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Fitting the Motherboard

Next comes the motherboard. Don't follow the order in the instructions provided - your CD (or DVD) will only get in the way.

Another action shot. I was a bit trigger happy with the digital camera.

Now it's time to put in the CD.

The DIMM I used for this review was 34mm high. Any taller and they would have been touching the base of the CDR I just put in. The motherboard power cable attaches here too, so this corner is slightly cramped.

A picture from the side, showing the Hard Drive, CD and PSU.

To aid airflow, round IDE cables would have been better. I didn't have any. You'll need an extra IDE cable to use a hard drive and a CD together - the standard VIA one isn't long enough to attach them both on a single IDE bus. Not that you'd want to do that anyway. Notice in the above picture I've removed the 3.5" drive cage...

...here's why. I would have needed flexible tentacles for fingers to attach the IDE cable leading to the hard drive otherwise.

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