G5 Motherboard Standoff Screw Size???

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  1. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

    Sweetfeld28

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    Guys/Gals,

    I am trying to build a hackintosh. I bought a G5 case from the U of Mich, but i didn't notice it didn't have the screws. Does anyone know what size these screws are, or where i could buy them?

    Also, i bought a Lian Li motherboard tray to use with the build. Does anyone happen to know if i have to use normal ATX standoffs if i use this tray, or after rearranging the Apple standoffs will everything line up?

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. quantum003 macrumors 6502a

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    There's really not many screws that hold up the logic board... they're small and black and seem pretty standard. I could verify in a couple of hours for you. Or do you mean the processor standoffs? I've got a bunch of those (mostly the "big hole" variety, less of the "small hole" variation) if you do need them.
     
  3. Sweetfeld28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure what i need exactly. Its just that i tried all the standard screws i have, including ATX case screws and standoffs. The Apple standoffs seem to be a finer Machine thread? I'm just not sure what size. and what length i need to find.
     
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    Photograph with circles where you are missing screws?
     
  5. Sweetfeld28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok this should give you an idea of what i need. I think i might have found some small screws that fit the Lian Li motherboard tray but not the Apple Standoffs.
     

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    Hmm yeah, those are the processor mounting standoffs all right. How many do you need? 4? PM me if you like.
     
  7. Sweetfeld28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I might have to get back with you. I order some screws from the maker of the motherboard tray. The guy i talked with told me i would need the standoffs, and the screws that fit into the standoffs, so i ended up ordering both.

    I might still need the ones for the factory standoffs, but i want to wait and see what i get first. I'll post here when i get them, if they aren't the right ones.

    thanks.
     
  8. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

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    Do you still have those screws?

    I bought an empty G5 case and I have plenty of those standoffs but without the screws.

    I spent the better part of an afternoon scouring around hardware stores and hobby shops looking for those darn little things but I could not find screws that would go all the way in those standoffs.
     

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