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Screw size for 4000D case


Ray_JT
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Hi,

 

Building for first time and looking for advice. When installing my motherboard to the case all items I had read led me to use the coarser 6-32 screws in the built in standoff on the case.

 

Trying three times I could not get the screws to thread. I then used the smaller M3 screws and all went very well.

 

My question is, do I need to persevere with the 6-32 screws or will the M3 used suffice?

 

The board certainly feels and looks secure.

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

R

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Hey Ray_JT

 

You will need to use the 6-32 screws for the motherboard installation. The standoffs are 6-32, and as M3 is slightly smaller, it is possible for this to screw in, but it will damage the 6-32 threads and not be completely secure.

 

Try and unscrew the 6-32 screws until they "skip" and then carefully screw them in again. You will need to have the screw straight, otherwise it might cross thread the standoff.

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