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Upgrading Hp Compaq 8100 Elite sff

so, I am really messed up around here, i want to put my motherboard from this computer into a different case, This case comes with a PSU and supports ATX and Micro ATX motherboards, but, the motherboard doesn't have that metal plate, its physically part of the case, would i have to cut this out? or, would it work without it?

(If you ask why am i getting a new case and things, im wanting to put a MSI geforce Gt 640 1gb in it, But it wont fit in the current case...)

Please help, I dont need my brain going into fail safe mode.... :D
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  1. metal plate isnt important :) ppl usually leave it open to allow more airflow :)
  2. AMD Radeon said:
    metal plate isnt important :) ppl usually leave it open to allow more airflow :)



    Doesnt it protect it from ESD?
  3. Best answer
    are you talking about metalplate/backpanel

    it has nothing to do with ESD :)

    or something else?
  4. Yes im talking about the Backplate that goes over the back part of the motherboard... Thankyou!
  5. Best answer selected by Xyloriuphon.
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