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need help installing my very first mobo

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kaitlin4599

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Jul 15, 2013
ok so i bought my very first motherboard heres the link http://www.gigabyte.us/Motherboard/GA-G31M-S2L-rev-10#ov

having never installed a mobo into a case or anything can someone point me to a good reputable guide to teach me how to install it i dont wanna boark it or short it out also i have no cpu cooler installed yet so keep that in mind will be installed into a micro atx server rack mount case that i picked up for free
 

R_Pierce

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Feb 4, 2017
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Marion, IA
its really quite simple. Remove motherboard from box, place on standoff's, put in screws, tighten screws, attach associated power connections/hard drive connections. I wouldnt put the thing in until you get a cooler. It will make mounting the cooler brackets easier with it out of the case.
 

R_Pierce

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Feb 4, 2017
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Marion, IA
No. There is no power going to the chassis. All standoffs are metal. Think of it this way, do you get an electrical shock when you touch your finger to the chassis or standoff?