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Is my Mobo Gone? :(:(


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ghostdogg678

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well i ordered my very first build last week. And well only a couple had arrived today which was the psu, case, mobo. I wanted to test the fans and psu so i connected it to the mobo. I connected the mobo to the case/psu but the mobo did not include any screws but the case did. So i used the screw but i didnt know at the time that i was suppose to use the golden risers i thought i could use them as the screws. So i placed the mobo on the case. Am i screwed? IM really scared and i wont really know until i get the rest of my stuff tomorrow. THe case is ... http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811208009 oh and i also had to hold it from the bottom because the anti static bag was tight but i did ground myself before i did
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Well i don't know much but... you just bought a really really cheap case. Which isn't a good thing if your droping a couple C notes into it.

Edited by Subaru, 12 December 2007 - 11:51 PM.

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Edited by Subaru, 12 December 2007 - 11:51 PM.

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The "golden risers" are what we call standoffs. These are a critical part of system building, and they are what keeps the motherboard off the case so that it does not cause an electrical short. It will be difficult to tell if you are screwed until you have the rest of the components. You did not tell us exactly what happened.

Do not connect everything up and "fire" it up until you have all components. It's possible that you have damaged the motherboard, in which case, your system will not function correctly once you get all the components and connect them properly. That being said, it's difficult to give an accurate assessment when we cannot see the system and test it physically.

Yes that is a cheap case, but if everything was done correctly it should be okay. As long as the motherboard stayed on the anti-static bag and you grounded yourself before use, hopefully it will still be okay. Keep your fingers crossed and let us know what happens when you get the rest of the components.
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Unless you sent electricity through the system, it is unlikely that what you did will damage anything. Just make sure you correct this before you plug in the PSU! (Even when the system is not on, the PSU still sends electricity to the mobo.)
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