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Windows 7: Installing motherboard in case question

26 Mar 2010   #1
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 
Installing motherboard in case question

Hi all...well I finaly got my new parts to build my new pc but iam already a little stuck. lol

I purchased a Gigabyte G1M-ESL2 Micro ATX mobo and this micro ATX case: Envizage LC727-03 2 Bay Black Micro ATX PC Case 500W | Envizage | Buy Online Now!

After opening up the case and taking the sides off I noticed there are no standoffs...now the case has two bars that run horizontal across the inside of the case with little raised bumps with screw holes and I am wondering if these are build in standoffs? Do I just screw the mobo to this and is it safe? i though the whole idea of standoffs were to ground the mobo? I am really scared now just in case i blow the thing up after putting it all togther lol


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26 Mar 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Was there a plastic baggie with any additional items, screws, standoffs, power cord, etc with the case ? If you gently place the MB into the case, How does the back panel connectiors line up ?
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26 Mar 2010   #3
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

I had a small bag with some screws and a plastic push/clip looking thing. I lined the mobo up with the back panel connectors and it fits pefectly on these lumps so it looks like i dont need standoffs. Do i need any washers or anything to go between the mobo and these lumps? thanks
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26 Mar 2010   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Most of the cases I've had for the past few years used hexagonal brass standoff posts. They didn't need any additional washers.

I don't know about your new case. If the bosses (sounds more elegant than "lumps", don't you think?) have a small enough contact area on the board, that should be OK. By contact area, I mean the metalized ring around the mounting hole; it's OK to tie that to ground (or earth, as they say in the UK). I can't tell whether that's the case, from the rather low-res pictures at the link you provided.
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26 Mar 2010   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Are the bumps raised enough to clear the bottom of the case & the MB ?


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26 Mar 2010   #6
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

OK here are some pics...

When you say raised enough to clear the bottom do you mean when the motherboard is in place?


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26 Mar 2010   #7
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

I think I might have found an answer: http://www.hardcoreware.net/forum/no....html?p=405935

Looks like I dont need standoffs for this type of case as they are build with one kind of form in mind. I think I will try it out with out the standoffs and hope i dont blow things up.

Ill be back in a few days...if everything is still working.lol

Thanks for your help anyway
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26 Mar 2010   #8
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Great pics, I think that will work as is with out standoffs
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