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Running desktop without rear I/O panel shield

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June 16, 2010 1:27:23 AM


I currently have an Intel DH57JG installed to an Antec ISK 310-150 case. The rear I/O panel shield was a pain to install and I ended up letting it go and installing the motherbaord without it.

Will running the computer without the shield have any long term impact. Will I have possible mobo issue due to it?

Thank you

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June 16, 2010 1:30:11 AM

Not really sure. This is one of those polarizing topics among people who care about such things. I've always used them, and some swear that they ground the components or some such. Others don't use it, and have never had a problem.
June 16, 2010 2:24:46 AM

I would not say that it's the most important thing, but if you install it correctly, it definitely does have grounding properties. I would just be careful to discharge anything you plug in there, but again, it's not that high of a priority. I really wouldn't worry, but just realize there is a very small risk due to improper grounding.