I have a DFI Lanparty DK and a Q6600 HSF, I mounted the motherboard in my p182 case but notice 1 of the 9 screws would not reach the case bottom screw. Is this okay? it's the screw located near the pci-e card on the edge center. All the other 8 screws are securely in place.
Also I mounted HSF after when the mobo was already mounted. I tried to do the cross star pattern by first pushing one of the HSF pins in and hearing it snap in place. Then when I tried to do the opposite one it was hard to push in.. So i pressed pretty hard and notice the motherboard bending, and hearing some bending noises u know the crackles.. Now i'm a little paranoid that I might have damaged the Mobo.. So my question is.. is the MOBO pretty sturdy and can take some flexing?
In the end when i pushed 2 opposite pins in at the same time it locked in placed nicely w/o using much force.