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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

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Test Fitting and Installing the Mainboard

Now that you have the new I/O shield installed, we can test fit the mainboard (Figure 63 and Figure 64). Turn the case on its side so that the mainboard can easily be placed in its location. You’ll know where the mainboard should sit because the I/O connectors from the mainboard will need to line up with the I/O shield. There are usually several standoffs already placed inside the case on which the mainboard will sit.


Figure 63: Fitting the mainboard

Place the case on its side. Push all power connectors and wires out of the way before placing the mainboard. Our initial goal is to learn where we want to place standoffs which will support the board.

 



Figure 64: Placing the mainboard in the case

Handle the mainboard by the edges.

 


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