Test build successful! On to the next phase!
The motherboard is attached to the case using stand-offs. These are little brass fixtures that screw into the appropriate case holes to match the board mounting holes. You can eyeball it pretty easily. If you really want to be sure a template is a good choice.
Next up you want to mount the power supply. Mine goes fan down on the bottom of the case (which is very common now).
Finally the motherboard. Start with the back plate which labels all your various ports. It just snaps into place. Next you place the board slide it towards the back and secure using the mounting screws into the a fore mentioned stand-offs.
Any add-on cards, like a graphics card requires removal of a back panel (usually a screw, or you might have to bend-snap it off) and securing it into the socket.
Now you attach keyboard, mouse and monitor. Plug in the power supply, hit the power supply on switch (if it has one). Then push the start button.
TECH SUPERSTITION! NEVER close up the side panels prior to starting up your system for the first time. In fact, leave them off till after you install the OS.
Here it is running!
Next up, Installing the OS. This is something I may not blog about... Not sure yet. Its a lot of looking at this: