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Standoff Question

My Case came with 3 Motherboard Standoffs, can i use motherboard with only 3? Or do i need more?
Just got this this point and im STUCK!
My motherboard uses 9, but i was only provided 3 :/
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  1. Are u using any heavy aftermarket cooler?
  2. What are the positions for the 3?
  3. Check out your case's wall. I believe it should have indentations that allow you to use plain screws (these should be supplied with the mobo) for the other holes. If I remember correctly, mine also only came with three standoffs.
  4. nikorr said:
    What are the positions for the 3?

    Any three spots I choose. And no aftermarket cooler.
  5. kajabla said:
    Check out your case's wall. I believe it should have indentations that allow you to use plain screws (these should be supplied with the mobo) for the other holes. If I remember correctly, mine also only came with three standoffs.

    It does let me use plain screws but if I use the standoffs it is too far to be screwed on.
  6. Check the case's manual, and the motherboard's too. These things are a standard design.
  7. Best answer
    Luckster said:
    Any three spots I choose. And no aftermarket cooler.

    Don't u have old case to take some : )

    3 is not enough, u can use it in shape of the V. If u would have heavy cooler, it could bend the mobo and break the soldering over the time.

    Radio-shack should have them too, if u don't have any PC store around.
  8. Best answer selected by Luckster.
  9. Hey, good luck Luckster!
  10. Personally I won't use only (3) standoff's - http://www.rosewill.com/products/1775/ProductDetail_Download.htm

    However, VERY ODDLY looking at the manual it states "If your motherboard's form factor is ATX skip this step" so my take is (WEIRD) not to use any standoff's...
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