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Old 08-06-2008, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do I simply take the screws and screw it into the allocated holes on the case and thats it. Or do I need rubber washers or some kind of item to stop it frying/dying.

Sorry Im just extremely worried I will screw it in and it will fry on me. Is my first build. Because Ive heard loads of things like you need washers or some kind of item to stop it from frying from just being screwed into the case.

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Old 08-06-2008, 01:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No washers, just make sure the brass standoffs are there.
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All you need to do is screw in the brass standoffs as veedub said, which are those brass screws with a female/male end. You screw those in, then screw the motherboard to those.
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ahh was wondering that those brownish gold hex shaped things were. There like screws with a hexagon coming up with a hollowed out screw hole down the middle.

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Yup, just screw those into the sockets on the case - then align your MB accordingly and srew in your MB srews, which will secure the MB to the case (don't use a screw driver that is magnetic to do this).
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don't use a screw driver that is magnetic to do this
ummm, why?

yeah just screw them right in, it's really easy.
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ummm, why?

yeah just screw them right in, it's really easy.
Seriously? Because the magnetic screwdriver can destroy your MB if you touch anything but the screw.
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Seriously? Because the magnetic screwdriver can destroy your MB if you touch anything but the screw.
It would have to be a very magnetic screwdriver. To be honest, I have always used magnetic screw drivers so that I can lift the screws out if they are in harder to get at places and I have yet to fry a motherboard. That's 25 custom PCs and 0 dead. I'm not saying it isn't possible, but I think the very low magnetism of most screw drivers won't do any harm.
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^correct, unless that magnet was INCREDIBLY POWERFUL it would not do a **** thing.
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Same. I use magnetic ones. So much easier to fit screws in tight places that your fingers can't reach.
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