Strange screws in computer case.

Hello people!

How can I take off these kind of "screws" from my computer case? They are completely round!

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Thanks for all the help! :)
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  1. They aren't screws, they are for mounting the motherboard, screws go in them to secure the mobo.
  2. ^Indeed, just grab them with your fingers or a pliers if you need to and twist them off.
  3. Or get a dremel with a cutting or sanding bit and cut or sand it off, it would look much more cleaner.
  4. Somewhere in the world, someone just had an epiphany.
  5. Those aren't screws, they're called standoffs. Their purpose is to elevate the motherboard from the case so that there is a gap between the back of the motherboard and the metal frame of the case.

    Standoffs are usually hexagonal and are screwed in to the case itself which allows for them to be removed but some cheap cases may have them welded on directly
  6. Pinhedd said:
    Those aren't screws, they're called standoffs. Their purpose is to elevate the motherboard from the case so that there is a gap between the back of the motherboard and the metal frame of the case.

    Standoffs are usually hexagonal and are screwed in to the case itself which allows for them to be removed but some cheap cases may have them welded on directly


    your right.


    the reason why you need them is because of how motherboards are made if the whole of the motherboard touched the case it would cause errors at best and be fried/damaged at worst


    my first pc in 2000 had these if they still have them more than 10 years later, don't you think you need them?
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