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Shoudl I go ahead and install the HSF before I install the mobo in the case or wait till I get it in the case then install the HSF. probably does not matter, but one way has to be easier....

oh yea, no more pics unless I can find batteries for this dumb camera...



Ah, nevermond, i see how the HS installs, looks like i will have to put it in the case first so the HS legs can "sbap" thru the holes....
NO!

Put the HSF on BEFORE you put the mobo in the case... the mobo came in a static bag, and under it was a pad of foam, right? Put the pad of foam on the table, put the static bag on top of the foam, put the mobo on that. If you mess up with too much pressure once the mobo is mounted, it is possible that you could stress and crack the mobo. Cracked motherboard = bad.

The foam gives you plenty of cushion to snap those legs in.
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Been a couple people to reccomend that, but as of right now its too late. I am building this thing now. I was told the 485 would be suffice as long as i was not going SLI. But we will find out soon enough..

That PSU is perfectly fine for that build. Don't worry. If it is defective, then worry! If it functions as designed you are set to go.
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OK, glad I saw yur post Chaos. Was actually laying the copper screw mounts in the case wand was getting rdy to install mobo. WIll do HS first.

Another question though. I have probably a total of 13 copper screws. Not sure if i am supposed to use ALL of them. If so i dont see where i can use that many. Main question though it that 2 of these have a little lip on top of them. I attached two pics to show it. One has it one does not. WHere do these two special ones go? The directions with the mobo and case are almost worthless for installation.

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One is more like a placeholder kinda thing... it doesn't have threads on the top side, right? (tough to see from pic). You can use that to align the board in the case, then use the others to fasten, by screwing in screws from the top, to secure the motherboard.

You only have to use the ones that line up for your particular motherboard. Keep in mind there are different form factors for motherboards, thats why there are a lot of screw holes that you wont' have to use.

If you hold the mobo over the case, you can kinda judge which ones you'll need.

DO NOT use more than you need. Having a copper mounting post scratching at the underside of your motherboard is bad. Use only the ones that line up with the mounting holes on your particular motherboard.
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Ok, perfect on the copper screws. actually the inside of the lip do have threads but not the outside of the lip.

ANother question, I guess the HSF can go on either way. I mean the holes line up whichever way i turn it.
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I usually just pay attention to where to plug in the fan. I mount it so that it will have as little slack as possible, so it'll be neat.

Otherwise, just keep in mind it'll be "sideways" in your case, so if you have a plexi window on your case and you want to look into your pretty rig, ensure the logo on the fan is oriented the right way.

It really doesn't matter much, though.
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Ok, mono is in case now. you cant see fromt he pic but there are wires everywhere. I need to figure out where they all go, haha.
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Only 2 you really need to watch for are the power supply feeds for your video card (it might have one [or 2?] 4-prong squarish connectors, black), and the 20 + 4 connector for the mobo. Be sure to use the +4 part too.
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Ok, mono is in case now. you cant see fromt he pic but there are wires everywhere. I need to figure out where they all go, haha.

Oh, I think you meant the case connectors. Yeah, HDD activity LED, power LED, reset, power, speaker. If you don't care, you can actually make do with just one connector - the power button connector. It doesn't have any orientation (it is a momentary switch, just like the reset button), so you don't have to worry about the + and - posts. You also don't need to worry about orientation on the speaker connector, if you decide to use it.

The others, the LED ones, DO matter which way you plug them in. Check your manual - it should tell you which post, or pin, is positive and which is ground/negative.

If you plug them in the wrong way, everything will be backwards (the HDD light will be on all the time and blink off only during HDD access, etc.).

Obviously that stuff isn't too important for the functioning of your rig, but its up to you.

DO actually be careful, however, you could potentially damage your mobo if you mistakenly connect two positive pins (I speak from experience with that!).
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