golden things on the case itself so am I suppose to put the motherboard in then put the gold screw into the gold thing that is in my case :)
  4. Line up your mobo in the case. What standoffs are missing or placed incorrectly. Replace misaligned or add missing standoffs as required to suit your mobo. This is how i've always done it.
  5. Gee Bee said:
    Line up your mobo in the case. What standoffs are missing or placed incorrectly. Replace misaligned or add missing standoffs as required to suit your mobo. This is how i've always done it.


    So dose the gold screw go into the gold thing that it is on the case unless the gold screw go into an empty hole?
  6. Motherboard shouldn;t have gold screws, only gold thing should be the standoffs. If you have 6 holes on the mobo you use 6 standoffs and 6 screws (should be metal color, or black) dont use more standoffs than there are holes in the motherboard, you can use less (-1 max) but not more
  7. In my case I have four motherboard stand offs which are gold in the case however the other two are completely empty holes. I have three golden brass screws so I assume the golden brass screws that came with the case go into the motherboard standoffs after I had put the motherboard in the case? :)
  8. Ahad Uddin said:
    In my case I have four motherboard stand offs which are gold in the case however the other two are completely empty holes. I have three golden brass screws so I assume the golden brass screws that came with the case go into the motherboard standoffs after I had put the motherboard in the case? :)


    The standoffs screw directly into the case, which holes they screw into depends on the placement of the holes on your board.

    The screws will go through the holes in your board and screw into the standoffs.

    As what has been said above, you must ensure that you use as many standoffs as there are holes in the board, no more or less.

    One other thing to think about is, is your board ATX or M-ATX andis it compatible with your case. M-ATX are smaller than ATX and therefore have less standoff points.

    What board and case have you got?
  9. Line the motherboard holes with the standoffs as necessary, if in doubt re-read what was posted.
  10. ste_wilko said:
    Ahad Uddin said:
    In my case I have four motherboard stand offs which are gold in the case however the other two are completely empty holes. I have three golden brass screws so I assume the golden brass screws that came with the case go into the motherboard standoffs after I had put the motherboard in the case? :)


    The standoffs screw directly into the case, which holes they screw into depends on the placement of the holes on your board.

    The screws will go through the holes in your board and screw into the standoffs.

    As what has been said above, you must ensure that you use as many standoffs as there are holes in the board, no more or less.

    One other thing to think about is, is your board ATX or M-ATX andis it compatible with your case. M-ATX are smaller than ATX and therefore have less standoff points.

    What board and case have you got?


    I have this case: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140943133010?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 the picture is not very clear unfortunately

    I have this motherboard: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78LM_LX_V2/ which is a micro atx
  11. So motherboard has 6 holes, line them up with 6 standoffs then place mobo and screw it in place
  12. That mobo is a uATX Form Factor. Set the case standoffs too suit the same.
  13. Ahad Uddin said:
    ste_wilko said:
    Ahad Uddin said:
    In my case I have four motherboard stand offs which are gold in the case however the other two are completely empty holes. I have three golden brass screws so I assume the golden brass screws that came with the case go into the motherboard standoffs after I had put the motherboard in the case? :)


    The standoffs screw directly into the case, which holes they screw into depends on the placement of the holes on your board.

    The screws will go through the holes in your board and screw into the standoffs.

    As what has been said above, you must ensure that you use as many standoffs as there are holes in the board, no more or less.

    One other thing to think about is, is your board ATX or M-ATX andis it compatible with your case. M-ATX are smaller than ATX and therefore have less standoff points.

    What board and case have you got?


    I have this case: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140943133010?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 the picture is not very clear unfortunately

    I have this motherboard: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78LM_LX_V2/ which is a micro atx



    Well they're compatible with each other. Have you read the user manual for the case? It should tell you where your standoffs go
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