I bought this Xigmatek HDT-D1284 with the intention of getting the optional mounting kit but unfortunately that's been discontinued (I did find one store in Poland that had it in stock but when my friend ordered it for me, it turned out the website was just out of date), so I'll just have to use the included AM3 clip, which secures to the standard bracket.
So I was just finally getting round to fitting the motherboard, etc in my case and noticed that my Asrock 880GMH-U3S3
has the mounting brackets secured with pushpins. I recalled I had some bolt-on/screw on brackets somewhere, so dug through my stuff and found my Biostar TA790GXBE
uses screws and a backplate but has the large single bracket that surrounds the CPU socket, compared to the Asrocks two pieces that only go on two sides. I understand the two pieces is meant to be slightly better for cooling (and perhaps is better for clearance with large heatsinks as well). I then found my MSI 990FX-GD80
brackets, which are two individual pieces like the Asrock along with a backplate , although I can't find the screws for them right now (the TRUE rev.c I'm using on the MSI board has it's own bolts so I'm not using them on there, so they must be around somewhere).
So what I was thinking of doing is taking the screws from the Biostar board and using the MSI brackets and backplate (or the Asrock brackets and MSI backplate with the Biostar screws assuming they fit together, which I guess they should). I'll have to either use the pushpins from the Asrock brackets or wait until I find/buy some screws to reattach the bracket to the Biostar board but I'm not planning on using that anytime soon, so that's not a problem.
It's only because I've got to ship this PC to my brother that I want to make sure it's mounted as securely as possible but before I go ahead, I wanted to ask whether you think it's worth it or if swapping the pushpins for screws/bolts and a backplate isn't really going to help much?