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I've been using my Asus P8Z77 V LK for a little over a month now, and I'm wondering if I should be worried about the placement of the mounting screws on the board.

Notice where the screw holes are positioned. The screws are positioned in such a way (See attached picture) that the right side of the board flexes fairly easily when any pressure is applied (IE: inserting or removing the ATX connector or RAM). should I be worried about the board being damaged from this flexing?



Also, I have several of the small metal feet that connect the screws in the motherboard to the case that aren't being used. While I obviously can't attach them to the board, should I screw them in under the board just so that when I push down on it there won't be so much bending?
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The more standoffs you can get under the mobo, the better it will resist flexing.
 
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Even if they're not actually attached to the board? will they not damage the back of it?
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Just support the mobo when fitting RAM and what ever, and it'll be fine smile.gif
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Eh... ONly put in the standoffs that correlate to what your motherboard has. You could potentially short out something...

But you should have...

Wait a second... I just counted, and it only has 6? Who is the stupid person that designed that? My gigabyte board, ATX form factor same as yours, has the regular 9 screw holes.

I would almost say, if you are worried, then return it and get a AsRock board... 6 standoffs is just silly, 9 is the standard.

But, maybe the best path would be, when inserting your RAM, to either A.) take it out and put it on the box it came in, or B.) Try to make yourself need to use less pressure by also working the little locking levers as you are pushing it in. Think of it as applying the needed force from two different origins and achieving the same result.
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Eh... ONly put in the standoffs that correlate to what your motherboard has. You could potentially short out something...
But you should have...
Wait a second... I just counted, and it only has 6? Who is the stupid person that designed that? My gigabyte board, ATX form factor same as yours, has the regular 9 screw holes.
I would almost say, if you are worried, then return it and get a AsRock board... 6 standoffs is just silly, 9 is the standard.

Yes, there's only six. And its return policy has already expired.

But if I just need to hold it in place whenever working on that side of the board, I can't forsee this being too much of an issue.

I'll just need to pay more attention when I'm buying a motherboard next time.
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post #7 of 12
The mainboard belongs onto those spacers, you're supposed to use them.

Even if the mainboard only has 6 mounting holes, I don't see a problem. The placing is good enough to keep a heavy graphics card and a custom CPU cooler in place.
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We're talking motherboard screws, not lorry wheel nuts biggrin.gif
Six is plenty, if that's how it was designed smile.gif
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Yes, there's only six. And its return policy has already expired.
But if I just need to hold it in place whenever working on that side of the board, I can't forsee this being too much of an issue.
I'll just need to pay more attention when I'm buying a motherboard next time.

Yeah... It is like it is a tiny ATX board... Sorta like an extended micro atx...
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The mainboard belongs onto those spacers, you're supposed to use them.

Even if the mainboard only has 6 mounting holes, I don't see a problem. The placing is good enough to keep a heavy graphics card and a custom CPU cooler in place.

I should probably clarify: I'm using all the holes, but even with all six screwed in place, there is still a significant amount of flexing.

I guess that was kind of misleading because of the picture I posted in the OP. That is not MY board, it's just a stock photo I used so that you could see the holes clearly.
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