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Do i need to use all of them because i think i have a bad one it had a hard time twisting in and i had to use tools to get it to go in. what im wondering about is

could this lead to parts shorting out? i dont want to risk it so should i use it and things should be fine or take it out and not screw in that one hole?

With the standoffs you twist them on into the case then mobo sits on them and then you use screws to screw the mobo into the stand offs which hold it into place correct?
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Correct. Probably just the threads are fubar on standoff. You don't need all of em. You'll be all set if you are missing one or two. Just make sure mobo isn't making contact with case.
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Do i need to use all of them because i think i have a bad one it had a hard time twisting in and i had to use tools to get it to go in. what im wondering about is

You should have extras, you only need to put as many in as there is screw holes on the motherboard

could this lead to parts shorting out? i dont want to risk it so should i use it and things should be fine or take it out and not screw in that one hole?

you really should have one under each screw hole on the mother board. If you want to you local PC shop and said you just needed 1 i'm sure they would just give you one

With the standoffs you twist them on into the case then mobo sits on them and then you use screws to screw the mobo into the stand offs which hold it into place correct?

thats correct, put the motherboard into the case and see witch holes it lines up with, then put the standoffs in only those holes. You don't want a standoff where theer won't be a screw going into it
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post #4 of 13
Brings back memories of my first computer built...I was confused for a long time before I found out what the standoff screws were.
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Ty guys for the answers + rep

yea only came with 9 =[ so imma go down to frys, i have a box with some stand offs but different color like a copper the ones in my case are black and i swear i think they are bigger then then ones that came with my case.
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yeah there are different sizes (weird)
i only have like 4 :s
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post #7 of 13
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What does the stand off exactly do like ground or something?
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
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What does the stand off exactly do like ground or something?
They ground the motherboard to the case, and they also raise the motherboard up so that the solder points on the back won't short out through the case.
 
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post #9 of 13
I never use all of them , normally just four, one in each of the corners, maybe one in the middle for descent support.
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post #10 of 13
With stand offs I always put them in to just over finger tight with a small wrench, the go round the back an put Loc Tight in the threads that way they never come loose or rattle and once dry you can do up your Mobo screws without striping them.

Never put Loc tight on the Mobo screws it's not good.
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