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Perhaps a very easy question... Why is my motherboard too low?

This is a little difficult to put into words, but let me try.  I have a motherboard,  ASUS P8P67 LE R3 1155 ATX,  that we put into an Antec 900 Case.  After placing the standoff screws, mounting the motherboard, adding the memory, power supply, hard drives, optical drives....  I went to put the sound card in, and...

The sound card cannot be fully seated into the motherboard.  The metal plate on the sound card, which has its various ports in a vertical line, which sticks out the back of the computer, and gets screwed into one of the available slots...  is holding the card up... preventing it from being pressed into its PCI slot.  Does that make sense?

The sound card's gold contacts need to be fully pressed into the PCI slot, so that the card is connected.  But unfortunately, the motherboard appears to be sitting lower in the case, than it should be.  Why is this happening?  and what can I do to fix it?

I would love to attach a picture of this problem, but I cant get the camera in position to be able to take a shot which could actually show this.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Check what phungus said about the slot, often it can be hard to fit the pointy metal part of the card into it.

If all else fails, you can file the metal down or shear it, just be certain to use anti-static tools so you don't expose your card to bad electrical currents
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If the backplate is actually hitting the board, try using a pair of pliers to bend the bottom edge of it towards the back slightly more, so it fits between the board and the front of the back expansion board openings. If the board is tight against those openings, loosen all its screws, and use a flat blade screwdriver or a kitchen knife blade wedged between the board and the openings to hold it away, then retighten the motherboard screws in the standoffs.
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys and gals.  I should have an opportunity to look at the board tomorrow evening and I will let you know how it turns out.

Edit:  It is off by about 3/16 to 1/4 of an inch.
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fourthdownmage  - what was the problem - or solution?

may we know?