So started tonight! Spent like 3 hours getting going, got alot more to go. I'm confused as hell with all the parts for my case labs case haha!!!.... But I will figure it out. Once I start mounting the drives i'm sure it will be quite intuitive......
Few problems I ran into... I cross threaded a screw on the motherboard mounts... its in but not perfectly straight, ah well no biggie but kinda sucked!!! Also have to figure out how I wanna mount the Noctua fans. I dont think i want to use the plugs they provide, at least not for them all, but I dont have screws for them that fit either. Going to have to figure that out in the near future.
All the cards fit GREAT! The GT580s provide just enough room for the RAID controller and the Thunderbolt audio/NIC card (might remove it dont really need it).
Had to remove one heat sink from my Corsair Dominator ram to fit the Noctua heatsink, the other 5 dimms were ok.
In order to install the heat sink I had to remove the mother board... that sucked. I totally forgot to do that first, once I pulled the heatsink out of the box I remembered lol... Not the worst only had 8 screws to remove but still annoying none the less.
HERE ARE THE PROGRESS SHOTS!!!
Case dismantled and off to the side:
Mother board tray pulled and mother board installed... BEFORE the heat sink
Yea thats me in the mirror hehe
Another shot of the tray with the processor installed, followed by the ram installed. This is before I removed the heat sink from one of the dimms for the heatsink.
Mother board pulled to install the heatsink.... This thing is HUGGGGEEE I read online about how big it was, but this thing is as big as a sofball, probably a tiny bit bigger! lol
Now the cards are being installed. They all fit perfectly just enough clearance, very happy about that!!! Almost time to re-insert the board into the case!
And some pics of the parts left to be installed, the big pile of trash around the Case Labs case.
Thats it I will have more tomorrow hoping I get this **** done soon!! I wanna get it together and start running SOMETHING lmao!!