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Old 11-02-2011, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default motherboard standoffs 101 please?

would someone educate me as to the purpose and benefit of using standoffs to mount your motherboard? They look like little screws to me and thats about as much as I know.

Also, I plan to use the haf x with the asus z68 deluxe if this affects which standoffs will work. could someone show me where to get such items?


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Default Re: motherboard standoffs 101 please?

Stand-offs hold your board above the (normally) aluminum backing. They are made of brass, non-conductive. If your board was right against the plate, it would short out, possibly kill it. Also keeps your motherboard secure in your case, in event of any movement.

A standoff is used in mechanics and electronics to separate two parts from one another. Standoffs can be many shapes and sizes and made of many different materials. Insulating standoffs may keep two parts from touching each other, thereby preventing an electronic short

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Short outs?! Ew we cant be doing that. Ok on newegg i am failing to find standoffs, and do motherboards support threaded holes for these screws or is this like a mod, not everyday kinda of thing?
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They are made of brass, non-conductive.
Brass is conductive. But the stand-offs touch the mobo at spots that are meant to be grounded or are insulated.

The stand-offs come with the case.
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Thanks Slay... Cause Brass is Copper and Zinc, most likely 70/30, and Copper is what wires are made of..
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