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Trubbelkelp
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I have a Antec nine hundred and i miss 3 motherboard standoffs closest to the drive bays. Can I still put my p8p67 pro motherboard there?

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Stand-offs are also grounding points, and many motherboards do not have a solid common grounding channel due to the circuit complexity, and not having every mount point grounded to the case through stand-offs can result in voltage issues, memory or CPU timing issues and crashes, and cooling issues. The BEST PLAN would be to find extra stand-offs from a local store or a friend's stash to guarantee you will not be having issues or potentially damaging your equipment.

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Any electronics store will be able to sell you a small bag of standoffs for under $10US. If you have to, just ask. Otherwise, you can order from Antec but you're going to double your price in shipping charges. The good news is that standoffs are a standard, universal part so you don't need ones that are specific to the 900.

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Stand-offs are not standard! There are two different sizes, but the screw portion is. 95% of cases use the 3/8" length, but there are a few out there still using the old 1/4". I very much doubt that Antec is using the 1/4".

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Well :P

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Hey, it's a fact. Emachines and Acer used to use the little guys. Found out doing a board replacement, and the motherboard wasn't flat. Hmmm...

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