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Ok guys, this may sound like a silly question but i have never done this before lol, so i dont want to get a nasty shock when i touch my PC .

Just installed a Tagen 1100 watt psu and it has a black cabel that tells me in the manual to "connect the ground wire to the motherboard".

Do i HAVE to attach this to my motherboard or can i use a metal part of the inner chassis of the case? If i do need to put this on the motherboard, then where should i attach it.

Need aquick response as this is all i am waiting on to finish the installation.

many thanks guys
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Hmm, I've never had to do this on any of my rigs, and I use several different PSU's. I always thought that the ground was already in the power wires. The 4 or 8 pin, or the 20 or 24 pin power cables.
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Here's an old thread with the same question and a good answer: http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...es-ground.html
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ah excellent, many thanks shinkji2k.
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Jon gets all the credit, I'm just the middle man.
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