Originally Posted by CJL
I also had alignment issues when i got my X. I was changing over from a 932. I have never seen anything like this before, whether it was a cheap case or a more high end one and whether it was a 10$ exp card or a 1000$ card. I RMAd the case after providing pictures to the seller and they exchanged it for me but i must say that although the second case was better it was still off.
It's worst with x1 cards. I have a TV tuner and for a while it was not being detected upon boot-up, so i had to shut down and wiggle and even bend the card bracket and try and get it to sit good enough for it to get detected. In hind sight i should have not settled for this second case. I didn't even think of using washers. In my mind i was like "isn't ATX a standard? aren't all the different distances and measurements supposed to be compatible and equal across all products?". I will be water cooling my system soon and might try some washers and see how it goes, if i'm in the mood to rip out the mobo.
So bad batch? Quality control? Fine. It just sucks though., when i was working in a 15$ case a while back and everything fit so well that even Mike Holmes couldn't have made it better.
Tried the mobo in my 932
i just wanted to give a bump
I was fortunate to get cooler master to RMA me a brand new haf x...it was a PITA to go through support though...they won't reply to e-mails and you pretty much have to hound them. i'm glad I live about 20 minutes from cooler master...seriously, they were NOT willing to accept cross ship, advanced RMA...i asked them about putting my credit card down for collateral, they said its not possible and they won't accept, even though this is a pretty known issue
all in all, I'm finally happy this drama is over with...i get a working haf x...but man is cooler master support terrible.