Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by jbunch07, Sep 22, 2008.
Sleek and beautiful
Thats a nasty practice.
It was the way I got taught... from a certified MS technician at that! and I guess old habbit's die hard.
lulz at MS technician. They are one up from the Geek Squad.
Use all screws.
Lolz... I promise to fit the rest when I next open up my case
Here's a sexy close up pic I didn't think of before....Until now....
You have 3 580's???
Yes I DO doesn't everybody?
Doesn't really matter. As long as the board doesn't warp, it's fine. I only ever put screws in the 4 corners.
Not trying to get too much off topic but how do you like the high end Nvidia cards? Right now I am at a crossroads for my next build this year.. I don't know if I should be going with AMD or Nvidia. I just want to get a lot of opinions on the newer Nvidia cards to see if they are stable and decently cool.
Never occurred to you that maybe those holes are there for a reason?
I mean, OK, if you are comfortable doing so, more power to ya, but man, I like to do things the right way, as if they did not need those screws and mounting points..they'd not be there, IMHO.
The only thing that really has any weight to be concerned about are the gfx cards, and they are bolted to the chassis, thus taking most of the load off of the mobo, so the point is moot anyway. Well, maybe some cpu coolers, but I use water, so that doesn't much matter either.
There are a million things in life that are "there for a reason", but a good many of them are completely redundant.
Actually, I'd be more concerned with fan vibrations from case fans and cpu/VGA coolers, making the board rub against the standoffs, for the reasons you mentioned...
Here's a way to look at it...Your manual tells you to use all the mounting holes, and not following those directions would be doing an improper installation, maybe voiding your warranty. Take a look at the ASUS site...excessive waer on mounting holes(perhaps casued by no screw in palce, and vibrations), is grounds for RMA denial.
There's redundancy, and then there's laziness. NO offense, man, but I see not using all the supplied mounting holes as just plain lazy, as it takes me no more than 10 minutes to do a completel build..screws are about 1 minute of that install. with only using 4, you haven't even used half of the mounting holes.
And I have never had any extra wear on any mobo ever in 15 years of building my own rigs. That's just grabbing at straws. lol.
That's exactly what I call redundant.
not that i want to take sides in this discussion,or start any agressions...
but look at it that way wiley:
for what reason, do they put 5 screws on a tire with 5 screwholes, and not only 3,
just because its faster to mount?
Lug nuts bear a shitload more force than a mobo screw.
you dont have to take it literally...maybe it was not the best comparance also,so...
lets keep it to rigs.
Would you mount a GPU Fullcoverblock with only half of the integrated screws, even, if it would work nearly as good, and as normally as with all of them?
Can we agree to disagree and move on?
+1 I feel so bad for posting that photo now
Depends on how much load the screws need to bear and how reliant the design is on evenly spread force.
A mobo doesn't really need either.
Heh. I was more explaining my own perspective(and my OCD) than saying you are doing anything wrong...
Back on topic, horrible blurriness from me:
Total Awesome they look self made am I right
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