Only 4 mobo screws, will it be secure enough??

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I'm installing a build, case just came with 4 mobo standoff screws, a crapload of long screws and two other screws, one with a finer thread than the other( and both shorter than the mobo screws, cant use those on standoffs, too short too screw in). Ill be using the 4 screws at t he 4 angles of the mobo, but will that be enough, should I go get more?
the case is a Corsair Carbide 500R.
 

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only 4 yes, if I can't find any generic screws somewhere, will it be fine until i pick up a pair ?
 
I always just use whatever screws I have(hard drive screws should work on most standoffs, some need the ODD screws) you should have some kicking around(if not I am sure any computer shop should have some to spare).

The only time 4 screws is a good idea is mITX boards :)

Without proper support the board may try to warp and you don't want that.
You may want to go as far as to contact the store you ordered the case from or Corsair to see what is up with that.
 

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yes, all 9 standoffs are pre-installed, i just have 4 screws, can't find anything anywhere. What should I do? finish installing the 4 screws and wait till monday to pick up some more? let's hope not :(
EDIT: One of the other two short screws( flathead,same thread as mobo screws) works, am I fine with these or will the mobo warp with short and long screws?
 
Read the manual. It tells you whats what. The case only comes with 4 types of screws. The 4 you are talking about are the PSU screws, hence why there are four. The flat head screws with the same thread are the motherboard screws.

Now if you only got one of those that would be a problem
 

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oh god, just noticed while installing wifi module that the pins at the bottom of the motherboard got ruined, they are not straight anymore, did I screw up? should I straighten them out?
 

They can be that way. As long as they are not touching one another don't mess with it.

Picture by any chance?
 

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just finished build, is it normal for psu to do buzzing sound? fan controller and front panel 3.0 don't work also
it's an hx850 corsair. also, on the right hand side of my new screen there seems to be these white sshaped snow crystals, don't tell me thats screen bleeding?
 
Buzzing can happen, but it depends on your hardware(mostly the video card).

My HX 850 is very quiet.

Did you connect the fan controller to power and the fans to that controller? May have to re check the wires. It is just for the case fans as far as I know and not others.

Front USB 3.0 requires either a 20-pin board header or a USB 2 -> USB 3 adapter(many cases come with it 10pin[9] -> 20 pin[19]). USB 3(from the 20-pin) does not always work in the bios, bu should work once in windows with the drivers installed.
 

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the video card is a gigabyte gtx 670, my previous psu didnt buzz either, pretty loud , I can hear it over the fans. The gpu did come with a Molex to 6pin q Molex to 8pin, but I just used 2 pci-e power cables(1 6pin & 1 8pin), to avoid using another Molex to power cable.The case came with a y- split cable already connected to the front panel fans, and probably connecting with the controller. To connect the side fan, a female 3pin came together with the front panel cables. A Molex plug which I'm guessing gives power to the controller had male and female on both sides, so I attached the male to the female of the psu ( I only have female molex on psu). so the fans turn on, leds work, but they don't change speed. Haven't installed windows yet, maybe it's because of that. its pointless anyways because the 4th fan, the back exhaust, I had to connect to the mobo because there aren't enough cables for the controller! can youeven run 3 fans to controller and 1 to the mobo?
The case does come with a 3.0to 2.0 adapter, but I the thought it was to be used to convert the front panels to 2.0. I attached them to a 20 pin on the mobo. cable management is pretty confusing, at least of the first time...
 
The fan speed controller should be independent of the operating system and should work. That is strange.

Now the buzzing, I would get into windows and see if it still does it. Last time I had buzzing was a 4870 card(The 8800GTX did some too). It would buzz and the sound even got into the power supply(strange I know). I tried another power supply and the same thing happened. My 5870 never did any of that. I do not think the buzzing causes damage, it is just a result of the fast switching that computer power supplies do and how that interacts with the coils that filter the power.

If it is real bad, you may be able to try some things in windows to quiet it down if not, You may have to see if it can be RMAed.

The 20-pin on the board is fine. See if it works in Windows once you get the drivers installed. The adapter is to make the front panel USB2. that would allow it to work before windows, but yeah, it would be 2.0 only. Some boards do have USB3 ports that work in the bios and others do not.

Overall I know it can be a pain to get new hardware all setup and run into little things that do not work right or annoy you. Welcome to DIY.
 

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What if I just plug all the fans in the mobo, heard the ccarbide 500r's fan controller isn't too good anyways. I'll try using th Molex power cables that came with the gpu. It has 3 windforce fans , could be that. Oh and I did screw up my 30 day return, I'm well past that....
 
Even if past the 30 day, you normally have a warranty with the company that makes the parts. For instance, The HX850 has a 7 year warranty if I remember right.

The molex adapters will not chance the outcome(or at least should not). They are just a left over from the time when power supplies lacked the required 6 and 8 pin connectors for video cards. I am honestly surprised they still give them out.

You can connect fans to the board, You will have to look as see how they connect to the controller because the LED's must connect another way so they can be switched on and off.
 

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the led switch must be connected to the fan controller already, which in turn connects to the front fans. To connect the 3rd fan to the led im guessing it's the female 3pin. If all fails I'll try to unscrew the front panel and see what's up, or just connect everything to the mobo and be done with it. Is it okay to stack unused parts of cables in the hdd cages? air should go through anyways.
UPDATE: psu does not buzz anymore, monitor does not have screen tear, only problem that remains is this fan controller, I cannot seem to trace the right cables, leds switch on an off, but speed does not change.
 

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What if the fan controller is broken? I can't RMA it, I'll have to check with corsair.
 

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ok, fan controller actually works, checked the cables. The psu buzzing sound is pretty loud, corsair says to try the paperclip method to see if there is anything wrong. Went into the Bios and my temps are CPU:80F/27C MB:25C/77F cpu fan speed: 1200RPM back exhaust fan jumps from 890RPM to 1700RPM when I switch the fans to low, is that normal? When installing windows the computer restarted, then turn off while booting, twice. Is something wrong? Also I did not plug in a speaker, mobo didn't come with one, do you buy those separately?
 
It seems like the switch is backwards or something if a switch to low makes fans go faster. Better then no control I guess.

When windows restarted, did you get any blue screen message?

The paperclip(powered off and unplugged then paper clip in ATX connector from GREEN to any BLACK. then plug in the power supply and it should run, but with nothing connected you will just get the fan to turn.) way to start a power supply while it works, places no load on it at all(making it a poor test). Some power supplies will not even run right at no load.