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Windows 7: Motherboard Screws and Standoffs

29 May 2012   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Motherboard Screws and Standoffs

I am going to be changing out my motherboard in the near future. I will be putting in a ATX and I now have a Micro ATX. As luck would have it, I have lost the extra screws and standoffs I will need. I have written my case manufacturer about getting more, but on the chance I don't receive any from them, do you think the standoffs are pretty standard and I could just pick some up that would fit my case or would you think they would vary in size depending on the case. Thanks,


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29 May 2012   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Unless you have proprietary hardware (such as used by Dell, for example), you will find these are standard. You should be able to pick up these up from your local computer hardware shop, or alternatively online, such as this from Amazon.

Amazon.com: Link Depot Accessory Computer Screws Kit 68Pcs: Computers & Accessories
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29 May 2012   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Unless you have proprietary hardware (such as used by Dell, for example), you will find these are standard. You should be able to pick up these up from your local computer hardware shop, or alternatively online, such as this from Amazon.

Amazon.com: Link Depot Accessory Computer Screws Kit 68Pcs: Computers & Accessories
I should have mentioned I have a NZXT Apollo case. Thanks for the link
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29 May 2012   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

You can do either or when you buy a board they come with them new case same deal

If you are swapping boards to a previous case you can also use the old stand offs
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29 May 2012   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
You can do either or when you buy a board they come with them new case same deal

If you are swapping boards to a previous case you can also use the old stand offs
I was under the impression that screws and standoffs do not come with motherboards since the standoffs have to fit the case. My new motherboard will be bigger than my present one so I need additional standoffs and screws.
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29 May 2012   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

just go to your local computer repair store and tell them what you need and offer a 6-pack of Shiner.
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29 May 2012   #7
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
You can do either or when you buy a board they come with them new case same deal

If you are swapping boards to a previous case you can also use the old stand offs
I was under the impression that screws and standoffs do not come with motherboards since the standoffs have to fit the case. My new motherboard will be bigger than my present one so I need additional standoffs and screws.
All of the cases I've used for the past few years used the standard type of brass standoffs. It appears that the NZXT Apollo uses the standard type.

I can't promise that you'll be able to use standoffs from another case, but I expect that you can. You only need, what, 3 additional?
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30 May 2012   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks for everyone's help.
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