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I just got my evo tempest and inside the "Motherboard screws" bag, there are these little red round circle objects. Where am I supposed to place them?

I put them inside the standoff screws so it's placed between the surface of the case and the standoff screw
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post #2 of 16
It sounds like you are describing plastic washers to prevent shorts between screws and the mother board.
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post #3 of 16
sometimes they are a paper like ring. You put them under the head of the screw so the head does not actually touch the mobo. like a washer
 
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post #4 of 16
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That's what I figured they were.

So I put them wrong then?

I have them right now between the surface of the motherboard and the standoff screws. I have to put them between the standoff screw and the mobo?
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post #5 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by woodyfly View Post
I have to put them between the standoff screw and the mobo?
Between the head of the screw and the motherboard, though most motherboards will be fine without them...
 
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post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by woodyfly View Post
That's what I figured they were.

So I put them wrong then?

I have them right now between the surface of the motherboard and the standoff screws. I have to put them between the standoff screw and the mobo?
Isn't that the same place described 2 different ways?
    
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People actually use those?
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post #8 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheReaperWaits View Post
Between the head of the screw and the motherboard, though most motherboards will be fine without them...

Would this be correct? Or do you mean right on the surface of the mobo



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Edited by woodyfly - 2/15/11 at 3:49pm
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post #9 of 16
Yes that pic is right, but most boards have a metal strip around the screw hole so you don't really need those washers.
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by woodyfly View Post
Would this be correct? Or do you mean right on the surface of the mobo



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Nope. The washer goes between the screw head and the top side of the motherboard (opposite side of the motherboard compared to pic).

I remember being so worried that I had 'installed' the washers wrong when I built my first rig. I thought it would somehow wreck the system.

You really don't need them at all.
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