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Install Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo in Thermaltake Element V chassis.

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Hi....this is my first build!!!!...........Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo in Thermaltake Element V chassis.
I have installed the i/o back plate, but when I mount the mobo to the chassis, it doesn't line up with the i/o plate.
When I line up the mobo to the i/o plate, there is a gap of 1.5cm between the mobo & the mobo mounting tray which makes the board sit at an angle.
Also I would need much longer mounting screws to secure the board.
Question:_ should this board sit at an angle when properly mounted or am I missing something.

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Re: Install Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo in Thermaltake Element V chassis.
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 04:10:33 am »
Can you post a photo or two?
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Re: Install Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo in Thermaltake Element V chassis.
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010, 05:15:07 am »
Hi.....thanks very much for your prompt reply.
image p6300010 is the mobo in position ready to secure.....note the i/o back plate (mis)alignment in image 05
When I align the i/o connectors to the i/o plate, it lifts the mobo 1½cms off the mobo tray at the left of image 10, while the right of the image shows the mobo flat on the mounting tray. I am assuming that I need to lift the right side of the mobo 1½cm so it sits level....if this is the case, what should I use to level it.
I have searched every inch of Gigabyte & Thermaltake websites & forums, but can find no other reference to this problem
thanks for the info

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Re: Install Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo in Thermaltake Element V chassis.
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2010, 05:39:06 am »
now i know that this is probably a stupid newbie question, but when I presented this problem to Gigabyte via the tech help tab, the reply was that I should take the mobo mounting tray out of the chassis & (I quote) try to bend or warp it.

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Re: Install Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo in Thermaltake Element V chassis.
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2010, 11:30:41 am »
The problem is obvious. ;D You haven't installed the motherboard standoffs first. These are the little posts that keep the motherboard from touching the backplate. Nice easy fix.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2010, 11:31:51 am by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

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Re: Install Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo in Thermaltake Element V chassis.
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010, 12:22:41 am »
Hi......Thanks very much for the info......I assumed it would be something along the lines of your answer, just hadn't come across this before.
For those off you that are going to experience this problem, know that neither Thermaltake nor Gigabyte provide these standoffs in the box.
as I said, 'a stupid newbie question' ...........probably the first of many :-[)
 .Kind regards & many thanks to Dark Mantis & Venganza.

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Re: Install Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo in Thermaltake Element V chassis.
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2010, 03:04:34 am »
Hi.....a quick footnote to this thread.......I e-mailed Thermaltake looking for the standoffs.....they have redeemed the ommision of the parts by offering to send them to me.....free of charge.
This is the build:-
Case
Thermaltake Element V - Full Tower Case(its huge) in Black Steel with 5 Fans and Fan Speed/LED Colour Control (CASE-VL20001W2Z) Liquid cooling ready.
Case Fan
1 x Thermaltake 20cm Blue LED Case Fan (CFAN-AF0046) optional so I optioned it.
PSU
Corsair HX-1000W Power Supply CMPSU-1000HXAU  Modular PSU
MOBO
Gigabyte EX58A-UD3R (rev:1) USB 3.0 SATA3 Mother Board   Intel X58 Chipset Socket 1366  Supports 3 way SLI. HD audio Realtek ALC888 7.1-channel
CPU
Intel core i7 930 (2.80Ghz, 8MB Cache) with Corsair HX50 liquid cooling.
RAM
Kingston 12GB DDR3 1333MHZ PC-10600 Memory for X58 (KVR1333D3N9K2/4G)
GPU
Gigabyte NvidiaGTX470 GDDR5 1280MB DirectX 11, CUDA, and NVIDIA PhysX technologies.
HDD 1
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD800AAJS   
HDD 2
Western Digital GREEN 2TB SATA-3Gb 64Mb WD20EARS 3.5" 
DVDRW 1
Samsung SH-B083A-RSBP BLU-RAY COMBO
DVDRW 2
Asus DRW-24B1LT 24x SATA DVD Writer with LightScribe.
OS
WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE  64 bit(X64)

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Re: Install Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo in Thermaltake Element V chassis.
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2010, 07:22:23 am »
Congrats on getting it sorted, they should have included them in the case accessories. All in all a good setup when you have completed the build. If youn run into any more problems just come back and post them here.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

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Re: Install Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo in Thermaltake Element V chassis.
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2010, 08:57:03 pm »
yep its an ok case the element v and im glad you mananged to sort it out. If you happen to loose any thermaltake stuff, i have FOUR EX review cases here with some spares just in case buddy

review link to this case

http://www.overclockerstech.com/thermaltake-vl20001w2z-element-review-2/
« Last Edit: July 09, 2010, 09:02:10 pm by gilgamesh »
www.overclockerstech.com , for the best in PC water cooling and hardware news

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Re: Install Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo in Thermaltake Element V chassis.
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2010, 09:46:32 pm »
Don't suppose you have a spare Mountain Mods Duality lying around...... ;)
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

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Re: Install Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo in Thermaltake Element V chassis.
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2010, 10:18:38 pm »
Don't suppose you have a spare Mountain Mods Duality lying around...... ;)


hahahha I do mate:P
www.overclockerstech.com , for the best in PC water cooling and hardware news

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Re: Install Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo in Thermaltake Element V chassis.
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2010, 10:32:53 pm »
Don't suppose you have a spare Mountain Mods Duality lying around...... ;)


hahahha I do mate:P
That's the problem, I don't buddy :'(
They are one mean case though. The only thing is I don't know where I would put it, but I'm sure I would make it fit somewhere if I had one! Even if i had to use the chainsaw on the desk :o
« Last Edit: July 10, 2010, 10:33:41 pm by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

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Re: Install Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo in Thermaltake Element V chassis.
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2010, 11:31:50 pm »
yeah im selling mine for 300 INCLUDING 2x 120.3 rads (unused) and all the extras that mm make you pay extra for

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Re: Install Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo in Thermaltake Element V chassis.
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2010, 09:40:32 am »
mmm, tempting! Is divorce worth it though?
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

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Re: Install Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo in Thermaltake Element V chassis.
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2010, 10:15:44 am »
mmm, tempting! Is divorce worth it though?

Well from what I heard your wife says yes!
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

 

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