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My question is about stand offs and mounting a motherboard to a desk top case. I have an ASUS case (tower) which has 4 ''Bow tie'' cut outs that are raised (pulled up from) the case plane, each tapped for a mother board mounting screw. My Gigaboard pcb lines up with them and will mount fine.
The problem is, I then will not be using the four brass stand offs that are also screwed into the case for motherboard mounting (they are of equal height to the bow ties but will be covered by the motherboard when it's mounted. So is it ok to mount the motherboard direct to the 4 bow ties and skip the brass interface?
FYI, I can't put a thin brass washer on top of the raised bow ties because the ports/ hook ups won't allign with the various cutouts in the face plate. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Usually the brass stand offs are used by the slots and ports to provide a bit more solid support. The problem when mounting directly is that you don't want anything on the board touching the metal that isn't supposed to. Usually they will make mounting pads around the holes. These keep the board from shorting out. Without seeing the case all I can tell you is to see if the pads are the only thing that are touching. If you are not sure then just get some electricians tape and put a piece over the case mounts. Thats is faster and works as well as using the proper brown insulating washers. Just check first and tape and you'll be fine.
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks KingDWS, My board does have metal ring pads on the back and those will be the only points of contact. The tape is a great idea! Thanks much"
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