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Old July 3, 2009, 08:08 PM
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Alright cool. Hopefully I'll be able to install the fan. . .
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Old July 4, 2009, 07:05 PM
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Guys, I have a question. According to this video:
YouTube - Tiger How To: Install a Motherboard

I HAVE to use a orange screwdriver. Why is that? I just have a regular star head screwdriver. . . would that work?
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Old July 4, 2009, 07:35 PM
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Yes you dont need to use any sort of special screw driver to install a motherboard, the screws are all standard.
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Old July 4, 2009, 08:23 PM
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Prefit you Mobo first and ensure all screws lign up to stand-offs accordingly...then..:
1. Remove from Case and install CPU / HSF
2. Install RAM
3, Install GPU and plug in HDD
4. Plug in PSU cables and Case Power / Reset/ HD LEd etc

Boot up and ensure all is operating correctly
Then install into your Case....cable management etc

5. Install OS / Drivers

Done

Now benchmarks !!!
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Old July 5, 2009, 12:07 AM
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I usually just install it into my case before testing, without a decent open test bed I dont really like having the motherboard just laying on anything ;)
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Old July 5, 2009, 09:42 AM
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I usually just install it into my case before testing, without a decent open test bed I dont really like having the motherboard just laying on anything ;)
The box it came in is just fine.
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Old July 10, 2009, 10:51 PM
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Holy hell, installing the push pins is impossible. . . any advice?

I'm ready to commit suicide.
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Old July 11, 2009, 07:13 AM
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Nevermind, I finally got it on.

Quick question though, what does the arrow mean on the front panel connectors? Does it signify pin 1?
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in benchmarks, the e8400 is faster than the entry-level quads(6600, 8200) and save yourself on the wristwrap, build the system on a room with wood flooring, and no carpet
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