Im using a Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 motherboard which im attempting to install in a Cooler Master HAD casing. The problem is that i cannot make all the stand offs align sufficiently to secure the motherboard to the tray.
There are 9 possible standoffs - my motherboard can potentially use 7 of which only 3 align sufficiently to be secured to the tray. The entire upper region, including the place of my sizeable A70 Corsair CPU Cooler, cannot seem to be aligned properly. Does anybody have an idea as to what do do? It occured to me that i might secure the upper mobo region with strips instead of using the standoffs. Is this a viable option?
Hmm - tried to install it according to the letter coding. Didn't work - i ended up with the same problem. The three standoffs in the rear, running parallel to the backpanel, cannot be reached without putting alot of strain on pushing the mobo into place.
Sorry for the over-posting btw. For some reason i cant edit my posts.
2-4 milimetres depending on their location. Through herculean effort i can ALMOST screw them into place - but it is at a strain that does not seem 'natural' to lodge the motherboard into.
note: 2 milimetres is the equivalent of 0,078 inches (according to google) in case you're from the states
If the upper left hole one is 2-4mm off to the right from the stand off, its OK, u need to push the mobo in the opening on the left, that is the inside of the rear panel, where is USB ports and audio .....
Finally! I've gotten 6/7 possible standoff positions on the mobo mounted. It turned out to be a newbies fear of violence - its all sitting neat and tight now. The one farthest to the right, corresponding to the lower right on the picture, is not mounted however since it does not correspond to any stand off positions. Will this be a problem?