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Re: [vox-tech] Mobo Question
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Re: [vox-tech] Mobo Question

The last set of ATX systems I built used screws to
secure to MB to the case. This was bout in tower cases
as well as a couple of rack cases. Gone are the days
of nylon standoffs that slide into slots.

Also, the power light, power switch, and speaker
cables connect to the MB. A good case will have these
marked. A new case and MB should also have docs to
point out where all this stuff goes.

Marc Hasbrouck
Old hardware tech

--- Gage_006 <fan49@softcom.net> wrote:
> In the looks department i was talking about so when
> i see it, i'd know what
> it was *shrugs*  now how do mobo's connect to the
> case?  is it screws,
> soldering or what?
> -Gage
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
> To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
> Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 10:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Mobo Question
> > begin: Gage_006 <fan49@softcom.net> quote
> > > well the only thing i don't know is what the
> different cases look like
> and
> > > what mobo's can fit into em and stuff like that.
> >
> > don't worry about the looks.  that's the last
> thing to worry about.
> > recall the millenium falcon.  "she doesn't look
> like much, but she's got
> it
> > where it counts".  i was able to hijack every
> phone switch in western
> florida
> > with an apple ][+ that was painted in holstein
> black and white and had a
> > bunch of holes drilled in the side because i kept
> guessing the length of
> > cable for the NMI card wrong.  that was waaaay
> before there was ever a
> > company called gateway.  :)
> >
> > there are 3 form factors, but you'll probably see
> only one of them.  get
> an
> > "ATX mobo" and an "ATX case" and you'll be fine. 
> some modern ATX mobos
> are
> > wide, so they might be tight in a small case, but
> should still fit with a
> > little coaxing.
> >
> > one last thing you'll want to look at is power
> requirements.  if you go
> with
> > AMD, get an AMD rated power supply (often comes
> with a case).  don't get
> > anything less than 300W.  i have an 400W enhance
> electronics power supply,
> > and never regretted the 40 bucks i paid for it.
> >
> > > I really want to build my
> > > own computer and the only thing i don't know
> already is mobo and cases.
> > > This would just be to have a computer in my room
> again (the last one
> decided
> > > to die on me...stupid ibm aptivas)
> >
> > i have a suspicion it's more complicated than
> you're thinking, but keep
> > asking questions -- i'll try to answer as best as
> i can.  it's a topic
> with
> > ALOT of terminology, ALOT of TLA's and ALOT of
> minor details.  without
> people
> > like foo lim henry house and chris lupo, i
> would've been completely lost
> when
> > i did my AMD research.
> >
> > pete
> >

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