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Say I want to move my motherboard into a new case. That case only has 4 holes for its own OEM mobo. How easy would it be to drill new holes? I'm not talking powertools, I'm talking raising the motherboard so its not touching the case. Anyone understand what I'm trying to explain?
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Also, can I use a regular plastic bag as an anti-static bag? How about a paper bag? Or is there anything better to use than any of these? thanks..
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not exactly sure what your trying to do with your motherboard? you want to drill without powertools and raise the motherboard so its not touching the case? I"m lost to tell you the truth.
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Your question is unclear.

Do you mean that you want to use standard Mobo standoffs on the case that only has 4 holes? Or are you trying to attach a mobo tray, that will in turn hold a Mobo, to the case?

Please ask again with more emphasis on the goal and the current issue that is preventing you from achieving it.
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if you can get your hands on some riser screws, they come in 99.9% of all cases (the little brass things) you should be able to lay your mobo over the new mobo tray, use a permanent marker to mark your holes, then very carefully pick out a drill bit that matches the screw head on the brass riser and drill your holes.

Obviously you need a power tool to do this, aluminum and steel are not easy to drill through without (I don't know what alternative you had to power tools). Then once you get your holes drilled, if you have them, use a tapping tool to thread the hole (make sure you match the thread spacing) and go to town.

If you cannot find a tapping tool, you can carefully twist the risers into the holes, and if the metal is soft enough you will create your own threads.

Hope that is satisfactory


And no, do not use a regular plastic bag as anti static, about the only thing it will do is prevent dust from reaching your parts, standard plastic is susceptible to holding a charge.
A paper bag...ehhh, I'm not sure if it will work either, but I can bet you money it is safer than plastic. As for an alternative...umm go to the store and buy some anti static dryer sheets.
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airmike532, love your I-Ching.

Sorry, back to the subject at hand.
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definitely had to Google I-Ching...lol.

I just love lost
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definitely had to Google I-Ching...lol.

I just love lost
Cool avatar... the 8 tri-grams have a pretty cool history:

http://www.kheper.net/topics/I_Ching/trigrams.htm



Boris4ka, have you read any of the replies....? Want to help, but need more information.
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thanks, expanded my knowledge a bit more
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Say I want to move my motherboard into a new case. That case only has 4 holes for its own OEM mobo. How easy would it be to drill new holes? I'm not talking powertools, I'm talking raising the motherboard so its not touching the case. Anyone understand what I'm trying to explain?
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Also, can I use a regular plastic bag as an anti-static bag? How about a paper bag? Or is there anything better to use than any of these? thanks..
I think I get it. He's saying that the new case has four standoff holes, while his mobo has, probably, nine or so. If that's the case (heh) then what you need to do, boris, is to line your mobo up in the new case so that your IO connectors are poking out the back the way you want them. When that's all good, mark your new standoff holes through the existing holes in your mobo to the underside of the case. Then, drill and mount your standoffs.

Theoretically. Ahem.

As far as anti-static bags go, why bother. You live in San Fran, there should be lots of humidity - but to be on the safe side, ground yourself by touching the power supply, and then futz around with your mobo.

Does that help? Or am I talking out of my backside?
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