Case+ mobo compatablity issue? 8 replies

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#1 10 years ago

I'm currently building (frist time) for myself a new rig at my dad's house and last time I left off I was concered becuase I installed the mobo however a few spacers from the case did not fully fit into the screwholes in my mobo so I screwed them in as much as I could, Is there somthing I should do about it or its not really a big deal? This is the computer kit I ordered: EVGA nForce 680i SLI Socket 775 Barebone Kit - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz OEM, 500GB SATA HD, 20x DVD±RW, 2GB DDR2 PC6400, ATX Mid-Tower Case, 800 Watt Power Supply in Canada at TigerDirect.ca I was thinking that it could be the case+mobo were not meant for each other but I'm hoping its not ture.




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#2 10 years ago

You mean they were misalligned? I had to push my motherboard to get it to line up with everything. The easiest is to screw in two diagonal corners first, then the rest.




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#3 10 years ago

Are you sure you selected the right screw points? There are usually two sets, one for Standard ATX, and another for an ATX variant.

As Daedelus said, usually you just have to gently push the board against the back of the case (where the ports are), to get them to align properly.




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#4 10 years ago

If the screws go in part-way are you sure it's not something daft like you're using the wrong size screws for the standoffs?




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#5 10 years ago

Yea I'm using the small screws that are half the size of the case screws. And I have pushed the board were the case ports are. I also tried installing my video card and it just will not fit proprerly into the case so I have conculded that I am going back to tigerdirect to ask for a diffrent case that is prehaps cheaper too.




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#6 10 years ago

How do you mean it doesn't fit? Did you remember to put the screw extensions (not sure of the real name, it's the screws that have a top to put another screw onto.) on the plate where the motherboard goes before installing the motherboard?


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#7 10 years ago
n0e;4508692How do you mean it doesn't fit? Did you remember to put the screw extensions (not sure of the real name, it's the screws that have a top to put another screw onto.) on the plate where the motherboard goes before installing the motherboard?

Yea I installed those I just call them "spacers" in my frist post. The way the mobo dosent fit in my case is becuase the screw holes inside the case are a little bit too far away from were the motherboard is suppose to go.




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#8 10 years ago

Does the case by-chance have a removable motherboard tray? If so, make sure it's slid in the whole way. Are you also sure that you put the stand-offs for the motherboard in the right form factor holes? (basic I know, but hey).




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#9 10 years ago
The_Daedalus;4509332 Are you also sure that you put the stand-offs for the motherboard in the right form factor holes? (basic I know, but hey).

Ah, that was the lingo I was going for earlier.

Your describing a problem that is very rare. Especially with a Mid Size, or Full Size tower. Unless you got a MicroATX or MiniATX board.

The screws don't have to go in All the wholes, or the furthest holes. Just the right "Form Factor" holes.

As Daedelus mentioned, it may have a Tray that either has to be installed, or removed for the motherboard to fit properly.