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Old 07-03-2004, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am really sorry, this is my first time trying to build a computer. And I am having serious troubles. I know all the questions I will have are stupid but plz bear with me.

I am trying to install my MOBO onto the case. Now, the problem is the ports on the MOBO and the spaces on the back of the case do not match! the keyboard/mouse ports, usb, etc, don't match with the ones on MOBO. I can't fit them in. Did I get the wrong case or something?

My case: Antec Plus1080(SOHO File Server)+430w

My mobo: Asus P4P800-Dlx i865PE,800FSB Dual DDR400

Also, at the back of the case, there are those thin metals sticking out where the port should be. What are they for and what should I do with them?

Any help is appreciated, thanks!
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you're mobo should've come with a plate for the ports on it, at least my Asus mobo did.....
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Old 07-03-2004, 08:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok, I get it, I am suppose to switch the metal plate that comes with the MOBO. But how do I take it out? Do I just push it out? I don't see any screw there?
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Old 07-03-2004, 09:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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see if it will slide out, thats how mine came out, cheap case. If not, just pop it out.
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Old 07-03-2004, 10:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thx, I replaced it.

I am trying to screw in my MOBO now and I am not sure how.
There are four golden brass standoff holes on the case. According to the manual, I am suppose to screw in the brass standoffs then put the mobo on? That doesn't make sense to me. And the hole on the MOBO doesn't fit either. Should I put MOBO on the standoff holes then screw? What about all the other non standoff holes on the case?
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Old 07-03-2004, 11:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ok screw the standoffs to the case, then screw the mobo to the standoffs. Make sure you mount your heatsink before you install the mobo
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Old 07-03-2004, 11:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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CPU heatsink? I need to do that before I install MOBO? how come?
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Old 07-03-2004, 11:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What tool do you use to screw in the standoff? It looks like a circle?
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Old 07-03-2004, 11:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Its a lot easier to install the heatsink while the mobo is flat on a table, trust me I almost killed mine doing it while it was in the case. Not sure on the standoff, try different ones.
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Old 07-03-2004, 11:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I can't find anything to screw in my standoffs, can anyone help?
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