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so I dis-assembled my old 932 but when I tried to rebuild my pc in a haf X I ran into a little problem. I installed my motherboard in my new case just like I had it in my 932.... but then I installed my video cards and they are not flush with the slots in the back ( i cant screw in the thumbscrews cause they are off). it's kinda hard to explain but it seems im not the only one: http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=851662&mpage=1


so what should I do? rma the case? I know for sure when I install the video cards they are in all the way and everything is right, so .... what can i do.
Edited by kyle7412 - 6/2/11 at 10:47pm
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post #2 of 22
RMA the case thumb.gif

It's quite a common problem
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr OCN;13734376 
RMA the case thumb.gif

It's quite a common problem
I agree!
    
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post #4 of 22
I can't see anything in those pictures.

From what i can read, it sounds like the pcie brackets dont quite line up. Make sure that the cards are all the way in the slot, and not stuck on anything
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post #5 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick Arter;13734385 
I agree!

+1. My NZXT Vulcan has the same issue. Not as bad as yours, since I can get cards in there just fine if I work with it a bit, but I'd RMA the case.
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post #6 of 22
Same thing with mine. i just shoved it in there.
edit- never mind the pics tell me otherwise
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post #7 of 22
Okay,

In between the screw and the motherboard (IE: The thread and the thickness of the board) there is always a little bit of space. In this situation the threads that are actually bored into the case may also have space.

MOBO/SCREW Space + Case Thread space = Sideways motherboard.

This will be a pain to fix but it is probably just a simple allignment issue.

Unscrew all the screws ALMOST all the way out. See if the MOBO then moves at all. If not remove all screws and go one by one and insert each screw barely tightening it. Check to see if it moves then. Slowly tighten them all until the mobo is secured.

Hope this helps!

EDIT: PS: Check the Risers (small usually gold screw inserts behind the mobo) as well. They may have been threaded sideways due to the case thread spacing I mentioned.
post #8 of 22
I had the same problem when I installed my 9750-4i, I just bent the bracket on the 9750-4i towards the case enough to seat the card properly and get the screw tightened without unseating the card while tightening the screw.

Hopefully what I said makes sense to you!

I did not have a problem with my GTX 480, only the 9750-4i.
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post #9 of 22
Just bend the PCI bracket on the card a little bit so the holes line up...

No need to RMA the case.
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by MCBrown.CA;13739869 
Just bend the PCI bracket on the card a little bit so the holes line up...

No need to RMA the case.

Ya lets bend a perfectly good bracket on a video card to make up for a bent bracket on the case... kookoo.gif (apologies could not resist.)

If the gap bothers you that much RMA it.
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