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Need help with Installing Gigabyte MOBO into Corsair Carbide 300R

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I purchased the Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H mobo and Carbide 300R. I have a little confusion about how to install the mobo.

The case comes preinstalled with a brass standoff (so1) in the middle position. Also, in the bag of screws with the case comes another brass standoff (so2) that allows a screw to be secured into it. Which one am I supposed to have installed? so1 or so2? If it's so2, am I supposed to secure a screw to it?

Any help is appreciated, I'll try and provide pictures if it's not that clear...
post #2 of 8
The little stand offs that are not installed need to be installed but the like bump looking things with screw holes are pre mounted stand offs. also the brass one holds the motherboard in a place. it lines up your motherboard with the screws.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey, thanks for the reply. Pretty sure I didn't explain it well enough.

The pictures below show the two different standoffs and where it lines up on the mobo. I'm pretty sure only one of them needs to be installed (in the middle hole of the mobo). My question is which one of the standoffs do I use? If it's the second one (the one with the screw hole) do I need to secure it down with a screw?







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Originally Posted by kjames05 View Post

Hey, thanks for the reply. Pretty sure I didn't explain it well enough.
The pictures below show the two different standoffs and where it lines up on the mobo. I'm pretty sure only one of them needs to be installed (in the middle hole of the mobo). My question is which one of the standoffs do I use? If it's the second one (the one with the screw hole) do I need to secure it down with a screw? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


if it sticks out then no but if it has a slot then screw it down thumb.gif
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Ok. So basically the stand off with the screw hole is just for added support?
post #6 of 8
The way the mobo is supposed to be installed is as follows (to expand on what overclocker55 has said):

The raised "bumps" on the mobo tray area are the proper screw down points for a matx or full atx mobo. these bumps will be the horizontal plane that elevates it aboce the rest of the case and aligns it with the back I/O cutout for usbs, video connections etc.

There is NO need to put anything into these "bumps" before putting your motherboard into the case. Simply lay the mobo in there and align the bump holes with your mobo holes and then put a fastening screw into each hole.

of the two pictures of standoffs you showed:

both can be used to install ADDITIONAL connection points for the mobo to the case. installing these should only be done into case holes with no "bumps", this will mean that it will be an extra tie down point on the same level as the bumps if you choose to use them.

You can use either one in the non-bumped holes if you choose to. one will need to be screwed into the top if it has a hole, the other with no hole can just be used as an extra support and to align the mobo into the case when installing and left as an extra but unsecured tie down point. I wont go anywhere bc its screwed into the case and the mobo screwed down other places will keep it in the same place.

So in summary:

use the bumps, and just screw a black motherboard connection screw into each to secure your mother board. the other non bumped holes are optional if you want to add extra tie down points but they are not needed at all

hope this helps! thumb.gif
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Thanks a lot. Got it all set up now.
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Thanks a lot. Got it all set up now.
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