How to Build Your Own
(Slot A Processor)
Part 2 - Setup the Chassis
Last updated: 5/10/00
Also see How to Build a Computer
with a Socket A Athlon or Duron Processor
we unbox and setup the chassis.
3. Place the boxed computer case on the floor with
the top up.
4. Slit the tape on the top of the box and along
the sides of the top with a knife or razor and open the top.
5. Tip the box over so the open top of the box is
on the floor and the top flaps are spread-out away from the box..
6. Carefully pull the box up and off the case.
7. Carefully roll the case over so the bottom of
the case is up.
8. Remove the styrofoam packing from the bottom of
the case and put it in the empty box.
9. Peal the plastic packing away from the bottom
of the case.
10. Turn the case over on its bottom and remove the
remaining styrofoam packing and plastic-wrap and place them in the case box
and set the box aside.
11. Set the case on the workbench with the bottom
on the bench and the back of the case facing forward.
the two screws at the back of each side cover and place them in a bowl so
you won't loose them. Grasp the indentation on one of the sides with
your fingers, put your thumb on the back of the case, apply pressure and
pull backwards firmly, and then swing the side cover off from the top and
bottom. Remove the other side and put both sides where you won't trip
over them or back into them.
13. Remove the power cord and box of hardware from
the inside of the case. Remove the hardware from the bag in the box
and put it in a bowl.
14. Lay the case on it's side, with front towards
the back of the bench and the bottom to the right.
I put a piece of foam rubber packing under the right
side of the top of the case to prevent it from being scratched.
one of the chassis fans inside of the case just below (to the left of) the
power supply with the four plastic screws provided with the fan. The
label on the fan should be towards the rear of the case and fan power cable
should be at the bottom of the fan.
remove the remaining DB-9 knock-out on the I/O panel as indicated to the
right. Leave the other knock-outs in place for this motherboard.
17. Rotate the case 180° so the it is still on its
right side and the front of the case is facing forward.
down on the plastic expansion card guide/fan enclosure to release the two
plastic prongs securing the top to the chassis, swing it inward, and wiggle
upward to release the prongs at the bottom of the enclosure. Lay the
enclosure on the bench and snap the second chassis fan into it as shown. The
label on the fan faces downward and, when installed, to the rear of the chassis. Thread
the fan wire through the slit as shown. Reinstall the unit by engaging
the bottom prongs first, swinging forward, and snapping the top prongs into place. Further
secure the top of the unit to the chassis with a single 6# - 32*6L screw
(I call them "chassis screws").
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