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So I am putting my computer together and I have no clue how the motherboard is supposed to go into my case. There are 9 holes on the motherboard and about a bajillion hole in my case. Which ones do I use? Some of them are marked "A" for ATX but a lot of them have "A" next to them.
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basically, put the backplate in the case, and then align the holes on the board with the ones on the case. generally, for ESD protection, its a good idea to screw all supports to the case if possible.
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REMMEMBER TO USE THE STANDOFFS little gold/copper/bronze looking thing.
just put them in check to see if the hole and the stand off line up, with no spare stand offs on the case and continue from there
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basically, put the backplate in the case, and then align the holes on the board with the ones on the case. generally, for ESD protection, its a good idea to screw all supports to the case if possible.
Alright. Another question: the I/O plate thing that came with my motherboard is shorter than the slot that is cut on my case. What do I do? It's pretty loose.
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post #5 of 42
i use to just try putting the standoff's in different holes until i could see them through the holes of the MB
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REMMEMBER TO USE THE STANDOFFS little gold/copper/bronze looking thing.
just put them in check to see if the hole and the stand off line up, with no spare stand offs on the case and continue from there
So I screw the bronze colored things in the case and then screw a screw into the bronze thing? Or just use the bronze thing?
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post #7 of 42
Pictures would help.. Screw the risers, the bronze things, into the backplate. Then put the mobo on top, and screw the mobo into the risers.
post #8 of 42
it goes case then bronze things, then mobo, then fasten it down with the screws. remmember not to have any extra standoff in the case
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it goes case then bronze things, then mobo, then fasten it down with the screws. remmember not to have any extra standoff in the case
ah thanks.
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post #10 of 42
when ur screwin the board to the plate make sure to use the screws with the paper washers
    
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