The ebay shield doesnt match up to the connections on your motherboard...so it will not work.
if it helps, up until my current mobo, i didn't use a shield and they worked fine...
lol I am lazy, first setup was my first build...and didnt realize i had to put it in before i put the mobo in the case, but i had everything already hooked up and didnt feel like doing it agian...and since i also have a poor memory...repeated the process multiple times...till this build where i actually remembered....
that shouldn't be a problem. I'm thinking all the ports are grounded through the wiring. But I guess there is always the .0000001 chance of frying something by plugging it in...... don't worry about it.
I was thinking, tape might not be the best thing 'cause it will collect dust, but you could easily make one out of thin cardboard or plastic ---- basically whatever you feel comfortable cutting
bc4 i was thinking of the same thing to make a cutout of a cardboard. but i can always cover the sticky park to the tape to ensure it wont collect dust. but anyways i do appreciate all ur help
now i can peacefully assemble my new pc.
thx alot again
the i/o shield only grounds if you don't take off the little metal tabs that touch the ports. i accidentally took all those off so not only is the motherboard not being grounded by that plate, but it's only being held up by the ports on the motherboard. but you should have zero problems without a plate. it's there more for aesthetic reasons than anything else. mostly to fill the hole that's left in the back of the case.
I buy a lot 2nd user MB , and they always seem to arrive no sheild . so i get aluminium tape , commomely sold for air con , and air duct pipe sealing , i place tape out side and inside , main case then cut out for ports , with modeling knife , very sharpe ! take care ,so the tape is strong , and anti static as its metal , if you turn over one corner so its silver touch case , its grounded .