- 45 months ago
Is it necessary? It's my first time putting together a computer, and I didn't put the backplate on first, so my motherboard is in, CPU and RAM are in. A standoff is stuck and I lack the tool to remove it :\ so now I really need to know if it would be okay without the backplate for the CPU cooler? It's supposedly for support, but the cooler will be hanging. I mean the motherboard is only flat when you put it together, and when the tower is standing up-right, the motherboard will be sideways.