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Wierd Parts that was shipped with case, what are these?

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January 9, 2008 12:29:37 AM

Hi all,

NOOB WARNING: I'll be asking a question that is too noobish, forgive me for that. I just want to what these are:

I just bought a COOLER MASTER Elite

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and I checked the parts that came with it.

Along with the screws, standoffs, manual, etc .. there came two (2) unidentified objects.

One looks like a metal donut:



http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc28/keplenk/IMG_169...


the other one looks like a plastic with an X on it:

face up position:



http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc28/keplenk/IMG_169...

face down:



http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc28/keplenk/IMG_169...

Which I think the green paper should be peeled off and stick it somewhere.

What are these parts? Are they important?

The only use I can think of that plastic X is placing it on the metal surface where the mobo is seated. I guess, the purpose of this thing is to make clearance between the plate and the mobo.

Like this:



http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc28/keplenk/casewit...

Is that right? Or I'm totally off? If I'm correct, should that Plastic X be on dead center?

About the metal Donut .... clueless

One last thing, this case does not come with those paper-like red circles. So this means I'll screw the bolts directly to the metal standoffs right?

Thanks!









January 9, 2008 12:41:52 AM

the round thing is a ferrite magnet, it reduces electrical interference or something like that. ive never had a use for one.
January 9, 2008 12:45:01 AM

skittle said:
the round thing is a ferrite magnet, it reduces electrical interference or something like that. ive never had a use for one.


Thanks for the quick response.

Now, I know the right term for that, Ill try to research about it :) 

Thanks again
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January 9, 2008 12:57:02 AM

Suprised no one said what the plastic dohicky was for it is for sticking to things and running wire ties throught for cable management.

Thently
a c 243 ) Power supply
January 9, 2008 12:57:27 AM

The plastic piece is a zip tie mount used to help keep cables out of the way, not a motherboard spacer. You would mount it and run the zip tie thru it, then around the cables.

A little to slow.
January 9, 2008 12:59:12 AM

LOL yup least you didn't call it a dohicky.
January 9, 2008 1:01:08 AM

thently said:
Suprised no one said what the plastic dohicky was for it is for sticking to things and running wire ties throught for cable management.

Thently


Yup, someone from a different forum (where I posted this too) said it is called a ziptie mount. I just needed the term and it can be googled easily. I just don't know the exact name of these things .. Now I guess I know how it works. lol

I have another problem, since these ziptie mounts are sooo cool .. my case only came with ONE! I have to find a place to buy these stuff!



Thanks again.
a c 243 ) Power supply
January 9, 2008 1:02:05 AM

Home Depot
January 9, 2008 1:31:18 AM

THanks for your replies ..

ctbaars: Do you know a proper way to install thise ferrites? I can't see any pictures in google :(  Should I put all of those audio cables in the hole?
January 9, 2008 1:33:15 AM

You loop the cables through the ferrite a few times. You should also call them back and ask for a farraday cage.
January 9, 2008 1:45:29 AM

Thanks for your reply. The only problem is my F_panel audio cables has a rubber coat already (made by Coolermaster) ... Can I just use this in F_panel USB OR the power/reset/speaker/etc cables that are scattered?

EDIT: F_panel USB also has a rubber coat with it already

THanks
January 9, 2008 1:48:02 AM

delluser1 said:
Home Depot


THanks! Ill go check on that :D 
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