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post #1 of 27
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hey. my old hp media center case has no motherboard spacers. i going to install a new motherboard in it. will anything happen to it.

when i took out the old motherboard there were spacers and nothing ever happened to the motherboard.
    
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post #2 of 27
you need the standoffs, dont install the board without them! you will short out the board!

use standoffs from your old case, or get some from a pc store, they will have some laying around.

and i reccomend using all of them, some guys just put a couple in, it doesnt pay to cut corners with this, your boards life depends on it!
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post #3 of 27
it isn't worth the risk. i'm sure you can buy a bag of standoffs really cheap at your local geek store.
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post #4 of 27
if you cross the contacts on the bottom of the board with the metal case it can short it. I agree DO NOT INSTALL WITHOUT SPACERS
post #5 of 27
The standoffs are there for ONE reason - To stop the case shorting out the motherboard.

Do not, I repeat NOT install without them - Your just asking for trouble
    
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post #6 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad_Handlez89 View Post
The standoffs are there for ONE reason - To stop the case shorting out the motherboard.

Do not, I repeat NOT install without them - Your just asking for trouble


...listen to the man.

Your old mobo may not have had typical standoffs, perhaps there were raised areas in the case wall that the mobo rested on, but trust us. There was a gap between the mobo and the case wall/mobo tray.

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post #7 of 27
They'll cost you a buck max for like 50.. no problem you just have to wait until you get them!
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post #8 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad_Handlez89 View Post
The standoffs are there for ONE reason - To stop the case shorting out the motherboard.

Do not, I repeat NOT install without them - Your just asking for trouble
i do believe thats exactly what i told him in my reply.....
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post #9 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by ginnz View Post
i do believe thats exactly what i told him in my reply.....
Yes? You said that too - Whats the problem?
    
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post #10 of 27
The standoffs are there for ONE reason - To stop the case shorting out the motherboard.

Do not, I repeat NOT install without them - Your just asking for trouble.

ELECTRICAL TROUBLE !
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