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    HARDWARE DIY By Will Fastie I didn’t realize assembling a PC could be so dangerous. Like other folks who put together PCs, I usually call them “builds
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      RTMM; Read The Motherboard Manual prior to doing anything, and ensure static is kept to a minimum by grounding prior to handling hardware.
      Watch out for cheap PC cases that are not worth the cuts and grazes.

      Win8.1/R2 Hybrid lives on..
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      Watch out for cheap PC cases that are not worth the cuts and grazes.

      One of the bad parts about buying things online is that you can’t really see them for what they are. From photos, I noticed that the be quiet! case did not have grommets or other protections around the various holes in the metal, so I assumed those holes were simply punched through. But the reality is that every hole through which cables might be run is bent, resulting in very smooth edges.

      I didn’t get cut from the case. The motherboard, on the other hand …

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      Oops, forgot to log in to Askwoody+ so I’ll try again: It doesn’t appear the ASUS Prime Z590-V motherboard comes with the TPM 2.0 module (but has a 14-pin header for it). Which one did you get? Your system parts list didn’t include one.

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      Which one did you get?

      TPM is built into the Intel Z590 chipset, in firmware. See Update: Where does TPM live? in AskWoody Plus 2021-07-26).

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        Thanks for the info where TPM lives. I’m building a new PC that’s somewhat similar to yours. I opted for the Core I7 CPU and a larger case that has two spots for blu-ray drives. I’m using the same motherboard (ASUS Prime Z590-V) as your build. My current PC is using a third gen I7 that I built in 2012 using an ASUS P9X79 Pro motherboard. Thank you for your insights, advice and comments. They are very helpful.

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      Thank you for your insights, advice and comments.

      Keep us posted about how your build goes. I’m sure your insights will be helpful to many.

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