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All standoffs ground?

Asus motherboard has 6 mounting holes. Corsair 230t has 6 mounts on mATX board one being a stud. Is it okay to mount the board with 5 screws and the last just holding the board in place?

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yah perfectly fine. Stud makes it easier to hold the board in place while you put in remaining screws. 

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Yes, it's fine. Motherboard should still be grounded.

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The motherboard doesn't use the standoffs for ground, it uses several ground pins in the ATX 24 pin connector and grounds to the PSU which grounds to the wall.

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The motherboard doesn't use the standoffs for ground, it uses several ground pins in the ATX 24 pin connector and grounds to the PSU which grounds to the wall.

The motherboard grounds to the case still.

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The motherboard grounds to the case still.

Yes... But do you honestly think the current going to the case is significant? The 24 pin connector is where almost all the power grounds to. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to touch your case.

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Yes... But do you honestly think the current going to the case is significant? The 24 pin connector is where almost all the power grounds to. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to touch your case.

I didn't say if it was significant or not.

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