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look at this picture. there are only 6 holes: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageG...%20Motherboard
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post #82 of 110
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Originally Posted by spaceballsrules View Post
None of them go through the motherboard. The motherboard sits atop the standoffs and is secured to them with screws.
so 3 of the standoffs dont go through and get screwed down?
Edited by yomama07024 - 5/5/11 at 11:24pm
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post #83 of 110
Oooh... LE does in fact have only 6 holes... Frickin' images.google actually gave me normal P8P67 when I looked for LE.
In this case you only put 6 stand offs.

Standoffs you screw into the motherboard tray, which is a part of the case.
Then you put your motherboard on top of standoffs and screw it into them.
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post #84 of 110
Quote:
Originally Posted by yomama07024 View Post
look at this picture. there are only 6 holes: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageG...%20Motherboard
Well, I feel like an idiot now.

In that case, use the holes marked A B D E J K
Edited by spaceballsrules - 5/5/11 at 11:28pm
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ok thanks lol
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post #86 of 110
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Well, I feel like an idiot now.
lol don't feel bad. i've been working on this build for hours and look where i am
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lol don't feel bad. i've been working on this build for hours and look where i am
It might be a good idea to take a 5 or 10 minute break. When you get tired, you make mistakes. Go grab a bowl of cereal or something.
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Originally Posted by spaceballsrules View Post
Well, I feel like an idiot now.
You're not the only one... I could have sworn I had NEVER seen a motherboard with 6 holes only, then I looked at the image closely, back at this Socket 939 mobo I have lying around and... facepalm.

Make sure you use standoffs ONLY where there are holes on the motherboard.
Also, do not over-tighten the screws, you might damage motherboard by doing so.
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post #89 of 110
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You're not the only one... I could have sworn I had NEVER seen a motherboard with 6 holes only, then I looked at the image closely, back at this Socket 939 mobo I have lying around and... facepalm.

Make sure you use standoffs ONLY where there are holes on the motherboard.
Also, do not over-tighten the screws, you might damage motherboard by doing so.
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Originally Posted by spaceballsrules View Post
It might be a good idea to take a 5 or 10 minute break. When you get tired, you make mistakes. Go grab a bowl of cereal or something.
Thank you guys for your advice. I'm determined to finish this though lol. I'm taking my time with it and not rushing so i don't mistake. i'm also asking every little question i have
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post #90 of 110
remember to hand tighten them, make them snug but not too much or they will break off, i've learned that the hard way, be gentle with em
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