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Windows 7: I/O shield

04 Sep 2014   #1
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
I/O shield

Might be a newbie question

The I/O shield...I have built 3 PCs now and I cannot really get the mobo to sit as flush as I have seen on factory built PCs.
I just finished one (new stuff in an old case) and though the board is rock solid and doesn't move some of the inputs are recessed a bit. They work fine but it doesn't look very good. The inputs on the sides are fine but the ones in middle have that recessed thing going on....Don't like it...
Obviously there is not much room for the board to move being screwed into the standoffs and all.
Quite a gap...1/16" at least.


Thoughts?


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04 Sep 2014   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Can you post some pictures?
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04 Sep 2014   #3
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I don't know how helpful these pics are. You can see the gaps in HDMI and LAN. USB as well...pretty massive.

VERY OLD computer. It had XP on it. GIANT Alienware case that is ATX I believe. I have a micro-atx MSI board in it. I see a better angle for a pic but I don't know if it matters because the I/O isn't going to move and the board is screwed to the standoffs...


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04 Sep 2014   #4
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Top of the board and I/O shield. That board is not getting any closer.


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04 Sep 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Does the I/O shield fit that case properly.
I would verify that the standoffs are in the proper place for the motherboard. That big old case just might not be designed for a micro-atx.
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04 Sep 2014   #6
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Does the I/O shield fit that case properly.
I would verify that the standoffs are in the proper place for the motherboard. That big old case just might not be designed for a micro-atx.
I/O snapped in nicely. You are probably right. Seems like it happened on the last PC I did though not as badly as this one. Standoffs are in the only places they can be.

Not the end of the world. I (they) will deal.
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04 Sep 2014   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The I/O shield on my MOBO came with a gasket on it. If that gasket was missing, that would leave a gap about as big as yours. Mayhap yours is missing?
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04 Sep 2014   #8
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Does the I/O shield fit that case properly.
I would verify that the standoffs are in the proper place for the motherboard. That big old case just might not be designed for a micro-atx.
I/O snapped in nicely. You are probably right. Seems like it happened on the last PC I did though not as badly as this one. Standoffs are in the only places they can be.

Not the end of the world. I (they) will deal.
Mine have also that little gap, when i plug USB devices or others it tighten and fill the gap better. When i placed my motherboard i pushed it onto the left side as much i could before tightened the screws, too....
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