use the brass standoffs)line up with mounting holes in the MB ? If yes...all you need is two ...three brass standoffs at most to hold the MB in place. The other mounting locations can often be supported by the white plastic standoffs with the small portion above the widest round part removed (see link below). The wide round part then becomes the base which sits on the MB plate keeping the MB from shorting out.
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hi i've bought an asrock k7s41 to take over from my old back caps mobo. this was the only mobo i could find that suited what i already had. i knew it was m-atx as opposed to the old ATX board but i hoped i could pop it in and maybe drill an extra fixing hole if i needed to.
now i've marked the fixing holes from the new asrock board and offered them up to the plate in my case i've got problems. there are 2 big round air vents at low level for a start. also on the mobo there are 3 corner fixing holes and about 7 holes with solder marked H1 to H8 which are slightly bigger and i'm not sure if i'm supposed to borrow them for fixing.
1) so my choices seem to be drill new holes anywhere i can get them in and use them. also the holes in the case are tapped so i would need to find another type of fixing arrangement for any new holes drilled. can you recommend anything?
2) maybe get a new or matching back plate or perhaps more likely a new case which might suit it.
are there any other options available to me?
appreciate any help thanks.