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Build Your Own PC on a Budget: A DIY Guide for Hobbyists and Gamers by John Mueller

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6

Installing the Motherboard

Chapter 5 showed how to install the RAM and processor on your motherboard. Now it’s time to get the motherboard into the case. Of course, before you can just stick the motherboard into the case, you need to configure the case, which includes putting a power supply into it. This chapter helps you perform all three steps so that when you’re done, you have a setup that you can actually test. The system won’t boot yet, but it will make some beeps that will assure you things are working with the motherboard.

NOTE

Keep the motherboard in its box until you’re actually ready to start working with it. Remember to touch the plugged in power supply to remove any static from your body and then unplug the power supply before you ...

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