Installing a motherboard into a case is part science and part art. It's science in that a motherboard must match the form factor and proper parts need to be installed, and it's art in the subtle way installation requires a form and soft touch to ensure everything fits together properly.
is a motherboard with a CPU mounted, … there's a fan on the CPU, I've got RAM on this system. … Not only that, I've went ahead, … before I've done anything else … and I've plugged in a power supply, a keyboard, … and a monitor on this, and I just booted it up, … just to see if I could get to the system setup. … I was completely successful. … But it's really important that, in my opinion, … you should do this before you ever mount your motherboard. … In this case I now know that everything's going to work … and I hate to buckle everything down … and then suddenly find out that the system doesn't boot. … So that's Mike and that's his way he does it. … So let's go ahead and start mounting. … Now the first thing we're going to have to do … is go ahead and get our I/O plate mounted into the system. … You need to be careful with these guys. … It's flimsy metal and they're easy to break. … Also, you want to make sure the orientation is right, … because once you've got them in there, … they are extremely difficult to get out. …
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