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?
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 -
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.
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
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!
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.