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jrspie

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Hi,
I just bought a Thermaltake Armor Jr..
There's this dinky little pamphlet that comes with it. That's basically useless.
For now I need to install a micro atx mobo. I have these plastic self adhering strips that are supposed to go on the mobo tray.
I see one of the locations in the picture. But to the right of the larger strip I'm supposed to place 2 smaller ones.
But I don't see where they are supposed to go.
Hope somebody can help with this.
Thanks.
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I would not use adhesivestrip type motherboard standoff's for any computer build. I downloaded the picture of the armor jr mB tray and it has all the standard holes to use the common brass standoffs most people use to mount the MB's. If you do not have any standoff's they can be bought in a kit here for $3.

http://www.directron.com/screws.html

If you carefully place the motherboard in the case in the proper position i think you will find at least 6 holes that will line up with predrilled holes in the motherboard tray. Some MB's will have more holes than others( my last build had 8 holes line up correctly) you can use. These holes is where you can screw in the brass standoffs. I use a 3/16th nutdriver to tighten down the standoffs to the MB tray. Hand tight is fine here. Place the motherboard in place and start using the screws that comes in the kit to screw the MB in place. Be careful of what screws you use. compare the threads in the standoff with the screws. They should screw easily into the standoff. Any resistance at all and you probably are using the wrong thread screw.

I will try to add pictures later today.

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As promised, heres a picture of the brass standoffs and the different kinds of screws used in the computer case.

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Notice the different threads on the cdrom and the case screws. The cdrom and hard drives use a finer thread screw to hold them in place. Mixing the 2 screws can mess up the threads on the HD and cdrom covers. I get a lot of these with messed up threads on self built computers.

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Thanks very much.
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