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Nothin wrong with your nibbler then? congrats, hope you notice a difference.

Nope, nothing wrong, I just assumed you could start cutting with the nibbler right away.

On an unrelated note, I have some issues with the standoffs, I have some scews that just sort of fall out randomly. Does anyone else have that or does it mean it's RMA time?
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wrong screws? or just replace the standoffs
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I'm using the screws that came with the motherboard, so it's rather unlikely that the screws are wrong. as for replacing the standoffs, they appear to be riveted into the case, so I'm not sure how easy they would be to replace.
Edited by WC_EEND - 5/15/12 at 7:47am
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i'm at work at the mo, but i'll have a look when i get home in an hour, unusual you cant take the standoffs out. did the screws hold when you first put them in?
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i'm at work at the mo, but i'll have a look when i get home in an hour, unusual you cant take the standoffs out. did the screws hold when you first put them in?

The standoffs are built in, they didn't just screw in. But then again, I never tried to take them out. They would probably be removable, for instance if you were using a m-atx instead of atx motherboard.
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i'm at work at the mo, but i'll have a look when i get home in an hour, unusual you cant take the standoffs out. did the screws hold when you first put them in?

Yes they did, until at some point about 2 months ago when I noticed the top right screw fell out. I tried screwing it back in, but it felt like the threading was somehow gone (the screw still had the threads, so I assume it was the standoff). What makes it even weirder is that now the top right standoff appears to be fine, and it's the top middle one which is giving me issues now. As a temporary solution, I'm running my system now without a screw in the top middle standoff.
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prob be fine like that, its not as if you have a huge heatsink trying to pull your mobo outta the case.
did you try using the black screws that came with the case? thats what i used.
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The standoffs are built in, they didn't just screw in. But then again, I never tried to take them out. They would probably be removable, for instance if you were using a m-atx instead of atx motherboard.
m-atx uses the same hole centres as atx, atx just uses a few more down the bottom
every case i've had has used screw in standoffs, never noticed they were built in on this one
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I'm using a mix of the black screws and the screws that came with the motherboard actually. And yeah, since I doubt my H100 is going to suddenly pull it out, it'll probably be fine.

The cut mesh is a definite improvement in airflow by the way, my HDD temps dropped 3°C and you really do feel the difference in airflow between mesh and no mesh.
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I'm using a mix of the black screws and the screws that came with the motherboard actually. And yeah, since I doubt my H100 is going to suddenly pull it out, it'll probably be fine.
The cut mesh is a definite improvement in airflow by the way, my HDD temps dropped 3°C and you really do feel the difference in airflow between mesh and no mesh.
fairplay for doin that on your first build thumb.gif
plus the blue leds on that spectre pro look better now yeah?
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