Greetings all, doing my first PC Build. I've come to know that I need standoffs
to prevent the motherboard from contacting the case. I bought the case used
and it didn't come with any standoffs. The case has 9 small risers with holes for
screws, and 5 other small threaded holes.
My question is, are those 5 holes for the standoffs?.
In fact, the mobo should be fastened to the case ONLY at the places where the mobo has holes for it. The mobo is designed to contact Ground at those points. It should NOT contact the case anywhere else, as ko888 has indicated. So you should NOT add extra standoffs at other spots.
thanks all for the replies. Being my first build, I was completely ignorant how the mobo should be properly mounted. I had
assumed that the built-in standoffs in the case were all I needed. I mounted the mobo to those originally. The PC would start,
then shutoff after a few seconds. I installed brass standoffs into the built-in standoffs on the case, then mounted
the mobo to the standoffs, and the PC fired up and stayed on. I was able to install the OS and all appears to be running smoothly.