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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  Test Fitting and Installing the Mainboard

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Securing the Mainboard to the Case

Also when securing the mainboard, be sure all case wires are out of the way. Don’t allow any case wires to remain below the mainboard. And, if you drop any screws or anything else, be sure they’re removed before installing the mainboard. Any little metal parts inappropriately floating around under the mainboard could cause problems, because they could inappropriately ground the bottom of the board. Also be sure that your screwdriver is clean and has no metal shavings or grease on it from previous projects. Little metal shavings are also bad for mainboards.

Now screw the mainboard to the case (Figure 69). You’ll only need two screws. But, feel free to use more.


Figure 69: Screwing down the mainboard secures it to the case

 



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