Originally Posted by Leyaena
Originally Posted by Father Fuzzy
Nice regiment of fitings
i'm in for the long haul
Hello and welcome to the party.
I'm excited to see how the fittings end up looking with the rest of the build...UPDATE!:
- Frozencpu order came in
- Decided to return the EK blocks and go with something different...updates soon...
- Ran into some issues last night, hopefully everything is ok, pics with descriptions to follow
You can see in this pic that I forgot to install the motherboard I/O shield... I had no idea what was in store for me....
You can see in this pic (below) the padding on the I/O shield. This makes it EXTREMELY difficult to mount the motherboard. You basically have to set the mobo on the standoffs, and push and hold the motherboard in place while fighting about 10 - 15 lbs of lateral force (pushing the i/o components into the i/o shield padding.)
Also, I can image the bottom of the board was rubbing on the standoffs while trying to do this...
I tried everything from taking the back panel off the motherboard tray, which was a terrible idea because those screws aren't really meant to come out. I stripped and had to replace 2 screws. Also, it matters not when you remove the back cover because it attaches to the tray via hinges, and they are impossibbru to put back together with the motherboard installed. So at this point, I actually had to uninstall the mobo again and re-assemble the motherboard tray before re-installing.
Hopefully everything is OK with the motherboard, but I don't see any other way to overcome this aside from maybe purchasing a custom IO shield.
You can also see here if you blow up the picture that the I/O shield bows out a little bit on the back. IMO I really hate Asus, I think they're much more bent on the bottom line than they are quality. Makes me a little sad putting this board in this case, but there really isn't a better option from what I could tell.
I googled it, but it looks like I'm the only one who really had an issue with this. I just can't imagine any other way of doing it though...Was definitely very difficult to install.Edited by ballnuts - 11/1/12 at 11:40am