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28-Dec-2007, 07:59 PM #1
Mobo Wont mount correctly plz Help
Ok so I just finished buying a Thermaltake Armour Case and a Striker Extreme mother Board With two 8800 GTX BFGs and I can't get the Mother board to mount. It just dosen't line up with the slots in the rear of the case. Has anyone else gotten this Case/Motherboard Combo to work. IF so How? Were did you mount it?
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28-Dec-2007, 08:06 PM #2
Search the archives someone else recently was having a problem with the case alignment.
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28-Dec-2007, 08:11 PM #3
Here's the thread. It appears that this problem has occurred on a couple of cases.

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/6...se-rear-i.html
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28-Dec-2007, 08:11 PM #4
Were was this post?
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28-Dec-2007, 08:15 PM #5
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28-Dec-2007, 09:02 PM #6
That dosen't say how the problem was fixed. Also my problem is that the board isn't high enough verticaly when the board is standing up. the hieght of the Standoffs is fine. Any thoughts on what to do?
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28-Dec-2007, 09:43 PM #7
Do you have a digital camera to post a couple of PICs?
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28-Dec-2007, 10:05 PM #8
Are you saying with the case laying flat (as it would be if you were installing the board) that the standoffs raise the board high enough, but you can't move the board up to align with the I/O shield?

If this is correct then the manufacturer may have put the wrong board mounting plate in the case. Also, look at the board mounting plate and see if it looks like it is 180 out of position.
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28-Dec-2007, 10:22 PM #9
Sorry I Dont. But whats wrong is my PCI slots don't match my slots in the rear of my chassis so I think I may have to drill my computer.
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28-Dec-2007, 10:36 PM #10
That doesn't make any sense. Either the case is not per ATX standard or the motherboard isn't, but the specs I found on the internet says they are.
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28-Dec-2007, 10:50 PM #11
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Are you saying with the case laying flat (as it would be if you were installing the board) that the standoffs raise the board high enough, but you can't move the board up to align with the I/O shield?

If this is correct then the manufacturer may have put the wrong board mounting plate in the case. Also, look at the board mounting plate and see if it looks like it is 180 out of position.
Yes They raise the board high enoughbut it does align with the I/O slot but the board dosen't align with the PCI slots for video cards audio cards. Aslo both the board and case are ATX
I checked other picture of the case and board and all of the holes are in the correct places.
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28-Dec-2007, 11:40 PM #12
Jbro: You don't have a problem. The PCI slots set above the opening in the back of the case because the card mount is below the card.
Take a PCI card and install it and you"ll see what I mean.
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29-Dec-2007, 12:15 AM #13
Wow yeah, the mounting is still off but I can twist the card enough to still have acess to it. Thanks everyone
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29-Dec-2007, 07:29 AM #14
You can do what you want, but IMO I think you are just asking for future problems by having to twist a PCI card to make it fit. I would RMA the chassis and get one with correct alignment.
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29-Dec-2007, 10:42 AM #15
The above is correct. Think about what you are doing. If you "twist" the card, you run a very real risk of popping solder traces as the board heats up and cools down. This would not be a problem with boards that do not get hot like a nic however modern video cards do get quite hot.

If the card does not fit, something is wrong. Get a case that works with your board.
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