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I'm building a PC, and with the case I have something called a Nut setter, I only have one of these but I'm not sure what it is used for. Could you explain what I could possibly need this tool for?

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It attaches to a screwdriver with a hex shaft or an electric drill, used to drive or tighten nuts or hex pieces.

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That's actually a pretty good picture , if I might add. –  surfasb Sep 18 '11 at 0:51
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It is used to tighten the brass stand-offs that support the motherboard. The stand-off is a strange looking brass screw, with a tall hex head, that is itself bored and threaded to accept the screws that hold the motherboard down. There are usually many more places in the case for these stand-offs than there are actual holes in the motherboard, so your case can be adapted for a wide variety of motherboards by changing the locations of these stand offs. Just be sure that as many holes in the motherboard as possible have stand-offs under them, but especially NOT in where there is no hole, that would cause a short on the circuit board.

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Most "nut setters" are adapters that allow you to do up nuts using a hex-drive handle (of the sort usually used for screwdriver bits) instead of using a spanner/wrench.

Presumably your case has some hex-head screws to hold the parts of the case together and/or to hold components such as the PSU in place.

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