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6-32 screws for mounting mobo

Can I use 6-32 screws to mount motherboards cause I bought some thinking they could be used now I'm having second thoughts
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  1. Normally you mount the motherboard using a #6-32 x 4mm or #6-32 x 0.25". The other size you might run into while assembling a computer is M3 x 4mm.

    If you lightly finger thread one of the screws into one of the motherboard stand-offs, you'll quickly realize whether it's the correct fit. Don't force it, and if you have to force the screw before it bottoms out, try the other size.

    Most cases come with screws for mounting the motherboard. Might look in the packaging if you still have it to see if they included the needed supplies.
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    It really depends on the stand offs. The thread needs to be the same so the screws go fully into the standoff. If the standoff has a different thread they will not go in all the way which would leave the connection loose or they won't tighten properly to make the electrical connection or they will vibrate loose after some time.

    Standoffs can be either SAE or metric. You need to use the correct thread.

    They also need to be conductive. Don't use plastic screws and don't use thread locker on them that might interfere with the elctrical conductance.
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  3. Here's the standoff I'm getting
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/391815349113

    Here's the screws I'm getting
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/322589991066

    And my motherboard is the msi z270 gaming pro carbon
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  4. Seems unusual that you would have to order both your own stand-offs and the screws to use with them. Have you purchased the computer chassis yet?
    Reply to bigpinkdragon286
  5. Ya I bought it used and alot of standoffs are missing and the mount screws are completely missing
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  6. pcloverakagameboss said:
    Ya I bought it used and alot of standoffs are missing and the mount screws are completely missing


    This is when you go to amazon, and buy a whole box of that stuff
    $12
    https://www.amazon.com/VAPKER-Computer-Screws-Standoffs-Assortment/dp/B01FWEX90Q
    Reply to USAFRet
  7. USAF the pack I bought comes with 10 screws that's should be enough for the motherboard
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  8. pcloverakagameboss said:
    USAF the pack I bought comes with 10 screws that's should be enough for the motherboard


    And then, you need screws for the drives, case panels, etc, etc, etc....
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  9. USAF my case is fully assembled I'll buy another pack (10 screws $2.39) if I need it for installing parts I posted the links on this thread earlier to what standoffs and screw I'm buying
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  10. pcloverakagameboss said:
    USAF my case is fully assembled I'll buy another pack (10 screws $2.39) if I need it for installing parts I posted the links on this thread earlier to what standoffs and screw I'm buying


    OK, no big deal.

    Just that this:
    "Ya I bought it used and alot of standoffs are missing and the mount screws are completely missing "

    ....Led me to believe a lot of things were missing.
    Hence, my recommendation for a comprehensive box of case screws.
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  11. Some parts such as optical drives use M3 x 4mm screws.

    The point of the kit is to have everything right there, when you need it, and is probably the best way to go for both cost and time.

    If you have no screws at all and are planning to build a computer from scratch, expect to want both size screws on hand. At the same time, some optical drives also come with the screws needed for installation, but that's never a guarantee.
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  12. I just wanna say thank you everyone for the help and also I think my case (coolermaster haf x) had tooles drives
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