It's possible it might work, but too much torque may damage the underside of the board. You may also need to cut off the threaded portion of each standoff so they don't sit too high under the board. Depends on your board clearance and which size standoff you try. You can also use the red spacers that come with case hardware kits. Newegg had a masscool 775 cooler earlier today for only $2.99 plus shipping which came with your mounting plate, but they sold out. New rosewills are only $10 with free shipping; geeks.com has similar deals. It's safer and much cheaper than a new board.