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    Question What is the rle of the I/O backplate?

    Apart from avoiding the dust getting into the case, does it have another utility? sorry if it sounds like a dumb question

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    Provides additional rigity for the case, stops someone putting a screw driver into the back of your computer and into the motherboard etc.

    Its just a good idea to use it. Plus using it to keep the unit sealed can actually improve air flow rather than reduce it.

    Hope that answers your question
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    It also reduces ESD problems, same as leaving on/covering your spare back plates for IDE slots...

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    Thanks for the anwsers. I was worried because I just received a B-grade Gigabyte 7n400 pro2 that came without it. And suddenly I realized that I didn't know for sure what is it for really. Now I need to look for alternatives, some sealing tape I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furton
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    Electrostatic Discharge.

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    don't you mean EMF

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennydad
    don't you mean EMF
    EMF? Err, no, ESD...

    Ain't there a band called EMF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennydad
    don't you mean EMF
    electromotive force? whaat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byatt
    electromotive force? whaat?
    electromagnetic field
    the reason for FCC validation

    electrical devices have to accept and not discharge EMF

    duh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennydad
    electromagnetic field
    the reason for FCC validation

    electrical devices have to accept and not discharge EMF

    duh!
    sorry, part time physicist, I automatically see EMF as electromotive force.

    further explanation needed, currently we have "electrical devices have to accept and not discharge EMF" ... well every single circuit in the PC will create an electromagnetic field, so are you saying the I/O plate should not interfere with this?

    Do you mean that the I/O should act as a "shield" for the electromagnetic fields created by the PC? That makes sense...

    Last edited by Byatt; 14-01-2004 at 12:03 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Al
    Ain't there a band called EMF?

    You're unbelievable!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Byatt
    sorry, part time physicist, I automatically see EMF as electromotive force.

    further explanation needed, currently we have "electrical devices have to accept and not discharge EMF" ... well every single circuit in the PC will create an electromagnetic field, so are you saying the I/O plate should not interfere with this?

    Do you mean that the I/O should act as a "shield" for the electromagnetic fields created by the PC? That makes sense...


    LOL Electromotive Force...you been studying batteries and their internal resistances of late ?

    I don't agree with the argument about E-M Fields myself - can't see any relevance, too much interferance in general with a system to be choosy about shielding one just one minute area.

    Another reason for the backplate is a shorter path to ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilI
    You're unbelievable!



    Sorry.
    Oh yeah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pita^Norf
    LOL Electromotive Force...you been studying batteries and their internal resistances of late ?

    I don't agree with the argument about E-M Fields myself - can't see any relevance, too much interferance in general with a system to be choosy about shielding one just one minute area.

    Another reason for the backplate is a shorter path to ground.
    .. another reason ... to make sure you have lined up your motherboard correctly - admittedly not being able to screw mobo screws in should give you a clue but ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSheep
    .. another reason ... to make sure you have lined up your motherboard correctly - admittedly not being able to screw mobo screws in should give you a clue but ...
    Ah, but would you not agree that a mobo can still be line up correctly even if the backplate was absent ?
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