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Abit KT7-RAID in AOpen HX08 fulltower

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Nice Person

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Joined
Dec 20, 2000
Won't fit properly!

I put in the 8 studs that correspond to the holes on the board and they line up but about 0.5 cm out on the top left one and the others except a couple aren't quite right.. I can get it almost perfect by pulling the side of the mobo tray (back) to the left and then pushing the mobo.. but I think it requires to much force to do so and I can't get the screw in even when I do that.. and also when I first looked at the mobo tray it twists a little like a very slightly bent peice of tin or something, making it uneven.. what the hell do I do? this is the first time I ever build a comp from scratch and the first time I mounted a mobo. what SHOULD happen?
 

Rob Cork

Senior Member
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Dec 17, 2000
Location
Woodcote, UK
They ought to line up - I'm sure hole positioning is part of the ATX standard. My case didn't come with enough standoffs to use all the holes in the mobo, so I'm only using 6 - there are 8. If you can move the mobo around to use different sets of holes pick the position that gets the most support - concentrate on supporting the PCI slots and the cpu socket - DIMM slots aren't so important cause you'll only rarely need to add RAM with the mobo in the case, and the same goes for IDE headers.
 
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Nice Person

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Dec 20, 2000
This is the only way to do it because the plugs at the back line up with the backing plate.. I hafta apply pressure to the mobo and the side of the mobo tray to get it in properly. and I don't like doing that. should I send the case back? cuz it's kinda weird this tray. I think it's bent in some way..
 

markedmundb

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Dec 18, 2000
Location
Kent, UK
Did you try to bend the the wee metal bits on the ATX Plate out of the way. I had the same problem with the case, but a ECS K7VZA Board when I built my mate's PC.

Fitted eventually, without having bend the back any way.

Nice case tho, once you get the board fitted! I have one too!