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Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 4: Installing The Mainboard In The Case
      9  Changing The I/O Shield

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Comparing I/O Shield to Motherboard I/O Connectors

The I/O shield that comes with the case doesn’t match up with the connectors on the mainboard. We can see this by comparing the I/O connectors on the mainboard to the shield. Just hold the mainboard up to the shield or place it inside the case so the connectors face the I/O shield to see if the mainboard matches the existing I/O shield. If the mainboard comes with its own I/O shield, we can hold up the I/O shield that comes with the mainboard and compare it to the one that comes with the case (Figure 56).


Figure 56: Comparing I/O shields

 


Our mainboard has built-in networking, and there is an RJ-45 network connection directly to the mainboard. The I/O shield that comes with the mainboard allows for this connection, while the standard one that comes with the case doesn’t. So, we need to replace the I/O shield.


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