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ryan29121
12-27-07, 10:24 PM
I was assembling my computer and I came across with a question. The motherboard that I have has 7 mount holes to attach it to the case. But one of the holes does not even come close to lining up with the mount, so it only has 6 out of the 7 mounts. I was wondering if I should be concerned with this or just let it go. The motherboard seems pretty study when I press down on that area so I wont have to worry about it touching the motherboard panel behind. The motherboard that I have is the Gigabyte DS3R and the case is a CoolerMaster Cosmos. Thanks in advance for your help.

bacon12
12-27-07, 10:27 PM
As long as you don't put the spacer-stud whatever it's called in that hole where it will contact the mb then you'll be fine.

Zapablast05
12-28-07, 12:05 AM
I don't think it really matters, as long as your motherboard doesn't touch the panel. It's probably due to a misaligned hole. Just put a plastic mobo standoff there. I didn't have any plastic standoffs to put under the corner of my motherboard, so when I plugged in the P1 from the PSU, the corner sparked because it made contact with the chassis....wasn't pretty. Good thing I didn't get shocked or short my system. Buy some extra one of these, you'll be glad you did.

http://www.pccables.com/images/03002.jpg

ryan29121
12-28-07, 07:02 AM
I don't think it really matters, as long as your motherboard doesn't touch the panel. It's probably due to a misaligned hole. Just put a plastic mobo standoff there. I didn't have any plastic standoffs to put under the corner of my motherboard, so when I plugged in the P1 from the PSU, the corner sparked because it made contact with the chassis....wasn't pretty. Good thing I didn't get shocked or short my system. Buy some extra one of these, you'll be glad you did.

http://www.pccables.com/images/03002.jpg

Is there anyparticular place that sells those? Like a hardware store?