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Assembling & Installation Tips for PSI 992K Mid-tower ATX Case

Assembling & Installation Tips for PSI 992K Mid-tower ATX Case

Contributed by M. Wade Rewey

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Opening the Case
First remove the three screws that are located on the right side of the back panel as well as the left side. There is one screw on the left side that does not need to be removed and can be distinguished by the large hole surrounding it. For assembly of the case, it is unnecessary to remove the top panel or the screws for the top panel. When the screws are removed the panels can be removed by sliding them towards the back of the case about ½" and then pulling the panel towards the user.

Attaching the Case Feet
This is a very simple step. Insert the tabs on the top of the feet with the holes in the bottom of the case and press them in by hand. Attach them one at a time and push them until you feel them snap into the hole.

Installing Drives into the Drive Bays
The drive cages in this particular case cannot be easily removed so even though it may be awkward, it is still easier to install your drives with the cages in place. Remove the front drive panels of any CD drive bays or floppy drive bays that you will be using. Insert the drives you are using into the proper bay size and make sure the holes on the side of the drive line up with holes in the cage. For any drive that will be visible from the front, also make sure that the bezels of these drives match up aesthetically with the front panel of the case. When the drive you are installing is in the correct position, attach it to the case using screws provided. As a rule, short coarse-thread screws are used for attaching hard drives and the short, fine-thread screws are used for floppy and CD-ROM drives.

Attaching the Front Case Fan
This case comes with a front fan holder already attached to it. If you are planning on installing a case fan (not included) in this location, you first need to remove the fan holder. The easiest way to do this is to detach the front panel so you can see the tabs that need to be pushed to remove the case. Next, insert the case fan in the holder making sure the fan label is facing the front of the cage when installed so air can blow out of the case. Align the tabs on the holder and push the holder back into the case until the holder clicks into place.

Attaching the Motherboard to the Case
Because this is designated as an ATX form case we will describe the installation of a ATX motherboard. The easiest way to accomplish this is to lay the case on the right side (if looking at the case from the front) on a carpet or other soft surface. This way you can place the motherboard in the case and align the integrated connectors with the rear panel and the mounting holes with the case holes. Before inserting the motherboard into the case however, you need to screw the brass spacers that are included with the case hardware, into the mounting holes on the case. Next, place the motherboard into the case, making sure to line up the holes with the brass spacers and also make sure the integrated components line up. Now attach the motherboard to the spacers using screws provided. The provided hardware is not explained anywhere so you must look for short, coarse-thread screws that fit flush when inserted into the brass spacers (test the screws in the spacers before inserting the spacers). Place one of the fabric washers on the screw, insert into the mounting hole and tighten until snug. CAUTION: Make sure you do not over tighten the screws; doing so could damage the motherboard.

Cable Attachments
First attach the power supply cable from the power supply to the motherboard (refer to motherboard manual to correct alignment). Connect all drives to the motherboard and power supply and insert any peripheral cards into the slots on your motherboard and secure them with fine-thread screws to the holes on the case. The covers on the card slots on the rear panel on this case may look different to you. To remove them push on them from the inside of the case and they will pop out the back. Attach the hard drive and any other drives to the motherboard using the proper cables (these cables do not come with the case and are usually supplied with the motherboard or the drive itself). Refer to your motherboard manual for diagrams of the attachment points and the correct pin arrangement. There are 4 sets of wires that are attached to the front bezel of the case. These wires supply the power switch, power LED, reset button and hard drive LED. They are each labeled and your motherboard diagram will show the correct position to attachment. The internal speaker also must be attached at this time. It is important that the processor, memory, video card and at least one drive are plugged in or the power will not operate. The power supply is designed to not operate unless there is a minimum load on it. Finally attach the power supply cord, plug in and turn on. If the system does not power up, make sure that all of the components are correctly installed before assuming that the power supply is defective. 99% of the time the cause is incorrect installation.

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