So this is my first water cooled build project. In fact I've never built a PC before, just swapped bits out and upgraded. So it's a daunting task but one I hope will be interesting. Build logs are usually people uploading pics and saying what they're doing etc, but since I am a total noob at building pcs, let alone water cooled ones, I'm kind of hoping people here will add their ideas and point out any issues they can see or anticipate. Would be much appreciated.
The build centres around the STH10, so day one is all about assembling the thing. Here are some images...
A big box
And very well packaged at that
Every single item, big or small, was packaged like this. Pretty impressive.
An overwhelming amount of stuff was in the box. Didn't know where to start. Instructions helped a lot.
I started by joining the chassis compartment with upper and lower mid plates
This is what it looked like once both were attached. Couldn't work out how to join the pieces, and then realised the screws were countersunk for a reason...I'm an idiot.
Next up was to attach the rear chassis
And then the top and bottom chassis
Front chassis and cover was next, followed by I/0 panel.
Lovely design for SSD, HDD bays
Now the motherboard backplate. It was a little tricky since it slides out and I had to make sure it was all level. Nothing too stressy, just fiddly.
Top cover goes on
Front door goes on
And protective film comes off (sorry about the focus)
Well, that's it for now. Tomorrow I start on the rad mounts, rads and fans and case fans. Monday the hardware arrives.