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I collected a couple of oldish PC cases at the weekend. an HP mATX which doesn't take an ODD and ATX PSU, one of those Galaxy ones with the stupid acrylic side panels, and another cheap case.

I decided to use the latter cheap case to recase my old Socket A rig, as that case was falling to pieces.

So I open the case, and I find it has rectangular holes where the standoffs should be. I also find these, which I assume are standoffs.





What on earth are they?

Are these meant to be have traditional brass standoffs screwed in, or used on their own as standoffs?

The problem is, there's only 5. I need some more to fit my board in. Where can I get them?
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post #2 of 6
Dear lord I hope you do find them since I have no idea what those things are.
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older standoff type things for mounting your mainboard in the case, instead of that copper stand off one we mostly use nowdays.

you can put your board straight onto those standoff's are you could replace them with the copper ones, works the same.

so yes they are used on there own as standoff
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post #4 of 6
You can remedy that situation by using regular motherboard stand-offs into those slots, then tightening them down with an appropriate nut on the other side.

Sounds a whole lot easier than a goose chase for those things.
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post #5 of 6
i will call them clip on standoff or clip-style standoff i dont know.

Edit:found something like it
Edited by theproodnoob - 2/14/11 at 1:26pm
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Looking at it, I have 5, the board I'm using has 6 mounting holes, if I must I'll use the nut method as mentioned earlier. I didn't think of that, will have to get some now.
Thanks.
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