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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.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice. Great cable management for a first build.

As for plugging in the 760, your PSU should have come with 2x 6+2-pin cables and you'd only need one of those. You shouldn't have to use the extension at all.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply!

I seeee now..I was just under the impression that, because it came with the GPU, that it would be better to use it, so no need to use it(the extention) that's great! I would just have to...cut off the zip-ties that I put on the extention and forcibly bring it out from the little hole jammed with the other cables.. :p

And like I said my main concern, is that sata power port hat's against the other cables(like the 24 pin power cable) in that little hole ... and I can't really do much because I can't pull it or anything anymore cause it's already tightly placed. Unless.... I redo all cable management and have it super perfectly aligned haha..

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

You could pick up a SATA power extension cable like this. That particular one is made by NZXT.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty sure that the RAM is supposed to be in slots 2 & 4...

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Really. Well right now it is in slots 1 and 3. is there a difference?

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Check the manual, pretty sure most mobo's are 2 & 4.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

So how do I find out the temp for my CPU, GPU?

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

After a looong day of going back and forth, buying cables, adapters for my monitor, it is finally up and running! Downloaded all, or most of the drivers. The monitor that i got like stated, actually have to be manually altered. I know in most, you could change the input with the touch of a button, after pushing the power button, then you'd have a quick one second to change it. But for this one, you actually have to use the corresponding cable that it's inlove with, then when you actually have display, then you could go to the monitor's menu settings and change the option from DVI to HDMI.Because it just does not pick up the HDMI at all(at first). But after all that, I'm glad its done.

I haven't exactly done any stress testing, but as far as web-browsing it is a swift breeze. I downloaded a couple of games to somewhat test it out, no problem there. While running the PC it is as quiet as a modern hybrid car.

The back is actually somewhat okay (im pretty OCD..) later on i would probably align it flush to the point they would look like parralel sewer pipes, but right now i could close the back case no problem. There are cables visible inside the case, but can't really do much.

Overall im pretty happy with the process :) I feel if ever i were to build one again, the second time would be no problem. Thank god for the internet