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Installing the A770M-A motherboard into a case (empty of course) starts with mounting the motherboard standoffs into the respective spots in the case to support the motherboard. Then the I/O plate goes in and you are ready to secure the motherboard to the case or motherboard tray, if so equipped. With the motherboard secured, install the memory in the slots and CPU in the socket. Apply the thermal paste of choice to the center of the CPU and spread a thin layer across the IHS. My tool of choice is an old credit card. Any rigid plastic with a good straight edge will suffice.
The heatsink gets mounted, as well as the video card and any other PCI cards.
With hardware installed on the board, connect the hard drives and optical drives to the system. Then power and front panel cables are connected.