Picking your parts Step one is to pile up the other components. Case The biggest part of the PC is the box the other bits live in. The back of ATX and microATX cases has a standard rectangular hole where you can install a plate with cutouts that match the connectors on your motherboard. The on-board hardware may be something outlandish which comes with poor drivers, or it may be close to but not quite the same as the stand-alone card version of the same thing. This is easy to do, as long as you know that the CPU can stand a lot of pressure from its cooling hardware, so it’s OK to apply a solid push to the clip to make it latch onto the catches on either side of the socket.

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Once you’ve got your tools and know what each screw type is for, it’s time to open some boxes and prepare your motherboard. The ATX motherboard power connector can only plug in one way, and is all one piece. Very great service and great people to work with.

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You’re also going to need a keyboard, mouse and set of speakers. There’s a red-striped wire on one edge of every ribbon cable; it denotes the side that should be connected to Pin 1 on each cs810e and motherboard socket. These weeny little blighters attach to an equally fiddly header block on the motherboard, typically with cryptic labelling.

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Just snug them down so they can’t be undone with your fingers, and that’s good enough. Use a bargain basement infel card and uadio may end up paying about the same money, but you’ll end up with a computer that’s no good for 3D games at all. Just don’t believe the hype. This makes it impossible to plug the connector in the wrong way around even if it doesn’t have the slot-key protrusion, but cables with the blocked pin can’t be plugged in at all if a socket doesn’t have the corresponding missing pin.


See my review here. This is the way around you were supposed qudio connect them, with the black wires in the middle. I put the capacity figure in quote marks, because no hard drive actually has as much space as its specifications seem to imply. If you don’t already have a monitor kicking around, the only choice for a true budget computer is a 15 inch screen.

Intel CA810e socket 370 mATX PC motherboard main system board – S370 Pentium III PIII P3 810E

Plug in keyboard, monitor and power and fire it up, and you should get a BIOS screen, which on recent Intel boards is a show-off piece:. Whether you get the el cheapo versions of all of these or go for a battleship IBM ‘boardglowing Microsoft poseur-mouse and bassy three-box speaker system is up to you.

Inteo the lever back down until it clips in place, and your CPU is mounted. Prolonged fairly gentle wiggling should do the job. Intel may terminate this Agreement at any time if you violate its terms.

At a minimum such license shall safeguard Intel’s ownership rights to the Software. You can use these washers if you like, or not; it makes little difference to the security of the motherboard, and none to the motherboard earthing.

Building a basic PC with Intel’s CA810E motherboard

The end with the two close-spaced connectors is for the drives; the other end is for the motherboard. Like most desktop cases, the D is very easy to open.


It’s no good for fancy positional intrl or studio MIDI work, but for this purpose it’s perfect. It’s important to remember to inteo in the processor fan cable to the connector provided, next to the RAM sockets. You may not export the Software in violation of applicable export laws and regulations. Swing up the lever beside the socket, and just drop the CPU into place.

Cheaper versions of these screws have rounded shoulders on the hex head that stop you from getting a proper grip, but most of them work well.

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With unkeyed connectors, you have to remember that when the key-slot ca810ee at the top, Pin 1 is to the left. You’re not likely to be able to find RAM that slow in the shops at the moment, though; PC is the slowest on the shelves. I do not accept the terms in the license agreement. It only fits in one orientation. RAM and processor installation It’s easiest to install memory modules and the CPU when the motherboard’s still out of the case.

And if you want to upgrade, look out; all-in-one boards are famous for not letting you disable their built-in gear properly, and for not even having the expandability that comes with normal motherboards.