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  Jakey boy 14:11 31 Dec 2003
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I built my first machine soon after this, and everything is fine. I did, however, immediately get the bug, and decided to purchase another case - ergo, about to build another system! The first was a Socket A, so I thought P4 this time. Problem is....more a query.....The mobo tray on the case, has six obvious mountings for an ATX board, but the manual for the "In-post" mobo shows nine screw-holes!! it seems to me that the "towards front edge of the mobo will be un-supported! There are flush screw holes there, are these for stand-offs or what? Am I making any sense?

  Rayuk 14:48 31 Dec 2003

If its an ATX case there should be minmum of 9 holes,some also have holes for MATX boards.

What case have you bought.

Did it come with the stand offs you require.?

  DieSse 15:57 31 Dec 2003

Not sure waht you are describing - do you have mounting holes in the board with no mounts on the case -

Or - not enough stand-offs -

Or what?

With wide boards, you can also get plastic spacers which clip into the board holes, then rest flat on the case, and stop it flexing towards the case. I sometimes use then in the extreme corners of boards, to stop flexing. They're difficult to describe, but a local computer shop should know. If they're threade to screw into the cse, you just chop off the thread part.

  Jakey boy 19:42 31 Dec 2003

Sorry guys. There are 6 raised,(dimpled?)screw-holes which stand out from the tray. The other, various holes are flush with the tray. I don't know if the board can be placed directly onto these "dimpled" holes like stand-offs, with extra stand-offs screwed into the flushed holes to level the board off or what?

The case is from Maplin, by iCute. The 8310SL - click here

  woodchip 19:50 31 Dec 2003

If there is no support where you have screw holes then you need stand-offs

  Jakey boy 20:14 31 Dec 2003

I know that I need stand-offs for support. It's these raised, holed "dimples on the tray that are confusing me. There are only 6 of them, and I would have expected to see 9?

  Jakey boy 20:29 31 Dec 2003

I'll have to wait until I get the mobo, to see for myself. I'm just impatient lol! Last board was a tight fit 'cos of the size of the case. As a result, i can't fit drives into the lower two 5.4 bays, as they are impeded by the mobo. This case has lots more room!

  DieSse 20:41 31 Dec 2003

It's not uncommon for the raised "dimples" (in place of posts) to be only for the basic 6/7 holes (this is enough many motherboards).

If you want to support the edge of a wide board you'll have to get some standoffs - screw in metal ones, or the plastic ones I tried to describe earlier.

  Jakey boy 20:59 31 Dec 2003

I think that's what I wanted to hear. There are plenty other holes, and I have stand-offs with the case, which will be enough to prevent flexing. i just wasn't sure about using these "dimples" as stand-offs, as they are part of the metal tray. I thought I HAD to use stand-offs between the board and the tray.

  woodchip 23:38 31 Dec 2003

I have even used packing it's not going anywhere after its built just make sure it's fireproof

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