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Motherboard does not align with standoffs on HAF 912 Plus

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July 10, 2012 8:32:38 PM

Hello,
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?

Thanks in advance
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 8:45:08 PM

Can u add another stand offs to align them with holes?
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July 10, 2012 8:55:47 PM

Add another? wouldn't i have to make a hole in the tray then?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 9:00:31 PM

I wrote, to add another stand offs to align them with holes in mobo only. If there are not holes punched in the case, ....
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 9:01:04 PM

Can u post a pis of the holes and standoffs?
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July 10, 2012 9:13:54 PM

Damnit, my bluetooth does not seem to be working and every pic i attempt to send to my mail isn't recieved.

Well, i think i misunderstood you - i could try that, but there is no way that i can align more than 4 standoffs, tops. Is this a common problem or am i just being a newb?
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July 10, 2012 9:20:24 PM

ouh .. I just saw that the standoff alignment on the tray is letter coded. How do i know wether its ATX, micro-ATX or MB?
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July 10, 2012 9:33:19 PM

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.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 9:36:51 PM

I checked, its compatible with each other.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 9:42:09 PM

U need to follow ATX set up holes.
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July 10, 2012 9:43:08 PM

Can i use strips on the edge points that wont reach instead?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 9:45:34 PM

Not really, it cannot be metal on metal, it would short.

That pic would help.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 9:49:59 PM

Is that the set up u have? Do u have the CPU in upper part of the case?
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July 10, 2012 9:55:32 PM

Yes, exactly - and i have the CPU in the upper part of the case.
It seems that the upper left standoff is is located farther to the right than the 'G' and 'J' below it.

More to the point my mother board only spans two of the stand offs and not all three. Furthermore, i cannot lodge the two upper standoffs properly without losing my alignment with the lower ones.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 9:58:35 PM

And just to be sure, u are positioning the mobo like this, right?

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July 10, 2012 10:00:03 PM

yes, exactly like that.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 10:06:13 PM

How much are the holes off?
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July 10, 2012 10:15:27 PM

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
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 10:26:35 PM

Make sure that u screwin the upper left most hole.

And make sure the mobo its tight in like this picture.



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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 10:29:19 PM

gulex said:
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 .....
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July 10, 2012 10:39:34 PM

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?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 10:43:23 PM

If its the far right one, no problem.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 10:44:50 PM

Do u have the rear panel adjusted correctly? Check it.
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July 10, 2012 10:52:47 PM

the rear panel? is that the backpanel? if so, all the ports from the motherboard looks properly aligned and lodged in their, erh, lodges
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 10:54:13 PM

gulex said:
the rear panel? is that the backpanel? if so, all the ports from the motherboard looks properly aligned and lodged in their, erh, lodges

All aligned and it wont fit the holes?

I guess nobody is perfect : )
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July 10, 2012 10:57:36 PM

nikorr said:
All aligned and it wont fit the holes?

I guess nobody is perfect : )


Lol - Well, huge thanks for your insight. You've initiated yet another newbie into the unholy rites of motherboard installation ;) 
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July 10, 2012 10:58:20 PM

Best answer selected by gulex.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 11:17:00 PM

gulex said:
Lol - Well, huge thanks for your insight. You've initiated yet another newbie into the unholy rites of motherboard installation ;) 

Good, my mission is done than :D 


Good luck!
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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 11:24:48 PM

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