I recently bought a Corsair Carbide 200r case and an ATX motherboard, and I've noticed that this case has a standoff that cannot be removed and nothing can be screwed into it. It lies in the center and I believe it's to help guide the motherboard into the correct position when mounting it. So my question is this: Is it really okay for this thing to touch my motherboard? It won't cause any damage to it?
I don't know if I am remembering correctly or not, but the last time I built in that case I recall there being that peg/standoff in the center for, like you said, lining up the motherboard. However with my build the peg/standoff lined up with one of the motherboard holes, is that not the case with your build?
So before i knew what i know now, i thought that centering pin needed to be removed and i tried to turn it with a pair of pliers and removed a small bit of the paint. Will that tiny piece of unpainted metal damage my board if it touches it?
Its the centering pin. Its painted, so it wont ground out.
Its just the same as any standoff, all of them touch the board. It simply helps to install all the rest. (My 300r has the same thing)
So before i knew what i know now, I thought the centering pin needed to be removed and i tried to remove it with a pair of pliers and in the process removed a tiny bit of the paint on it. Will the unpainted part of the pin damage my motherboard if it touches it?