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Possible dead mobo/CPU

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I used the ones that come with the case, and my graphics card is a perfect fit. If I'd put taller standoffs in, I don't think I'd be able to screw my graphics card on. I have been Google-searching about my mobo model, and it turns out I'm far from the only one that has experienced this problem with their I/O shield. Must be a manufacturing error on Asus' side. Most people just ended up with not using one at all, I as said tried modding it, but I guess I'll end up not using one as well. I suppose it's not a big deal, where I live there are no bugs really, and the only other trade off is a bit more dust getting in the case.
Have you tried to see if Asus will send you a new I/O shield? Maybe the next one will fit better. Couldn't hurt right?
 
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So, finally had time to put the rig back in the case. Put washers between the mobo and the screws, didn't install the I/O shield, and it works just fine now. So I'm pretty sure it was the I/O shield that caused this. Luckily it's not too big of a deal to run the rig without one. Thanks to everyone for their input, I'm a bit of a newbie, so couldn't of solved this without your guys' help.
Have you tried to see if Asus will send you a new I/O shield? Maybe the next one will fit better. Couldn't hurt right?
They won't send me a new one, because I didn't file a complaint within 7 days of purchase... Which is BS, cause I bought it on the 9th of December, but the store didn't ship my stuff until like the 20th of December because of some availability hiccups. Oh well, there are pretty much no bugs where I live so it's no biggie.
 
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Glad its working now. IO shields are sometimes on eBay, however this depends on your geographic area.
 

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Glad its working now. IO shields are sometimes on eBay, however this depends on your geographic area.
You can usually find just about any IO shield you need on ebay. If there isn't one for yours today, try again in a couple days. PAtience will win you your prize!