Originally Posted by smilinjohn
If hardware placement and usage is just a theory and there fore optional and not important then it isn't required in a PC, on a car, or on an air plane. What do engineers know anyway, they only designed it right
Can't tell if troll or not. Comparing engineering of cars and airplanes (where result of failure is death to one or more people) to leaving off a motherboard standoff?
It all comes down to understanding...
I do not understand the forces at play on the wheel nuts of my car travelling at 100km/hr. Therefor I do not feel comfortable removing 2 out of 5 wheel nuts and then driving on the highway.
I do not understand the forces at play on the jet engine of a plane, therefor I do not feel comfortable removing one of the blades of the impeller and then taking off.
I do, however, fully understand the forces at play on the screws securing my motherboard, and am comfortable selectively removing some of them.