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Insides are unhooked

I need a picture or directions on what to hook up where on the inside of my computer.

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Everything in a modern computer can either only fit into one place, are numbers and can ALWAYS only fit one way. Except very old IDE cables (ribbon like).

follow this link for a nice tutorial :

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