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You have to know how to open a computer case before you can build your own computer

By Robert B.

Although it is relatively simple to open a computer case, if you've never had the need to, then you probably don't know how. If you're don't have a computer case yet, check out my tutorial on choosing computer cases.

Or you can search online for some good deals on computer cases. Although no computer case is like another, here is a relatively simple and universal way to open a computer case.

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  • If your computer has hardware installed, be sure to disconnect the power cable.

  • Locate the screws on the rear of the computer (mine are labeled A), there should be a couple on the top and a couple on each side. Remove them.

  • Now to open a computer case, you need to pull up and towards the front of the computer. It should come off easily. If your computer case is not coming of, look for any screws that you might have missed and remove them.

  • Replacing the computer case is just the opposite of when you open a computer case.

Although this process of opening your computer case is relatively simple, if you tweak your computer often it becomes a time consuming chore. That is why I decided to purchase a computer case with a removable clear side. If you're interested in this style of computer case, then search online to buy one.

I can see all of my computer's components and I can remove just that side of my computer to give me room to work on my PC. This also makes it easier to clean your computer with a can of pressurized air more often.

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