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21 Jun 2013   #51
linnemeyerhere

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Yes but !!! there isn't a standard so take one of the stand offs with and make sure the new ones are similar and the screws have same thread pitch.
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21 Jun 2013   #52
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

The case has a lot of screws, and it seems there are small black screws that are able to thread into the standoffs perfectly. I think the motherboard only requires six mounting holes.
I would go for using the screws supplied with the case, but as you said, it may short out the motherboard. If you want i'll take a photo
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21 Jun 2013   #53
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

They are the bolts as described in the manual:
- B Bolts (PWH M3*5) [M/B, FDD, SSD Installation]
So I'll assume they are used to attach the motherboard to the supplied standoffs. You would recommend buying additional standofffs to make use of all 10 holes in the mobo?
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21 Jun 2013   #54
linnemeyerhere

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Yes read the mobo manual and it will confirm the number as 10 is odd.

http://www.formfactors.org/developer/specs/atx2_2.pdf
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21 Jun 2013   #55
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

I've just installed the mobo using just the standoffs... I know there is a risk of shorting out but I want to get most of this done tonight :/ I have pressed in the location where there are no standoffs corresponding to the motherboards holes, and there is no give whatsoever; therefore I think we're safe (until I find out my mobo dies on startup ). Here is what I have done so far:
Installed HDD, ODD, USB 3 Header onto case
Installed PSU
I secured the mobo to the case using 6 standoffs (i checked a lot of time to make sure no standoffs were in the wrong place)
I fitted the backplate, I may have a shot at applying thermal paste and installing heatsink.
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21 Jun 2013   #56
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

You should be ok and it's better to have too few than too many or one in the wrong place.
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22 Jun 2013   #57
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Didnt actually do too much last night, spent most of my time pondering over the standoffs. Because there is a CPU cutout in the case, I figured it would be easier to install the heatsink as I could have the motherboard upright, and have access to both sides of the mobo. Installing the backplate was fairly easy:
Hi everyone!-backplate-.jpg
Hardest part of the build so far (and probably will be the hardest out of everything) was putting that damn heatsink on. After applying thermal paste on top of the CPU (I may have slightly overdone it - pea sized amount), the heatsink, due to the design of the bracket, kept slipping and sliding. Very tedious process, but it is down firmly and straight and does no longer move
Hi everyone!-heatsink.jpg
I guess all I have left to do is wire up all the motherboard headers necessary, install the GPU and then I'm more or less done.


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22 Jun 2013   #58
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome back Little Dom Good to see you again

A Guy
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22 Jun 2013   #59
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Welcome back Little Dom Good to see you again

A Guy
Haha, I still feel like a little kid compared to some guys here on SF....
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22 Jun 2013   #60
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Well I'm down to two chassis fans due to my impatient to get cables looking tidy, but I was going to order new fans anyway.
I think I'm finished now, everything is installed. I'm going to go over everything again and then test

And yes, that is an IDE cable... IDE optical drive not SATA. Oh well
Hi everyone!-cable-management.jpg

I am quite proud of how this looks. Just wish that graphics card was blue!
Hi everyone!-hopefully-complete.jpg


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