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Which are the mobo standoff screws!

I'm installing a MSI B250M PRO-VD Motherboard into a DeepCool Tesseract SW Blue case and there are so many different screws but I don't know which one/s are the standoff screws that I must use!
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  1. All of the screws shipped with your motherboard should be identified in the user's manual. Also some cases already have the standoffs correctly placed for an ATX motherboard.
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  2. clarkjd said:
    All of the screws shipped with your motherboard should be identified in the user's manual. Also some cases already have the standoffs correctly placed for an ATX motherboard.


    Agreed. If you line up the back of the motherboard with the IO plate(already installed) so that all the motherboard connections are lined with the punch-outs on the plate you should have your answer.
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  3. So do I line up the motherboard holes with these each one of these case holes - https://ibb.co/mwEHhb and put a screw in each one of the motherboard holes that link/line up with the case holes and then screw/weld the motherboard onto the case.
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  4. SugoiSa said:
    So do I line up the motherboard holes with these each one of these case holes - https://ibb.co/mwEHhb and put a screw in each one of the motherboard holes that link/line up with the case holes and then screw/weld the motherboard onto the case.


    The male threaded end goes in there and the female end is ready to receive the screw to secure the board. 6 screws are usually used. The motherboard's manual should tell you where the securing holes are. Some holes aren't used at all and some others are reserved for other hardware like a M.2 drive.

    Welding is never necessary when installing the stand-offs and motherboard.
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  5. Probably between these screws I have https://ibb.co/dSkq2b
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  6. SugoiSa said:
    Probably between these screws I have https://ibb.co/dSkq2b


    That's sorta odd. You do have more of those? 6 screws are pretty much always used with standard/mid ATX and mini/i-itx. We should be seeing 6 standoffs
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  7. And here's the manual mobo part, it doesn't describe in words what screw but I think visually https://ibb.co/jnfF2b
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  8. SugoiSa said:
    And here's the manual mobo part, it doesn't describe in words what screw but I think visually https://ibb.co/jnfF2b


    Which is just for M.2 drives. You probably know this but someone else may see this that doesn't know.
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  9. What you mean by that? And I think this is the right one https://ibb.co/hhFyNb
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  10. Entire PC motherboard section view - https://ibb.co/gCAtoG
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  11. SugoiSa said:
    What you mean by that? And I think this is the right one https://ibb.co/hhFyNb


    And so it is. One of the exceptions to the rule of 6 screws.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgMtw7IKu4o if you get into any more issues. Install starts around 2:25

    Please let us know when you have your build complete.
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  12. From what I can tell your motherboard has "holes" for 6 screws. But your case only has 4 places to mount the standoffs. If you place the motherboard in the case, do 4 of the 6 holes line up with the mounting points on the case?

    https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B250M-PRO-VD/Gallery#lg=1&slide=1
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  13. 4 of the 6 screws definitely do line up with standoffs and the remaining 2 mobo holes line up with 2 non-standoff case holes so now what I need to do is screw in the standoff ones and those non-standoffs in some way I think. I just don't know which screw type I must use, I've got a picture linked somewhere in one of the posts
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  14. Think I mean to say mounts instead of standoff points because I don't know if they are different or the same thing but I definitely do mean there are 4 mounts that line up with 4 mobo holes and 2 mobo holes that hover over non-mounted case holes
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  15. SugoiSa said:
    4 of the 6 screws definitely do line up with standoffs and the remaining 2 mobo holes line up with 2 non-standoff case holes so now what I need to do is screw in the standoff ones and those non-standoffs in some way I think. I just don't know which screw type I must use, I've got a picture linked somewhere in one of the posts


    When in doubt I'd call MSI for some advice. It only shows 4 screws so 4 should be used. Was the video of any help?
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  16. Yeah it helped because I now know my mobo is properly lined and in IO shield and that it goes over each of the holes, etc but I also have all these other screws which just seem maybe not so special but also maybe I use different screws for the non mounted points because you would probably need something longer because there are no mounts and goes down more https://ibb.co/jVzQ2b - other screws
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  17. Oh this may make way more sense https://ibb.co/mZajTG
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  18. SugoiSa said:
    Yeah it helped because I now know my mobo is properly lined and in IO shield and that it goes over each of the holes, etc but I also have all these other screws which just seem maybe not so special but also maybe I use different screws for the non mounted points because you would probably need something longer because there are no mounts and goes down more https://ibb.co/jVzQ2b - other screws


    They are special. See those(three near the top and one to the bottom left of the middle) with the wider threads? Those are screws used to install case fans. The others may be for drives and other hardware.
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  19. https://ibb.co/mZajTG - They say pick out the standoffs and install them on the motherboard tray so does that mean I take those standoffs out or keep them in then screw M3 screws into their heads. I'm pretty sure you just keep the standoffs where they are (they'll be below motherboard but you can see their heads through holes which M3 screws will go into), line them up with mobo and secure mobo by screwing M3 screws into their heads
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  20. Best answer
    Exactly. Standoffs get installed in the back of the case, then motherboard goes in, lining up the holes with the standoffs, and secured with the M3 screws.
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  21. SugoiSa said:
    https://ibb.co/mZajTG - They say pick out the standoffs and install them on the motherboard tray so does that mean I take those standoffs out or keep them in then screw M3 screws into their heads. I'm pretty sure you just keep the standoffs where they are (they'll be below motherboard but you can see their heads through holes which M3 screws will go into), line them up with mobo and secure mobo by screwing M3 screws into their heads

    Exactly correct!
    Do not remove the installed standoffs
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