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Already at a major roadblock first time building a pc - motherboard and case

#1SpringerPosted 12/19/2013 9:18:06 PM
I am trying to mount the motherboard into the case - there is just one problem,

On the back of the motherboard, where I have the cpu cooler washers poking out, there isn't enough room in the small opening provided by my case.

I am trying to screw my motherboard in but none of the screws reach because I can't place the unit in flatly. It protrudes because the opening isn't large enough to accept the washers underneath where my cpu cooler components are.

Help.
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#2urtvPosted 12/19/2013 9:21:21 PM
carve a larger opening in the back
#3arleasPosted 12/19/2013 9:44:16 PM
It might help if:
1) you told us which case and what motherboard
or
2) you provided pictures


I can only imagine what it is you're doing wrong (if you're doing something wrong)... I THINK you're trying to say that the cooler locks down from the back of the motherboard but that it won't fit in the space between the board and the bottom of the case... I would say to make sure you're using the right screws/bolts/whatever since they really shouldn't protrude out that far. Alternate you might see if there is some sort of spacer you're supposed to use for your motherboard to make it sit up higher off the bottom of the case.

Again, pictures might help... or if you told which case/motherboard/cooler you could maybe get advice from someone who has used one or all of those things themselves
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#4Springer(Topic Creator)Posted 12/19/2013 10:09:20 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2atDx

You know how there are screws and washers on the bottom of the mobo? and you know how there is that tiny square that they are supposed to fit through? They don't.

I am destroying my case bit by bit with metal cutters, but now im beginning to wonder if these screws are even long enough for the mobo

what screws am i supposed to use?
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#5ClouddxPosted 12/19/2013 10:13:06 PM(edited)
OMG, did you put standoffs in the case before trying to lay the Mobo down?

You should watch a video on youtube about putting together a computer if following the directions on the instruction manual is too hard.

See these things: http://www.cybergooch.com/tutorials/images/buildsystem/IMG_6805.jpg

should go

here(depending on the case/mobo): http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l45/Hakkatack/P21500871.jpg
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#6Lady UnePosted 12/19/2013 10:12:54 PM
First thing to establish, you ARE using the brass stand-offs to mount the board to the tray, right?

Not just screwing the mobo directly to the case.
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#730aught6Posted 12/19/2013 10:15:27 PM(edited)
There should be no problems fitting an ATX board in an ATX case.

You might have to move some standoffs or something so that they line up properly - they should unscrew out of the case with your fingers - but there's no reason to butcher your case.

EDIT: Don't screw your board into the case without standoffs; you will short your board! Also, you should be running a POST before putting everything into your case.
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#8ClouddxPosted 12/19/2013 10:13:28 PM
Lady Une posted...
First thing to establish, you ARE using the brass stand-offs to mount the board to the tray, right?

Not just screwing the mobo directly to the case.


I guarantee that's exactly what he's trying to do.
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#9Springer(Topic Creator)Posted 12/19/2013 10:21:08 PM
I wasn't using standoffs - that was my problem


Too bad i took metal shears to my case and hacked away at it

Anything I can do now to fix the sharp metal edges I have created?
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#10ClouddxPosted 12/19/2013 10:22:26 PM
Springer posted...
I wasn't using standoffs - that was my problem


Too bad i took metal shears to my case and hacked away at it

Anything I can do now to fix the sharp metal edges I have created?


You can't be serious right now.... WHY ON GODS GREEN EARTH WOULD YOU ACTUALLY START CUTTING INTO YOUR CASE WITHOUT ASKING FOR HELP FIRST!?

Well at least cases aren't that expensive.
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