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Old 10-14-2008, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have never built a computer before but I am going to soon. So can someone please tell me how to install an ATX motherboard into an ATX computer case.
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Default Re: How to install a motherboard?

How to Install a Motherboard - wikiHow

DIY: Installing a Desktop PC Motherboard

Replacing the Motherboard - Illustrated How to Install a Motherboard

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/145

That should about cover it.
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Line up the holes in the motherboard with the holes in the case, screw in the metal stand offs, set the motherboard on the metal stand offs, screw screws through the motherboard into the metal standoffs. Just look at it and it should explain itself.
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Thanks, but do I just hold the motherboard over the case and look to see where the holes go?
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Default Re: How to install a motherboard?

That's one way of doing it....you'll see that the holes are spaced along the same parallel so one you get where the first screws go the others you should be able to simply guess by looking at their placement on the motherboard in relation to the first ones (usually the case).

Also, don't forget to put the I/O face plate on before you install the motherboard....a little bit harder to do it after the fact.

Lastly, check the manual that came with your motherboard installation should be covered in there as well.
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OK, thanks
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Yeah it's easy once you have all the materials in front of you


Don't forget to post pictures ;]
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I definitely will, once I'm done building it.
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