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Dumb question: Can these safely be used as standoffs?


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See the bumps in the back of the motherboard space? Next to the PS/2 ports and the bottom PCI slot? There's 6 of em and they go to a point to meet the screwholes on the motherboard. These are built-in standoffs, correct? I'm assuming so but I don't want to fry my brother's birthday present. :whistling:

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Well, I put it all together and it's still working. If something was badd it would short out pretty quickly, correct?
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Yes, if your mobo was grounded you would have known very quickly. With a flash of light and a puff of smoke. lol
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Yes, if your mobo was grounded you would have known very quickly. With a flash of light and a puff of smoke. lol

Haha, cool. Thanks for the confirmation.
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Oh, forgot to ask. There's 15 screw holes on the motherboard but there's only 8 being used. Will it hurt any to not use the other 7 or should I try to get some more standoffs? The case only came with 2 standoffs to use with the 6 built-in ones.
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There's 15 screw holes on the motherboard but there's only 8 being used. Will it hurt any to not use the other 7 or should I try to get some more standoffs? The case only came with 2 standoffs to use with the 6 built-in ones.

the extra screw holes are there to accomodate for different form factors of motherboards....as long as the board isn't grounding and it's not able to wiggle arround in the case you're fine...
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I might use some perspex or rubber washers to offer a little extra peace of mind with the built in stand offs. But i dont think you need to.
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I might use some perspex or rubber washers to offer a little extra peace of mind with the built in stand offs. But i dont think you need to.


This is the safe way to do it. But the rubber washers are entirely 100% optional. I don't bother with them. I also don't bother with cable ties either, but each to their own.

As to standoffs, you only need as many holes as there are on the board itself. Therefore if it has seven (most boards have six-nine), you only need the raised standoffs + however many more are needed in the appropriate places. You don't need any where there isn't anything to sit on it.
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I dont usually use rubber washers but on a case with standoffs built into the tray i might, I do use cable ties or more often those twisty cable things. It makes a big difference to cooling sometimes and its far easier to work on and clean a tidy PC.
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