So finally it is in one piece. After some planning and picking out my parts, I have finally put it all together. I still have yet to install the O/S onto it.First problem I encountered was the simple instalment of the mobo, the I/O shield had some little metal things sticking out on the internal side, this kind of disrupted things. I wasn't too happy having to take out the motherboard with all components installed it several times.I also had some trouble with the cable management ... Maybe I was running out of patience and was getting tired thinking about work tomorrow (didn't finish until 5am, and supposedly getting "up" at 7am...anyways) there was a bulge at the back of the case at first.. after some trial and error, unplugging and plugging the cables which again didn't make me happy as I wanted it to be delicately perfect(well it's my first time but still) I finally could close the back case.
My concern though, is because of the few sata power connectors attached to the cable, it made things difficult as it was solid blunt plastic sticking out..on top of other cables. I figured the way was to kind of forcibly insert these things partially inside the cable management hole. I hope you guys could see it.
I had to use the PCI-e extension that came with my PSU for my GPU and attach it to the GPU's cable that came with(a short yellow/red cable) It had an 8-pin connector to insert to the GPU then diverts to a 2x 3 pin connectors which then attaches to a single 7 pin to the PSU. I hope I did tha right..? The PSU extension to the GPU kind of made things clutter as shown in the pic because of the excess ports.
For the CPU power it couldn't be helped but be Infront of the 2x RAM sticks, at first.. So I attached a zip tie onto the cord ontop to one of the cases' metal bars.
My monitor that I bought (24" BenQ GL2450HM, only came with a DVI cable. So I thought oh well as I recalled having seen an HDMI cable around the house, plugged it to the HDMI port off the monitor onto the video card. No display... Did some looking around and found that, the monitor doesn't automatically pick up the HDMI port and you first have to manually switch it over, to the HDMI option. I have to get a DVI-VGA adapter first so I can switch it to the HDMI option.
The build looks like it was a success, I think..although I have not run anything at all,at the very least all the fans turned on as the reputed "beep" for PC builders went off..but that's all I know.
The cable plugging/management truly was the challenge. And up until now, sort of, still want to redo it. I'm kind of OCD!
Boy this was an experience. I'm hoping to hear what you guys think, feel free to suggest any tips from what u see, anything. Thanks for listening.