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Motherboard standoffs issue.

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March 2, 2012 10:29:09 PM

So I am building my first pc and people seem to stress its very important to get the mobo standoffs in place to ground the pc. But with the case that I have, I can't seem to get the standoffs in and align the motherboard with the back panel for usb, audio out, etc as there is already 6 circular raised areas on the case where the screws go in. Please take a look at the case I'm using, if you scroll down you can see the inside of the case as well-

http://www.ebuyer.com/160914-casecom-shiny-black-mid-to...

Any quick help of whether I can get the standoffs into the case or if they are needed would be very gladly appreciated. Plz help.


EDIT: I installed the mobo without the standoffs and worked with it for a week with no problems, but when I realised that I didn't put the standoffs in, I took it apart asap to put those things in, but now I can's seem to get them in place.
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March 2, 2012 10:35:46 PM

That's why we hate cheap cases :) 

Those raised bumps ARE your standoffs. Looks like there are only 6 though, and normally there are 9 holes in an ATX MB... so you may still need 3 standoffs.
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March 2, 2012 10:42:28 PM

Proximon said:
That's why we hate cheap cases :) 

Those raised bumps ARE your standoffs. Looks like there are only 6 though, and normally there are 9 holes in an ATX MB... so you may still need 3 standoffs.


Yea I went for a pretty budget price, but its actually not bad for the price.

Anyway that would make sense what you say, they provided 3 standoffs with the case which initially didn't make sense to me. But now that you mention it I think I understand where they are meant to go. Thanks for the help.
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March 2, 2012 10:47:06 PM

+1
I don't know about where you are at but any PC oriented store should carry them. Sometimes you can save by buying a PC screw kit which I recommend as you never know when you may need an extra screw or two.

Here's an example, but probably quite a bit more than you would need:
http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/83-9689
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March 2, 2012 10:58:07 PM

Just what I need, more screws :)  Of course, no matter how many you have you never have the ones you need.
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March 2, 2012 11:24:21 PM

Proximon said:
Just what I need, more screws :)  Of course, no matter how many you have you never have the ones you need.


That is truth in its purest form. i have several boxes of them i can attest to this fact. My workshop is full of screws but I still find myself buying more all the time!
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