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21 Jun 2013   #41
linnemeyerhere

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I would suggest you locate the balance of the case standoff's and install only to the new mobo's locations before proceeding!
If needed you may need to take a flyer to the best computer store or call ahead for stand off's and matching screws and then replace all with the new stand offs in the proper locations. You want the new mobo supported properly.
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21 Jun 2013   #42
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I would suggest you locate the balance of the case standoff's and install only to the new mobo's locations before proceeding!
Balance? Don't worry I won't carry on unless everything has been confirmed by you guys

The motherboards mounting locations fit perfectly with the layout of the standoffs in the case. I have even triple checked it!
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21 Jun 2013   #43
linnemeyerhere

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Yes if you only have 6 stand offs mounted to the case and the new mobo requires 9 or 10 then you should add those other stand offs before proceeding. This adds support to the mobo as well as proper grounding, if the stand offs are in the wrong place then you may ground out (short) the mobo. Take it from me having just done this myself it's a 50/50 shot at having to purchase a brand new mobo.....not good !
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21 Jun 2013   #44
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Well I have looked at the manual. and only 6 screws are supplied according to the package contents. I'll google around to confirm if I only need 6 standoffs
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21 Jun 2013   #45
linnemeyerhere

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Is this a brand new case? Odd as all other cases I've used have a bag of additional stand offs and screws as needed. You may want to call and double check, maybe 6 will do but that'll be a first for me. Maybe someone else can chime in on this?
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21 Jun 2013   #46
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

The case came with a lot of extra screws in a Zalman plastic bag, but no standoffs. I seem to be having trouble as there are no screws for the motherboard to screw into the standoffs. I'll contact ASRock about that.
Also, when i lay down the motherboard where i have located the standoffs, there does not seem to be much space between the motherboard and the motherboard tray. It is a couple of mm space, is this normal?
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21 Jun 2013   #47
linnemeyerhere

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Yes the spacing is normal. But you'll need to contact the case manufacturer for the stand offs and screw issue as no screws or stand offs are ever provided by the mobo mfgr.
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21 Jun 2013   #48
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

As mentioned before your time and energy could be best utilized calling around for a handful of matching standoffs and screws so you can move forward. Any shop repairing computers will have these for cheap.....I hope!
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21 Jun 2013   #49
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

It looks like your case was supplied without the additional stand offs:

::: Zalman, leading the world of Quiet Computing Solutions :::
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21 Jun 2013   #50
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

So its advisable buying 4 more standoffs and 10 motherboard screws? I have a local PC shop, I'm sure they'd sell some. Thanks for the help!
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