I'm changing my pc case.
In the old case the motherboard was fitted with 8 stand-offs but they were build into the case.
My new case only came with 5 stand-offs.
How important is it to use all 8 stand-offs? could i get away with just 5?
It's not my main pc.
Right i think i know why it only gave me 5 stand offs. There are 6 like lumps with screw holes in the case. I now have a screw hole for every hole in the motherboard. but the idea of the stand offs are so the motherboard doesn't touch the case. Well now it will be? do i need to use washers between the case and the motherboard or something?
Maybe if you place them strategically. You'll need the two for the north bridge near your paripherals, your DIMMs will definitely need two unless you install the RAM beforehand. If the GPU has a passive cooler you don't have to worry about vibration there. Six would be better but I guess you could get away with five.
answered Aug 11 '12 at 09:49