STAND-OFFS & SCREWS
DEPENDING ON YOUR CHASSIS, you might need to install the stand-offs yourself. These are tiny screws with a thread on the top that give your motherboard a raised platform to stand on. In our case, Cooler Master includes these inside the screw bag, with a neat Phillips head stand-off screw installer. Look at the chassis, and note the “M” on the pre-drilled threads in the case. This is where you need to install the stand-offs for your microATX motherboard. Check where the stand-offs are going against the screw holes on your motherboard. You may find some aren’t on the motherboard, or the motherboard doesn’t cover all the stand-offs—this is fine. Once you’ve got the stand-offs in, place the motherboard on top of them, wedge it up against the rear I/O plate, and screw it into place.