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Epox EP-8KHA+ with Socket 462 Mainboard

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How the Case Connects Components
Here's how the case connects components internally within the computer.

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Component Description
1 Motherboard Mounting Standoffs Used to elevate the motherboard within the chassis so that it doesn't touch the metal case.
2 Expansion Card Brackets Used to secure expansion cards to the chassis.
3 Power Supply Housing Area Used to secure the power supply unit to the metal chassis.
4 3.5" Mounting Drive Bays Used to secure 3.5" hard disk drives to the chassis.
5 5.25" Mounting Drive Bays Used to secure 5.25" CD-ROM, DVD-ROM / RW drives to the chassis.
6 Case Fan Used to secure a case fan to the chassis.
7 Motherboard Tray Used to secure the motherboard to the chasis.
 
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