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Help with Raised Standoffs not matching with Motherboard holes

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March 25, 2013 9:40:56 PM


I have a bit of a dilemma. My case, has integrated, raised standoffs, first off, the case comes with seperate standoffs so should I be using the built in bumps?. The problem is that it some of the standoffs don't match up with the motherboard. My mother board is a ASUS M5A97 R2.0 which is an ATX, my case is also ATX.

Also, there is a center post that is installed which slides through one of the center screw holes of the motherboard, should I use this to help guide me and then unscrew it after?

Here is a picture of the inside of the chassis: Case Standoffs

and here is that center screw: Center Screw

any help would be appreciated, as I don't want to short my board out.

First PC build, obviously.
March 25, 2013 9:55:39 PM

Well where the screw is goes one of my standoffs so Ill install that. What should I do regarding the extra build in standoffs at the edge towards the right?
a c 97 V Motherboard
March 25, 2013 11:07:06 PM

if the standoffs do not match the holes in the mb , then the case is faulty[ or too cheaply built] and you should send it back

ATX is a standard . Everything should fit

I suggest you check again with the IO shield installed in the case
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March 25, 2013 11:10:10 PM

The raised standoffs meet in the 5 mounting positions of the motherboard and a screw, which i can remove, through the middle mounting point, but there are 3 extra standoffs that are built in and raised. These are touching the back of the motherboard where no mounting points exist. Should I push them don't / bend them back?

a c 97 V Motherboard
March 25, 2013 11:17:50 PM

nothing can touch the back of the mb where its not meant to

but do as I say and put the IO shield that came with the mb into the case . Press it in firmly and that will help determine if the mb is in the right place
March 25, 2013 11:21:39 PM

It is too high if I put standoffs on the raised standoff bits, doesn't match up with the i/o shield. Everything looks find apart from there are only six mounting points on my mainboard and 3 of the built in standoffs are touching the back of the mainboard. Because they are built in I can't remove them.
March 25, 2013 11:23:05 PM

The 3 build in, raised stand offs run down the right side of the motherboard, from top to bottom. I could possibly bend them back and wrap them in tape or something?
a c 97 V Motherboard
March 25, 2013 11:27:00 PM

Ive just had a look at a pic of your mb , and there are 9 mounting points

a c 97 V Motherboard
March 25, 2013 11:30:43 PM

sorry wrong board. I was looking at the EVO

you do only have 6 mounting points on the board

Hammer the raised stand offs in the case flat . Use something heavy behind then while you do it
March 25, 2013 11:32:13 PM

So those mounting points are legit standoffs? also, in the middle mounting point is a screw which is used to help mount it I guess. Should I remove the screw and insert the standoff that came with the case?

Thanks for the help.
a c 97 V Motherboard
March 26, 2013 2:14:50 AM

yes they are legit. Most motherboards have another row of mounting holes . Just use the ones you have .

In most cases where you'd fit brass standoffs it wouldnt be an issue , but you have to flatten the ones in your case that are not needed . They cant be left touching the back of the mb