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I installed all my computer parts together the other day, and my graphics card doesn't quite align properly (the back metal hits the back of the case too soon... thinking the motherboard is too low possibly).

I have an Antec 900 and an Pro Asus 1155 motherboard. I used the stock standoff screws that came screwed into the case (they came prescrewed and lined up properly).

I'm wondering if there's any trick I can do in order to line up my motherboard in such a way that I won't have future issues with my graphics card fitting in (it's not length that's an issue, it's the metal bracket that screws onto the case which restricts the PCI slot from being clicked in as far as I'd want it to be clicked in... though contact is made).
    
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I've heard of this problem before..
Ive only encountered it once, I bent the matel bracket inwards and the GPU would fit fine, but I would not recommend doing this on your case because your case is good and the case I was working on was a ultra-brand POS.

good luck.
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The first thing I would do is try a different PCI or PCI-E card to see if that fits correctly or not. If it does, the problem is with the graphics card and you'll need to contact manufacturer of the graphics card. If it doesn't then you probably got the wrong sized standoffs with the case. You would need to contact Antec about that.
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
The first thing I would do is try a different PCI or PCI-E card to see if that fits correctly or not. If it does, the problem is with the graphics card and you'll need to contact manufacturer of the graphics card. If it doesn't then you probably got the wrong sized standoffs with the case. You would need to contact Antec about that.
I've been reading plenty of these type problems by people with Antec cases lately.

Too bad really.
post #5 of 5
I can't remember which brand of case it was, but there was one back in the mid 90's that had this problem if you didn't put the supplied fiber washer between the standoff and the motherboard. The problem was you basically needed to glue the washer to the mobo or the standoff to hold it in place so most people didn't bother doing it then couldn't understand why they had so many problems with their PCI and AGP cards. It was especially problematic as back then you were lucky to have onboard audio. That meant most people had a graphics card, modem or network card or both, and quite often an audio card and a raid or extra IDE card for more hard drive space.
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CaseAudio
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