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Im trying to get the motherboard into my case my two of the 9 gold Standoffs seems to have a little extra, making them taller which then means the board has to be bent into shape....

Will the board be safe without two stand offs or is there a reason they are slightly bigger?
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You should be fine with 7 standoff's. The last thing you want is to bend your motherboard. I have my motherboard tightened to my case with 6 standoff's and everything is fine.
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your mobo didn't come with extras? i would position the remaining standoffs so you have support in the key areas. aftermarket cpu coolers and gpu's put lots of stress on the board
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your mobo didn't come with extras? i would position the remaining standoffs so you have support in the key areas. aftermarket cpu coolers and gpu's put lots of stress on the board
Nope didnt come with any extra's
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post #5 of 10
I would either take a closer look and make sure they are all the way down, or compare them side by side with one that seems "normal". IF they are bigger than the others which seems odd, go buy some or mooch some from a local PC store. Bending the board is not a good idea, as the other poster said don't use all 9 if they don't sit right.
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post #6 of 10
The two larger ones are for cases with different configurations, they are not necessarily motherboard standoffs.

You can use 7 fine, I'm only using 4.
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post #7 of 10
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kk well using the 7 Standoffs i have put the Mobo in, seems to be pretty sturdy. RAM, CPU and GPU are also connected now along with the front buttons.

Going to try the PSU now
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post #8 of 10
iv seen some standoffs with a bushing to hold the board centered better

if they are taller than standard ones, twisting the board a little isnt bad, but the main reason is to hold the board at the right height for cards

look at the case closer, see if there are places that are designed for longer standoffs
post #9 of 10
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Nah there are not, checked over and over for that. Either way its all in now and im currently using the computer! Running perfectly.

Was *****ting myself (Sorry for the language) when i had to turn it on, all i could think was its going to blow up

Thanks ¬Ben
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post #10 of 10
Good to hear that all is working well! Just for information, if you have too many standoff's, then that is not good as there is always a risk of a short, due to redundant contact to the motherboard.
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